Senator Michael Nozzolio, ranking member of the Senate Energy Committee, announced today that he is sponsoring legislation that would prevent any of the $112 million in state funding attached to the “green jobs” bill, enacted last week by the New York State Senate, from being allocated to ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) and its sister organization, the New York Agency for Community Affairs (NYACA).
Webster - Senator Mike Nozzolio recently spoke at the September 11th remembrance ceremony in Webster where he acknowledged the sacrifices of the firefighters, the members of law enforcement, the emergency rescue workers, members of the port authority and the hundreds of others who risked their own personal safety to help rescue those still trapped in the Twin Towers. Senator Nozzolio thanked the Webster community for continuing to remember those lost on September 11th and to acknowledge the efforts of so many volunteers who continue to serve their community.
Red Creek- Senator Nozzolio announced today that the New York State Department of Corrections has withdrawn its earlier decision to close the Butler Minimum Security Prison by October 1st of this year.
On September 11th, as we pause to reflect on this defining moment in our Nation's history, we can look back with pride on the sacrifices, commitment and dedication of the thousands of Americans who answered the call to duty on that fateful day. Thousands of men and women, many working 24 hour shifts, helped to free those still trapped under the debris. Volunteers helped to provide the rescuers with food, water and shelter while others donated time, resources and money to the recovery efforts. It was a day that forever changed the way we look at the world.
Williamson - Senator Mike Nozzolio recently presented a special New York State Resolution to Chester Peters upon his designation as the recipient of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Local Government Historian Professional Achievement Award for his 45 years of service as Williamson Town Historian.
Pictured left to right are: Senator Nozzolio, Pearl and Chester Peters, and Williamson Supervisor Jim Hoffman.
New York State Senator Michael Nozzolio recently held a discussion with representatives of the area food pantries and service organizations. The discussion focused on the problems that these organizations are experiencing in helping people provide for their family's nutritional needs. Senator Nozzolio pledged to work with the members of these organizations to help raise awareness on the issue of hunger in our local communities and to seek the community's help in meeting the increased demand for services.
Seneca Falls - Senator Nozzolio recently attended the St. Anthony’s Italian Festival in Seneca Falls where he acknowledged the hard work and dedication of the hundreds of volunteers that make this annual event such a success.
Pictured with Senator Nozzolio are from left to right: Mary Ann Agnello, Anthony De Millo, Ann Morazzo, Jennie and Jiggs Petrucci, and Jenny Sinicropi.
Victor- Senator Michael Nozzolio recently visited REDCOM, a telecommunications company located in Victor, where he discussed the impact of the New York State budget on the company and its employees. Senator Nozzolio spoke about his efforts to reduce State spending and eliminate many of the taxes that were added to this year's state budget. The imposition of a new State tax on healthcare benefits prompted employees of REDCOM to ask Senator Nozzolio for help. Senator Nozzolio met with REDCOM President Klaus Gueldenpfennig and toured the facility as a part of his visit.
Lyons - Senator Mike Nozzolio recently participated in the dedication of the "Wall of Honor" at the Lyons Collins-Casavino American Legion Post 227 where he commended area veterans and their families for their service and sacrifices to our country. The new wall stands as a testament to the veterans from Lyons who served our country in World War II, Korea and Vietnam.
Auburn - Senator Mike Nozzolio participated in the grand opening of the Stardust Entrepreneurial Institute in downtown Auburn where he was honored for his efforts to help establish this new state of the art facility. The Institute is one part of the economic development plan: " A Call to Action: A Blueprint for Success" that was created in 2006 as a way to reinvigorate downtown Auburn and the entire Finger Lakes Region.
Lodi - Senator Mike Nozzolio recently addressed the audience at the bluegrass festival in Lodi. Senator Nozzolio spoke to the attendees about his brother Matt who was an accomplished musician and loved bluegrass.
Pictured with Senator Nozzolio are festival founders Susan and Andy Alexander, and Bill Knowlton of WCNY.
Geneva- New York State Senator Michael Nozzolio recently held a discussion with representatives of the area food pantries and service organizations. The discussion focused on the problems that these organizations are experiencing in helping individuals and families provide for their nutritional needs. During the meeting, these individuals cited the growing number of people who are seeking help for the first time, many due to the loss of employment and others who are actually working but at jobs that make it impossible for them to meet their family's needs.
New York State Senator Michael Nozzolio praised United States District Court Justice Carol Amon for issuing an important decision reaffirming the validity of Senator Nozzolio’s legislation that requires sales taxes be collected on all cigarettes sold to non-Native Americans by Indian-owned businesses.
State Senator Mike Nozzolio recently introduced legislation that would repeal the unnecessary new tax on utilities included in Governor Paterson’s 2009-10 State Budget. If enacted, this legislation would save homeowners and businesses over $500 million on their gas and electric bills.
West Walworth - Senator Mike Nozzolio participated in the official opening of the new sidewalk on West Walworth Road in Walworth. Senator Nozzolio was instrumental in securing the necessary State funding for the project.
Pictured with Senator Nozzolio, Walworth Supervisor Bob Plant, Wayne County Highway Superintendent Kevin Rooney, and Project Engineer Brian Frey are local residents and elected officials along with members of the Wayne County Highway Department.
Seneca Falls - Senator Mike Nozzolio recently spoke at the official swearing in ceremony for 20 new citizens of the United States. During the ceremony, which was held at the Women’s Rights National Historical Park, Senator Nozzolio spoke of his own family's immigration to this Country and urged these new citizens to take an active role in their government.
The Mynderse Academy Chamber singers performed for the ceremony and are pictured with Senator Mike Nozzolio.
State Senator Mike Nozzolio today admonished Governor Paterson and the State Department of Taxation and Finance for refusing to comply with the law enacted last year taxing cigarettes sold by Native Americans.
State Senator Mike Nozzolio today condemned Governor Paterson's plan to spend $140 million in federal stimulus funds on a massive welfare giveaway. The Governor’s so-called “back to school” public assistance plan gives a $200 cash award for every child receiving welfare or food stamp assistance. The cash awards come without any
With the latest tax increase approved in the 2009-10 State Budget ready to take effect next month, State Senator Mike Nozzolio condemned Governor Paterson and his Democrat-controlled Senate and Assembly for imposing yet another round of taxes and fees on an already struggling Upstate economy. This time the Democrats’ target was motor vehicle fees, most of which will go u