Albany – The New York State Correctional Officers and Police Benevolent Association (NYSCOPBA) has named Senator Michael F. Nozzolio (R-Fayette) its “Legislator of the Year”.“This is a truly great honor and I thank NYSCOPBA for this recognition,” said Senator Nozzolio. “Our correctional officers walk the toughest beat in law enforcement and it is a pleasure to fight on the behalf of the brave men and women who put their lives on the line to protect our communities and families.
Geneva-New York State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio (R-Fayette)today announced $40 million in State funding to construct a new, state-of-the-art food laboratory at the Cornell Agriculture & Food Technology Park in Geneva, Ontario County. The lab will be another component in a cluster of high-tech facilities at the park dedicated to agriculture, food, and biological-based enterprises. A new $25 million, 60,000-square foot U.S.
State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio has announced the opening of the Montezuma Audubon Center (MAC) in the Northern Montezuma Wetlands Complex in the Town of Savannah, Wayne County.Senator Nozzolio cited the new center, located in an area known as an important habitat for hundreds of different species of resident and migratory birds, as an important component of on-going, collaborative efforts to protect wildlife across the State. Audubon New York will operate the center, with assistance from the State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the U.S.
Albany – On the fifth anniversary of the tragic September 11th attacks, New York State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio announced legislation he sponsored requiring that flight training schools administer background checks to applicants has been signed into New York State law.
Albany—State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio (R-Fayette) issued a call today to residents urging them to help strengthen the community’s blood supply by donating blood with the American Red Cross.“Due to an aging population and advanced medical procedures, there has been a significant increase in the demand for blood,” said Senator Nozzolio. “Unfortunately, there has not been a correlating increase in the number of blood donations.
Auburn—Continuing his on-going aggressive efforts to help improve the water quality and integrity of Owasco Lake, State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio (R- Fayette) today announced that he has secured $425,000 in state funding to address the critical issues threatening the Lake. Senator Nozzolio made the announcement at Emerson Park in the City of Auburn. As part of his plan, Senator Nozzolio secured $325,000 for The Finger Lakes Institute at Hobart and William Smith Colleges to oversee the clean-up of Owasco Lake.
Wolcott– New York State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio today announced that he has secured $250,000 in state funding for the Village of Wolcott to aid in the recovery effort from last month’s flooding disaster. Senator Nozzolio recently met with Wolcott Mayor John Monson to tour areas of the Village and observe the destruction. “The Village of Wolcott was hit hard by last month’s storm and this funding will help cover the expenses for a very costly cleanup,” said Senator Nozzolio.
State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio (R-Fayette) today announced Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) grants for open space, recreation, preservation and waterfront revitalization projects in Tompkins, Cayuga and Seneca counties. Among the awards is a $250,000 grant for the construction of a promenade, fishing areas, and river overlooks along the Owasco River in the City of Auburn, Cayuga County. Senator Michael F.
Phelps—State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio (R-Fayette) today announced that the New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) will be installing a three-color traffic signal at the intersection of State Route 14 at Skuse and Packwood Roads in the Town of Phelps, Ontario County.
Senator Michael F. Nozzolio today announced that Empire Biofuels LLC, an ethanol refining company, plans to invest $87 million to build a 50 million gallon per year corn-to-ethanol refinery at the old Seneca Army Depot in Romulus, New York. The project is expected to create 60 new jobs in the emerging clean energy industry. Senator Michael Nozzolio said, “I am proud to have worked with Governor Pataki and Empire Biofuels Chairman Edward Primrose to make this project a reality and create jobs at the Seneca Army Depot,” said Senator Nozzolio.
Ovid– New York State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio today announced that he has secured $400,000 in state funding for the construction of a new science and technology center at Camp Babcock-Hovey. The announcement was made on the grounds of Camp Babcock-Hovey, located on the east shore of Seneca Lake in Ovid.“This is a great day for all of our area Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts,” Senator Nozzolio said.
Albany—State Senator Michael Nozzolio announced today that the New York Senate has adopted legislation he is sponsoring that would give New Yorkers a more direct role in the legislative process by empowering them to enact and amend laws through initiative and referendum.
Port Byron– Citing the critical importance of educating students on a wide range of potential career opportunities, New York State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio (R-Fayette) today announced that he is partnering with Port Byron Central Schools to sponsor “Career Connections 2006.” The career exploration program for Port Byron Students and several other surrounding schools will be held on Thursday, April 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Dana L.
Albany- Citing the very important role the Buffalo Bills organization plays to the fabric and culture of communities throughout New York State, Senator Nozzolio has started an on-line petition to allow constituents an opportunity to show their support for keeping the Buffalo Bills in Western New York. Recently Ralph Wilson, owner of the Bills, has expressed his concerns about the changes in sharing revenue among NFL teams which could jeopardize the likelihood of the Bills remaining in Buffalo.
Albany – Citing the critical importance of ensuring our children are provided with a quality education, State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio announced that the New York State Senate today enacted the 2006-07 education state budget legislation that provides for a record school aid increase of $1.26 billion and an additional $2.6 billion in new school construction throughout New York State. The budget includes an increase of nearly $24 million from the 2005-2006 state budget to schools in Senator Nozzolio’s District.
Auburn – Citing the critical importance of providing quality health care and services to the Auburn community, New York State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio and Assemblyman Gary Finch today announced that the 2006-2007 State Budget includes $1 million for the Auburn Memorial Hospital. The funding will be used for operational expenses as well as capital and equipment improvements.“This funding will ensure that Auburn Memorial Hospital can continue to provide the highest quality services possible to our residents.
Albany - State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio announced today that the final state budget will include more than $2.1 million to assist Ontario County and the Town of Farmington with increased costs associated with having a video lottery terminal facility or racino in their community. The State budget includes funding for each community in New York State that has a racino or VLT facility“The racino at Finger Lakes Racetrack has been a tremendous success bringing thousands of new tourists and visitors to our region.
Geneva – Citing the importance of reducing local property taxes for homeowners, New York State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio (R-Fayette) announced today that the 2006-2007 State Budget agreed upon by the Legislature includes increased State aid to the City of Auburn. This assistance was originally requested by Senator Nozzolio and has been included in the final State budget.The 2006-2007 State Budget will provide the City of Auburn with $4,717,080 in State funding.
Geneva – Citing the importance of reducing local property taxes for homeowners, New York State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio (R-Fayette) announced today that the 2006-2007 State Budget agreed upon by the Legislature includes increased State aid to the City of Geneva. This assistance was originally requested by Senator Nozzolio and has been included in the final State budget.The 2006-2007 State Budget will provide the City of Geneva with $1,842,777 in State funding.