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Senator Nozzolio Recognizes Casey, Tim, & Michelle Magee as "Firefighters of the Week"

Senator Mike Nozzolio has announced this week’s nomination for his Facebook "Firefighter of the Week" recognition: Casey, Tim, & Michelle Magee of the Marion Fire Department. Congratulations Casey, Tim and Michelle and thank you for your service and dedication to Marion and the surrounding communities!

Click the below link to view the gallery and to learn more about The Magee Family and previous nominees, and their service as volunteer firefighters:

http://a.pgtb.me/hHsRnG

February 23, 2015
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New York State Senate Youth Leadership Recognition Awards

February is Youth Leadership Month and the New York State Senate is highlighting the occasion by encouraging participation in the Youth Leadership Recognition Awards program, which is designed to recognize the outstanding young students who will become our State’s future leaders.

The program is designed to highlight and congratulate well-rounded students who excel academically and have exhibited leadership through extracurricular or volunteer activities. Current juniors and seniors are eligible to participate. Students must be nominated by a teacher, administrator, counselor or other school faculty member. A student can ask a faculty member to nominate them or a faculty member can initiate the process by recommending a student deserving of special recognition.

February 20, 2015
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO CALLS ON RESIDENTS TO SIGN GAS TAX PETITION

State Senator Mike Nozzolio today called on residents to sign his petition to cut the gas tax and ensure that the funds collected from the tax are used properly. While national news stories tout gas for less than $2 per gallon, New Yorkers have seen prices drop but are still paying significantly more than in other states. Currently, New York leads the continental United States when it comes to the price at the pump.

“With gas prices falling across the country, New Yorkers have seen little relief at the pump and have literally watched the roads crumbling beneath them,” said Senator Nozzolio. “My goal is to cut New York’s gas tax and make sure that any funds collected are used to repair our deteriorating infrastructure.”

February 18, 2015
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Cut New York’s Gas Tax

While gas prices have dropped across the country to less than $2 per gallon, New Yorkers are still paying significantly more than in other states.  In fact, we lead the continental United States when it comes to the price at the pump!One of the main reasons gasoline costs are so high here – TAXES!

February 17, 2015
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO CALLS FOR A BUDGET THAT RETURNS $1 BILLION TO SCHOOLS BY ENDING THE GEA THIS YEAR

Billions of Dollars Have Been Stripped from School Budgets by the Democrats’ Gap Elimination Adjustment

February 10, 2015
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REMINDER: VOLUNTARY INCOME TAX CHECK-OFF FOR VETERANS REMEMBRANCE AND CEMETERY MAINTENANCE OPERATION FUND

Continuing his strong commitment to our veterans and their families, New York State Senator Mike Nozzolio today reminded individuals filing their 2014 New York State income taxes that they will have the opportunity to make a voluntary contribution to support veterans cemeteries in New York State. This fund is an important step in the process to designate specific areas in New York State for a State Veterans cemetery. This voluntary contribution can be made as a deduction from an individual’s tax refund or as an additional monetary donation on New York State tax returns. Contributions are 100% voluntary.

February 5, 2015
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO HOLDS FIRST HEARING ON POLICE SAFETY AND PUBLIC PROTECTION

Senator Michael Nozzolio, Chairman of the New York State Senate Codes Committee, today held the first in a series of public hearings to provide a thorough review of issues affecting the safety of law enforcement, first responders, and the public in New York State. The hearing was jointly convened in New York City by four Senate Committees to address serious concerns raised by the shooting deaths of two NYPD Officers, Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu, and Rochester Police Officer Daryl Pierson, in addition to other recent attacks and hostility directed at law enforcement.

February 4, 2015
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Senator Mike Nozzolio Reappointed Chairman of Senate Budget Sub-Committee for Public Protection

New York State Senator Mike Nozzolio has been reappointed to serve as the Chairman of the New York Senate Budget Sub-Committee for Public Protection.   The Public Protection Budget Sub-Committee is responsible for reviewing all aspects of the criminal justice budget as well as budgets for correctional services, military and naval affairs, the state police, the judiciary and homeland security. Over the course of the next several weeks, the Sub-Committee will be meeting as the Senate prepares its budget proposal for the Fiscal Year 2016.

February 3, 2015
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO LEADS EFFORT TO ELIMINATE GAP ELIMINATION ADJUSTMENT AND REDUCE PROPERTY TAXES IN UPSTATE

Senator Michael Nozzolio announced he has reintroduced his legislation, Senate Bill 512 in the New York State Senate and is leading the effort to end the Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA) once and for all in New York.

 “Over the last several years, I have heard from hundreds of parents, teachers, school board members, school superintendents and administrators throughout my district, all with the same message; help us put an end to the disastrous Gap Elimination Adjustment,” said Senator Nozzolio.

The GEA was an unfair state aid cut to schools that was enacted in 2010 by the

January 30, 2015
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Public Hearing: Examining police safety and public protection in New York City

Senate Standing Committee on CodesChair: Senator Michael F. NozzolioPublic Hearing: Examining police safety and public protection in New York CityPlace: Senate Hearing Room, 250 Broadway, 19th Floor, New York, New YorkTime: 12:00 P.M.Contact: Lisa Mooney (518) 455-2597Media Contact: Senate Majority Press Office (518) 455-2264ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

February 4, 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Committee Meeting: Codes Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Codes Senator Michael F. Nozzolio, Chair 1:00 PM, Tuesday, February 3, 2015 Room 124 CAP

February 3, 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
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SENATOR MIKE NOZZOLIO ANNOUNCES ENACTMENT OF MEASURES TO TOUGHEN PENALTIES FOR SEX OFFENDERS

Senator Mike Nozzolio announced the enactment of legislation in the New York State Senate which would help keep communities safer from sexual predators.  

January 26, 2015
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO MEETS WITH NYSCOPBA PRESIDENT MICHAEL POWERS

New York’s Correctional Officers walk the toughest beat in law enforcement. Every day these professionals risk their lives to protect our communities from violent criminals. 

January 26, 2015
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Senator Nozzolio Recognizes Robert Lee as "Firefighter of the Week"

Senator Mike Nozzolio has announced this week’s nomination for his Facebook "Firefighter of the Week" recognition: Robert Lee of the Marbletown Fire Department. Congratulations Robert and thank you for your service and dedication to Newark and the surrounding communities!

Click the below link to view the gallery and to learn more about Robert and previous nominees, and their service as volunteer firefighters:

http://a.pgtb.me/hHsRnG

January 26, 2015
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SENATOR MIKE NOZZOLIO REAPPOINTED CHAIRMAN OF NEW YORK STATE SENATE CODES COMMITTEE: ANNOUNCES FIRST HEARING ON CRIMINAL JUSTICE ISSUES

State Senator Mike Nozzolio has been reappointed as Chairman of the New York State Senate Codes Committee.  The Committee is one of the most important and active committees in the State Legislature and has jurisdiction over all aspects of criminal justice policy. “It is an honor for me to again be given the opportunity to serve as Chairman of the Codes Committee. I look forward to working with my colleagues on the Committee to strengthen our State’s criminal justice laws and to work to protect our communities from violent criminals,” said Senator Nozzolio.   

January 23, 2015
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