Albany – New York State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio convened the Senate Crime Victims, Crime and Corrections Committee to conduct a legislative oversight hearing to examine the increase in parole release rates for violent felons in the New York correctional system.
Denise O’Donnell, Director of the Division of Criminal Justice Services; George Alexander, Chairman of the New York State Parole Board; and Brian Fischer, Commissioner of the Department of Correctional Services, testified before the Committee to address the increased release rates.
Webster - State Senator Michael Nozzolio today joined officials from the Towns of Webster and Ontario and local youth sports enthusiasts to announce the construction of a new youth athletic facility in the Town of Webster. Senator Nozzolio secured $1.5 million in state funding for the athletic complex to be built off of Basket Road. The new multi-sport venue will be lighted and will be used for youth baseball as well as football, soccer and lacrosse.
Seneca Falls- Continuing his commitment to the brave men and women currently serving in the military, New York State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio will hold a holiday drive to collect non-perishable items to be sent to American troops stationed overseas.Senator Nozzolio is asking the community to drop off non-perishable items to his office located at 119 Fall Street in Seneca Falls or his Auburn Office at 69 South Street. The holiday drive officially kicks-off on Monday, November 26th and concludes on Friday, December 14th.
Albany – After Governor Spitzer’s pledge to secure $600 million for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to avoid bus and subway fare increases for New York City commuters, State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio is calling for the Governor to show the same concern for Upstate residents by rejecting a proposed increase in Thruway tolls.Last week, in the face of public opposition to a proposed subway fare increase in New York City, Governor Spitzer promised $600 million in state funding for the MTA to keep fare prices down.
Auburn– In recognition of Veterans Day and the brave men and women who have defended our Nation, New York State Senator Michael Nozzolio and State Assemblyman Gary Finch today announced they have secured $100,000.00 in state funding for the construction of the Veterans Memorial Park in Auburn.
Albany- Continuing his support for America’s brave men and women serving our Nation, New York State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio is announcing a new program to connect area residents with local soldiers serving overseas. As part of the program, Senator Nozzolio is asking all families who have a soldier serving overseas who wish to participate in the program to send their soldier’s photo and contact information to the Senator.
Auburn– New York State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio today announced he has secured $25,000 in state funding for the Booker T. Washington Community Center in Auburn. The not-for-profit agency will use the funding to acquire a new transportation van that will provide greater access to the comprehensive programs and services available at the Community Center for Auburn's young people. The announcement was made at the 80th anniversary of the opening of the Community Center.“After-school programs help to keep kids out of trouble and the Booker T.
Albany - The New York State Senate today passed legislation sponsored by Senator Michael F. Nozzolio that would stop Governor Spitzer’s plan to issue drivers licenses to illegal aliens by requiring a social security number or proof of authorized presence in the United States to obtain a New York State drivers license or non-driver identification card."I have never seen such strong and united opposition to a proposal by the Governor," Senator Nozzoliosaid.
Albany – In anticipation of Veterans Day, State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio announced that the project to establish the Sampson Veterans Cemetery at the former Sampson Naval and Air Force Base in Seneca County is proceeding and is awaiting final approval by the Seneca County Board of Supervisors. “The establishment of the Sampson Veterans Cemetery is nearing the final stages of approval at the local level,” said Senator Michael Nozzolio.
We have come a long way in re-building the Depot since the dark days of the early 1990’s when our region received a devastating one-two punch with the closure of the Seneca Army Depot and the Willard Psychiatric Center.
For generations these facilities drove the local economy, employing thousands of area residents who enjoyed the steady, secure employment these two government facilities offered. Once they closed, these facilities became an economic anchor around the necks of local residents as we struggled with the loss of more than 1,000 good-paying jobs.
We have come a long way in re-building the Depot since the dark days of the early 1990’s when our region received a devastating one-two punch with the closure of the Seneca Army Depot and the Willard Psychiatric Center.For generations these facilities drove the local economy, employing thousands of area residents who enjoyed the steady, secure employment these two government facilities offered. Once they closed, these facilities became an economic anchor around the necks of local residents as we struggled with the loss of more than 1,000 good-paying jobs.
Seneca Falls – In response to reports that the Cayuga Indian Nation is acquiring 205 acres in Cayuga and Seneca Counties, New York State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio (R-Fayette) announced that he is fighting efforts by the Cayugas to place their real estate holdings into a federal trust. Any land placed into a federal trust is permanently made sovereign and free from taxation.
Auburn— New York State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio and Assemblyman Gary Finch joined officials and staff from Auburn Memorial Hospital to celebrate the acquisition of a state-of-the-art Digital Mammography Unit at AMH’s Essential Diagnostic Center.The new digital mammography unit will expand Auburn Memorial Hospital’s services to women by adding full field digital mammography – the most advanced technology available for the early detection of breast cancer.
Albany— New York State Senator Michael Nozzolio today announced that legislation he is sponsoring that would require the State Department of Transportation to designate certain highway routes for the transportation of hazardous materials has been adopted in the State Senate. If approved, the measure would significantly reduce commercial truck traffic on upstate scenic byways and local roads.“Truck traffic is overwhelming our local towns and villages in the Finger Lakes region,” said Senator Nozzolio.
Lyons– New York State Senator Michael Nozzolio today announced that he has secured a $25,000 state grant for a Veterans memorial in the Town of Lyons. Senator Nozzolio made the announcement at the site of the memorial, located at the American Legion on Water Street.“New Yorkers have continually gone above and beyond in answering the call of our nation to defend freedom and spread democracy throughout the world,” said Senator Nozzolio, a Commander in the New York State Naval Militia.
Auburn – New York State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio joined local officials, business owners and residents today at the dedication of the Wall Street Neighborhood Improvement Project. "The Wall Street Neighborhood Improvement Project is making significant improvements in the heart of the city to dramatically change and improve the character of the Wall Street neighborhood between the prison and the adjacent residential and business areas,” said Senator Nozzolio.
Albany— Continuing his aggressive efforts in combating crime, New York State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio today announced that he has secured a $291,000 state grant for anti-crime initiatives in Wayne County. The grant will fund programs to prevent at-risk individuals from committing crimes as well as reduce recidivism among current inmates in the Wayne County Jail.“As Chairman of the Senate Crime Victims, Crime and Corrections Committee, keeping our streets safe is one of my top priorities,” said Senator Nozzolio.
Albany—State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio has announced that the Wayne County Nursing Home will receive nearly $1.4 million in critical funds from the New York State Department of Health (DOH) to help resolve a budget shortfall. Officials from the nursing home had advised Senator Nozzolio that operations and services at their facility would be significantly affected by mid-December without the funding. After an extended delay in receiving the funds, Senator Nozzolio contacted the DOH and expedited the payments.
Lansing – State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio announced today that BorgWarner Morse TEC (BWMT) will invest over $47 million and create 174 jobs to produce its new Variable Cam Timing product line in Lansing, New York. As part of a State assistance package through Empire State Development (ESD), Senator Nozzolio secured $100,000 for the expansion of the company. “The expansion of BorgWarner Morse TEC will be another tremendous boost to the region, creating good-paying jobs for local residents,” said Senator Nozzolio.
Ovid- Calling our local libraries the window to the world, State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio announced that he has secured a $100,000 State grant for renovation of the Edith B. Ford Memorial Library in Ovid. Senator Nozzolio made the announcement at the library, located at 7169 North Main Street in Ovid.“Our libraries provide countless opportunities for everyone in the community, from our children and families to our adults and senior citizens,” said Senator Nozzolio.