On the eleven-year anniversary of September 11th , we pause to reflect on one of the darkest days in our State and Nation’s history. We solemnly honor the memory of those who lost their lives, and look back on the sacrifices, commitment and dedication of the thousands of Americans who answered the call to duty in the wake of such an enormous tragedy.
As New Yorkers across the State gather to remember our fallen heroes and loved ones, I will be participating in two ceremonies in the Finger Lakes region.
In recognition of his continuing efforts to support job growth, cut taxes and control spending, New York State Senator Mike Nozzolio has been named one of the top “Jobs Supporters” in the entire State Legislature by organizations dedicated to job growth and business development in New York State.
Senator Nozzolio received the highest grades and rankings from both the Business Council of New York, and Unshackle Upstate, as part of their 2012 analysis of all state legislators’ voting records.
In the wake of yesterday’s disappointing decision by the United States Federal District Court to deny the rights of local governments and school districts to collect unpaid property taxes on land owned by individual Cayuga Indians, New York State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio and Assemblyman Brian Kolb have called upon United States Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Charles Schumer, as well as area congressmen, to immediately enact the legislation deemed necessary by the federal court.
In another strongly worded message to the New York State Thruway Authority, State Senator Mike Nozzolio condemned the proposed 45% toll increase for commercial vehicles calling it disastrous to New York's economy.
"There is no question," said Senator Nozzolio, "that all businesses will suffer if this proposed toll increase is allowed." Senator Nozzolio has urged all the members of the New York State Thruway Authority, to reconsider their proposal to implement the toll increase.
A wise observer once commented, the days may be long, but the years go by quickly.
In many ways, it is very hard to believe already a year has gone by since over 2000 people gathered with great honor and dignity to dedicate the Sampson Veterans Memorial Cemetery.
On that beautiful Finger Lakes summer day in late July 2011, many generations from all across America came together to honor our veterans, and to thank them for their great service to our beloved Nation.
New York State Senator Nozzolio today announced that legislation he supported to improve early breast cancer detection has been signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo. The new law, S.6769B, will increase women’s awareness of the presence of dense breast tissue found during a mammography exam. Dense breast tissue can make it more difficult to detect tumors.
State Senator Mike Nozzolio is encouraging local servicemen and women to apply for a Federal program that gives recognition to our valued veterans and government employees who served our Nation during the Cold War.
“It has long been my belief that there is no greater debt of honor than that which every American citizen owes to individuals who selflessly served our Nation during times of need,” said Senator Nozzolio. “The courage, preparedness and dedication of thousands of servicemen and women was crucial in keeping our Country safe and secure during the Cold War, and I am pleased that this important recognition is available to those who served at this challenging time.”
State Senator Mike Nozzolio recently honored Syracuse University Football legend Floyd Little on the floor of the historic New York State Senate chamber. Little is the only three time All-America running back to play for Syracuse and still holds the University's career record for touchdowns. In 1967, he was picked as a first round draft choice by the Denver Broncos, with whom he was named an American Football League All-Star. He was later inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame and the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Continuing his efforts to ensure the safety of students in New York’s schools, State Senator Mike Nozzolio today announced that the Senate has adopted legislation he is co-sponsoring legislation to strictly prohibit school bullying in all forms. The legislation (S.7740) comprehensively defines bullying to ensure that all students are protected and addresses both conventional bullying and online cyber-bullying.
Recently, my colleagues in the State Senate and I adopted important legislation (S.2491) to add CPR training as part of every high school student's health curriculum. This measure will significantly raise awareness of this important skill and could save countless lives.
The United States Department of Agriculture has officially issued Disaster Declarations for the Wayne-Finger Lakes Region and other Upstate agricultural regions impacted by recent unseasonable temperature extremes, State Senator Mike Nozzolio has announced.
Continuing his commitment to promoting job creation, tax relief and restoring economic growth, State Senator Mike Nozzolio and his Senate colleagues today adopted the 2012 NEW JOBS-NY Job Creation Plan (S.7448). The Senate’s comprehensive plan will help create thousands of new private sector jobs by delivering tax relief to small businesses and manufacturers, reducing energy costs, and enacting major fiscal reforms to make New York State more economically competitive.
As the school year draws to a close, our school children naturally turn their thoughts to summer vacation and time away from the classroom. It is important, though, to make sure that when school ends in June, we encourage students to keep learning.
Honoring our Nation’s greatest heroes as well as our region’s historic significance as the birthplace of Memorial Day, State Senator Mike Nozzolio will be participating in Memorial Day events throughout his Senate District between Thursday, May 24th and Monday, May 28th.
A distinguished local U.S. Army veteran was recently nominated for induction into the New York State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame by State Senator Mike Nozzolio. Ralph Calabrese of Canandaigua was honored during a special ceremony at the State Capitol for his courageous service during the Korean War and dedicated advocacy for our local veterans, including leading a successful campaign to save the Canandaigua VA hospital from closing.
Albany- Senator Nozzolio congratulated Geneva High School Freshman Tyrone Parker for being named the Geneva Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year, presenting Tyrone with a special a special New York State Resolution
In recognition of her extraordinary commitment to promoting women’s healthand community revitalization, Patti Cataldi of Webster is among the outstanding women across New York State who were honored at the 2012 "Women of Distinction" ceremony held today at the State Capitol. Patti, who serves as Chair of the Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester Board and is a member of the Webster Town Board, was nominated for this honor by State Senator Mike Nozzolio."It is an honor to present this important recognition to Patti Cataldi.
Continuing his fight to protect the taxpayers of New York, State Senator Mike Nozzolio today announced that the Senate has adopted legislation (S.476) he is sponsoring requiring State and county correctional facility inmates to make co-payments for health care visits, the same policy that is in place in the federal prison system and 2/3 of the states.
In recognition of his efforts to strengthen criminal justice and victim services, State Senator Mike Nozzolio was today honored by the domestic violence survivors’ group SAFER with their Criminal Justice Professional Appreciation Award.