Lansing – New York State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio (R-Fayette), in an ongoing effort to maintain an open line of communication with his constituents, will be hosting a community meeting in the Town of Lansing. Senator Nozzolio will address topics of local concern at the community meeting and will discuss his goals and objectives for 2006. “Community meetings are an excellent opportunity for me to meet with my constituents and learn firsthand of their interests, concerns and ideas.
Albany— In an effort to improve the accountability of state government and allow citizens the opportunity to provide input on changes that impact their family budgets, New York State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio (R-Fayette) today announced that he will introduce legislation to establish a State Constitutional Amendment that will give voters the right to accept or reject any yearly tax increase.“More Accountability and responsibility by our state government must be a priority, Senator Nozzolio said.
Albany—State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio (R-Fayette), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Crime Victims, Crime and Corrections has been appointed to a joint legislative conference committee on legislation that would mandate lifetime registration for sex offenders.“It is an honor to be given the important responsibility of serving on this committee to mandate lifetime registration for sex offenders.
Dear Friends:Governor Spitzer recently mandated that all illegal aliens in our State will now be eligible to receive a New York State driver’s license. That’s right, as unbelievable as this sounds, Governor Spitzer is rewarding those who have entered our country illegally.As your State Senator, I am strongly opposed to this misguided decision by Governor Spitzer. Granting driver’s licenses to illegal aliens will raise serious issues for our homeland security agencies charged with the responsibility to protect our borders and safeguard our security.
Albany – New York State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio (R-Fayette) today announced a new law that he sponsored to increase real property tax savings for New York’s veterans (S.5740) will take effect on January 1, 2006. Specifically, the new law will enhance the real property tax exemption for veterans to account for rising home assessments. It would thereby ensure that veterans do not lose property tax savings when the value of their home increases.
Albany – In an effort to reduce the enormous burden of some of the highest property taxes in the country, Senator Nozzolio announced that the Senate Majority Conference today proposed the REBATE-NY plan, a comprehensive, 25 point plan to provide more than $2.4 billion in school and municipal property tax relief over the next three years, including direct rebate checks to property taxpayers, expanding the STAR program and the property tax circuit breaker, and encouraging consolidation of local government services.
Albany— New York State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio (R-Fayette) called on the public to contact the United States Postal Service in support of the Purple Heart Stamp. “The Purple Heart Stamp is a reflection of our pride and dedication to the men and women of our Armed Forces who have given the ultimate sacrifice for their country,” Senator Nozzolio said. The Purple Heart stamp honors the sacrifices of the men and women who serve in the U.S. military. The Purple Heart is awarded in the name of the President of the United States to members of the U.S.
Auburn– Continuing his commitment to keeping families safe, New York State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio (R/C-Fayette) today announced that he has secured $30,000 in state funding for the Cayuga/Seneca Community Action Agency’s Supervised Visitation/Safe Exchange program. The funding will keep the program alive and allow the agency to continue the program’s services into next year.“It was a pleasure for me to secure this much needed funding to keep the Supervised Visitation/Safe Exchange program operational in Cayuga County,” said Senator Nozzolio.
Clyde--Citing the importance of downtown revitalization efforts, State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio announced that the Housing Trust Fund Corporation has approved over $ 400,000.00 in grants for the communities of Clyde and Savannah. Clyde will receive $200,000 and Savannah will receive $187,986.00 through the New York Main Street program. The funding will be used for façade renovation, building renovation and streetscape enhancement.
Palmyra – Calling it a great day for Palmyra’s children and families, New York State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio (R-Fayette) announced that he has secured a $150,000 State grant for the Palmyra Community Center.“I couldn’t be more pleased to be able to secure this funding for the Palmyra Community Center,” Senator Nozzolio said.
Seneca Falls- Continuing his commitment to those who are less fortunate during this holiday season, New York State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio (R-Fayette) and Assemblyman Gary Finch will be holding a holiday food drive to replenish local food pantries.Senator Nozzolio and Assemblyman Finch are asking the community to drop off non-perishable items to either Senator Nozzolio’s Seneca Falls office located at 119 Fall Street in Seneca Falls or his Auburn Office at 69 South Street.
Geneva – New York State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio today joined Cornell University officials and area business leaders from across the region to dedicate “The Technology Farm”, a brand new, 72-acre research park, located in Geneva, designed to foster the creation of innovative technologies related to agriculture, bio-based industries and food.
Webster- Senator Nozzolio today joined Lieutenant Governor Mary Donohue, community leaders and executives from Xerox Corporation at the groundbreaking of the company’s new EA Toner Plant. The global document solutions leader plans to construct and equip a 120,000 square foot plant in Webster, Monroe County that will produce next-generation toner. The $59 million project is expected to lead to the creation of 40 new full-time jobs and the retention of 50.
Albany—State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio (R-Fayette) announced today that applications for the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) can be downloaded by visiting the senate updates portion of the website.“The high cost of energy is having a major impact on our economy, hurting the bottom lines of small businesses, pinching the pocketbooks of families and threatening the ability of seniors to keep warm this winter,” said Senator Nozzolio.
Lyons – Continuing his commitment to New York State’s veterans, State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio (R-Fayette) today announced that he has secured a $20,000 New York State grant to purchase a new transport vehicle for Wayne County. The new van was necessary to replace the old van that had been taken out of service. The new van will allow the County to continue the provide this necessary transportation service to veterans who need transportation to the Syracuse V.A. for medical treatment while avoiding costly repairs and expense to Wayne County.
Auburn-Senator Mike Nozzolio was recently honored by Auburn’s Community Preservation Committee for his continued support and commitment to the Willard Chapel. The Willard Chapel was recently awarded a National Historic Landmark designation.The Willard Memorial Chapel was once part of the Auburn Theological Seminary, established in 1818. The Chapel, completed in 1894, is a unique masterpiece of Tiffany design. Willard Memorial Chapel remains the only complete and unaltered Tiffany religious interior in the world.
Albany--Praising the work of New York's correction officers as one of the greatest examples of public service, State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio (R-Fayette), Chairman of the Senate Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Committee, today announced that the New York State Department of Civil Service will be holding a correction officer exam on November 19, 2005."Correction officers provide an invaluable service to our State. These brave men and women walk the toughest beat in law enforcement and face some of the most difficult and stressful working conditions.
Albany – The New York State Senate today passed a comprehensive energy plan that would provide motorists with immediate relief from high gasoline prices, ease the impact of skyrocketing home heating costs on senior citizens this winter and address the state’s long term energy needs by encouraging the use of alternative energy and conservation.The centerpiece of the Senate energy plan is a cap on the State and local sales taxes on gasoline that would save consumers about $90 million through the rest of this year, and $400 million annually if gas prices remain near $3 per
Seneca Falls – As a continuation of his commitment to the revitalization of the Seneca Falls Harbor project started in 1998, New York State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio (R-Fayette) today announced that 15 new historic lights will light the southside of the Seneca Falls canal harbor. In addition to the lighting and a pedestrian walkway, boats can now tie up on the southside of the harbor. Carmella Mantello, New York State Canal Corporation Director, joined the Senator at the event.
Rochester – State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio joined Governor George Pataki and “America’s Most Wanted” founder, and Auburn native, John Walsh recently to launch an advertising campaign for New York State’s 100 Most Wanted Program, which targets the most dangerous fugitives in the State.A link to the Most Wanted website can be found on Senator Nozzolio’s website under Senate Update. The Most Wanted website allows people to view photos of fugitives and anonymously offer information about their whereabouts by calling a tips line.