Michael F. Nozzolio's Press releases

Senator Nozzolio Appointed To Key Budget Conference Committees

Continuing his efforts to enact a balanced, on-time State budget for the second year in a row, New York State Senator Mike Nozzolio today announced that he has been appointed to serve on the Joint Budget Conference Committees for Public Protection and Transportation. Senator Nozzolio also serves on the Senate Finance Committee, which is responsible for all aspects of the State budget.

March 14, 2012
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Senator Nozzolio Meets With New York American Legion Commander Michael Bowen Following Annual American Legion Breakfast

Albany- Following the American Legion’s annual breakfast at the State Capitol today, Senator Nozzolio met with New York American Legion Commander Michael Bowen of Waterloo and Legion Post 463 Commander Fred Percy of Ovid. They discussed a number of important issues relating to services and outreach for our veterans, including the ongoing operation of the Sampson Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Seneca County, which Senator Nozzolio helped to create with support from Commander Bowen and other American Legion and V.F.W. leaders.

March 13, 2012
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO ANNOUNCES 2012 NEW JOBS-NY JOB CREATION PLAN

Plan in Senate Budget Proposal Would Create Jobs, Cut Taxes and Control State Spending

March 7, 2012
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Senator Nozzolio Welcomes Seneca County 4-H Club Member to the State Capitol

Albany- State Senator Mike Nozzolio recently met with Seneca County 4-H Club member Lexi Thompson of Fayette and 4-H Club Community Educator Katie Nelson as part of the 2011 4-H Capital Days, where 4-H members visit Albany to discuss the importance of agriculture, our State’s top job-producing industry. Senator Nozzolio also welcomed Lexi an

March 7, 2012
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Finger Lakes Region Can Take Pride in Accomplishments of Coaches Coughlin and Boeheim

Throughout my life, I have been very proud to have been born and raised in the Finger Lakes Region.  Growing up here and educated in our local schools, I have always held a deeply-felt pride in our community. That pride only intensified after graduating high school, and attending two outstanding universities right here in our region- Cornell and Syracuse.

March 2, 2012
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STATE SENATE ADOPTS LEGISLATION CO-SPONSORED BY SENATOR NOZZOLIO TO REPEAL JOB-KILLING WAGE NOTICE MANDATE

Continuing his commitment to cut bureaucratic State regulations that impede job growth, State Senator Mike Nozzolio today announced that the Senate has adopted legislation (S.6063-A) he co-sponsored to remove an onerous wage reporting mandate that has cost private sector job creators millions and made our State less competitive.

March 1, 2012
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO REMINDING HOMEOWNERS THAT DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR THE STAR PROGRAM IS MARCH 1st

State Senator Mike Nozzolio is reminding homeowners that this Thursday, March 1st, is the deadline to apply for or reapply for the STAR school tax exemption program.

February 27, 2012
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO AND THE STATE SENATE TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE LOOK AT SOLUTIONS TO THE DANGERS OF DISTRACTED DRIVING

Continuing his efforts to keep our roadways safe, Senator Mike Nozzolio is working to address the dangers of distracted driving, a potentially fatal driving habit where drivers engage in activities like text messaging or talking on cell phones behind the wheel. The State Senate Transportation Committee, on which Senator Nozzolio serves as a member, today held a public hearing to discuss Statewide solutions to this dangerous driving practice.

February 13, 2012
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Senator Nozzolio Welcomes Local Future Farmers of America to Albany

ALBANY- Continuing his efforts to promote and preserve New York State farms for generations to come, State Senator Mike Nozzolio today met with members of Future Farmers of America from Moravia High School.  Senator Nozzolio discussed the importance of agriculture - New York State's top jobs-producing industry - to our State's economy. Senator Nozzolio also welcomed these outstanding young people to the floor of the historic New York State Senate Chamber.

February 7, 2012
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO HOSTS EDUCATION FORUM WITH SENATE EDUCATION CHAIRMAN

GENEVA- Continuing his efforts to ensure fair and equitable treatment for school districts in our region, State Senator Mike Nozzolio today hosted a forum on education where local school district leaders had the opportunity to discuss their budget concerns with the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Education, Senator John Flanagan.

February 3, 2012
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STATE SENATE ADOPTS HISTORIC EXPANSION OF DNA DATABANK CO-SPONSORED BY SENATOR NOZZOLIO

Continuing his fight to enhance law enforcement efforts across the State, Senator Mike Nozzolio is co-sponsoring legislation (S.5560-A) that has been adopted in the State Senate providing for the largest expansion of New York’s DNA databank since it was created in 1994. The legislation would require individuals convicted of any felony or any misdemeanor in the penal law to submit DNA samples to the databank.

February 1, 2012
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STATEMENT FROM STATE SENATOR MIKE NOZZOLIO ON GOVERNOR CUOMO’S EXECUTIVE BUDGET PROPOSAL

Governor Cuomo’s proposed Executive Budget expands on the historic success of our partnership last year to provide further relief from taxes and unfunded mandates, ensure fiscal responsibility and create a pro-job growth environment in our State. It is greatly encouraging that, for the second straight year, the Governor has released an Executive Budget that cuts overall State spending and closes the State’s deficit with NO new or increased taxes or fees.

January 17, 2012
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO TO ATTEND BENEFIT IN HONOR OF GENEVA FIREFIGHTER MATT FOE

Geneva – Senator Mike Nozzolio is continuing his fight to expand benefits for volunteer firemen so they will be entitled to the same workers compensation coverage as paid fire fighters.  Senator Nozzolio is the sponsor of  legislation (S.4004-A) which achieves equity for all fire fighters - and insures that all firefighters - p

January 13, 2012
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO TO HOST EDUCATION FORUM WITH SENATE EDUCATION CHAIRMAN

Continuing his efforts to ensure fair and equitable treatment for school districts in our region, State Senator Mike Nozzolio has announced that he will be hosting a forum on education on Friday, February 3rd  from 10-12 noon at the Ramada Lakefront Hotel in Geneva.  Senator Nozzolio will be joined by Senator John Flanagan, Chairman of the New York State Senate Committee on Education.

January 12, 2012
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STATE LEGISLATURE ADOPTS IRAN DIVESTMENT ACT CO-SPONSORED BY SENATOR NOZZOLIO

Yesterday, the State Legislature adopted legislation I co-sponsored (S.5917), known as the Iran Divestment Act.  This Act would prohibit companies that provide goods, services or credit worth $20 million or more to Iran's energy industry from entering into or renewing State and local government contracts.

January 10, 2012
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO WELCOMES LOCAL FIRST RESPONDERS AT 2012 STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESS

Following Governor Cuomo’s 2012 State of the State Address, State Senator Mike Nozzolio met with local firefighters and emergency response personnel who were invited to represent their communities at the event. The Governor’s address called for a new statewide network of local and regional emergency responders to improve statewide communications and help ensure that resources can be deployed effectively in emergency situations.

January 5, 2012
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO ON THE 2012 STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESS

With his delivery of the 2012 State of the State Address, Governor Cuomo has initiated a new Legislative Session and a new year for New York State.

January 4, 2012
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COUNTDOWN TO LOWER TAXES FOR NEW YORKERS

As a result of historic tax reform legislation that State Senator Mike Nozzolio worked with his Senate colleagues and Governor Cuomo to adopt, the lowest tax rate most New Yorkers have seen in more than 50 years will go into effect in a matter of days.

December 29, 2011
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FEDERAL BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS DISMISSES CAYUGA INDIAN LAND TRUST APPLICATION IN SENECA AND CAYUGA COUNTIES

As your New York State Senator representing Cayuga and Seneca Counties, I have been steadfast in my strong opposition to any and all efforts by the Cayuga Indians to apply for trust status on land they have purchased in these counties.  I have repeatedly called upon our Federal representatives to do everything in their power to protect local property taxpayers and urge the Federal Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) to reject the Cayugas’ application to create an Indian reservation. 

December 21, 2011
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REMINDER: FINAL WEEK OF SENATOR NOZZOLIO’S ANNUAL DRIVE TO BENEFIT THE TROOPS

State Senator Mike Nozzolio is reminding everyone in our community that this is the last week to donate personal items to our brave men and women serving overseas as part of his annual Holiday Drive for the Troops.

December 12, 2011
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