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Nozzolio Proposes Legislation To Cap Sales Tax On Gasoline

Albany—State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio (R-Fayette) announced today that he is working to create immediate gasoline tax relief by introducing legislation that would repeal the state sales tax on gasoline and motor fuel through March 31, 2006.“The high cost of gasoline has placed a tremendous financial burden on consumers,” Senator Nozzolio said.

September 2, 2005
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Senator Nozzolio Delivers $50,000 For Camp Good Days And Special Times

Albany – New York State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio (R-Fayette) today announced that he has secured $50,000 in State funding for Camp Good Days and Special Times. The funding will be used to construct additional facilities and give the camp the opportunity to create more programs and offer services year around. “Camp Good Days and Special Times continue their unparalleled commitment to both children and adults facing challenges in life,” said Senator Nozzolio.

August 29, 2005
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Senator Nozzolio Urges New Yorkers To Shop Tax-free

Albany — State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio (R-Fayette) today reminded New Yorkers they can shop tax-free for clothing and footwear purchases that cost less than $110 per itemstarting this coming week -- Tuesday, August 30, 2005 through Labor Day, Monday, September 5, 2005."Once again, consumers in New York State can directly benefit from the tax cuts that we have enacted under Governor Pataki's leadership.

August 26, 2005
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Senator Nozzolio Joins Governor Pataki And NYS Association Of Counties To Announce Savings To Area County Taxpayers Under Historic New Medicaid Cap

Albany — As part of his on-going efforts to reduce the burden on New York’s taxpayers, State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio (R-Fayette) today joined Governor Pataki and the New York State Association of Counties (NYSAC) to announce county-by-county budget savings under the first two years of the State’s historic cap and takeover of the local share of the Medicaid program.“We’re proud to announce county-by-county estimates of billions of dollars in savings that taxpayers will see as a result of our efforts,” Senator Nozzolio said.

August 25, 2005
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Senator Nozzolio Announces $2.4 Million For Clean Energy Projects

Albany — New York State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio (R-Fayette) announced $2.4 million in funding awarded to support 3 distributed generation and combined heat and power (DG/CHP) projects throughout the Finger Lakes Region. The projects support the State's energy goals by augmenting the availability of clean and efficient generation capacity and the development of technologies for use in combined heat and power applications.“This innovative approach will create opportunities for consumers to save on energy cost and also benefit the environment,” said Senator Nozzolio.

August 22, 2005
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Mike Nozzolio Night Benefits Food Pantry

Auburn- New York State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio (R-Fayette) is asking the community to rally behind the winning Auburn Doubledays baseball team and, at the same time, to contribute to a local community need.Senator Nozzolio asks all those who attend “Mike Nozzolio Night” at Falcon Park on Sunday, September 4, to bring an item to donate to the Food Providers Network of Cayuga County. “It is a pleasure for me to sponsor and host a fun, family-oriented evening of baseball, and to support the Cayuga County community.

August 19, 2005
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Senator Nozzolio Bill To Combat Manufacturing Of Methamphetamine Signed Into Law

Albany — New York State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio (R-Fayette) announced today that Governor George Pataki has signed into law legislation (S.5920) he sponsored that will impose tough new penalties on those who take part in the manufacturing of the illegal drug methamphetamine, commonly known as “meth.”“Addressing and combating the growing production of methamphetamines is critically important to the safety of all residents in New York State,” said Senator Nozzolio, Chairman of the Senate Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Committee.

August 10, 2005
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Senator Nozzolio Bill Requiring Prescription Drug Prices To Be Posted Online Signed Into Law

Albany — New York State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio (R-Fayette) announced today that Governor George Pataki has signed into law legislation (S.1936-A, Chap.293)) he sponsored that will require prescription drug prices to be posted online to give consumers easy access to the drug price list, allowing them to electronically comparison shop for prescription drugs on the Internet and help senior citizens save money.“People who have no prescription drug coverage must pay the highest prices to obtain their medicines,” said Senator Nozzolio.

August 8, 2005
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Senator Nozzolio, Governor Pataki Announce More Than $13 Million For Local Water Quality Projects

Albany – Helping to prevent water and environmental pollution, New York State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio (R-Fayette) today joined Governor George E. Pataki to announce more than $13 million in a low-interest, long-term loan to the Town of Farmington, Ontario County. The loan will be provided through the New York State Revolving Funds (SRF) program – regarded as among the nation's best in providing funding to local governments for water quality protection projects.

August 3, 2005
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Nozzolio Secures $865,000 For Cornell Ag And Food Tech Park In Geneva

Geneva – New York State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio today announced that he has secured $865,000 in Industrial Access Program (IAP) funds for the 72-acre Cornell Agricultural and Food Technology Park in Geneva. Last year, the Ag Tech Park received $1.5 million in IAP funding, bringing total IAP funding for the Park to $2.365 million. “It was a pleasure to work to secure this funding for the Ag-Tech Park, which is helping to secure the economic future of Geneva and the Finger Lakes region,” Senator Nozzolio said.

July 25, 2005
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Nozzolio: Scholarship Application Deadline For Volunteer Firefighters And Ambulance Personnel Is August 1st

Albany—State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio (R-Fayette) today announced that August 1, 2005 is the deadline for volunteer fire department and ambulance squads to nominate volunteers for college scholarships offered by New York State as an incentive to boost membership in these organizations. “It is critically important that we continue to have well-trained firefighters and emergency workers ready to save lives and protect our citizens, families and communities,” said Senator Nozzolio.

July 18, 2005
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Governor Signs Into Law Nozzolio Bill Authorizing Direct Wine Shipments

Lodi – New York State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio (R-Fayette) today announced that Governor George Pataki has signed into law legislation he sponsored to authorize the direct shipment of wine into and out of New York State. The legislation was signed at the Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellar in the Town of Lodi in Seneca County.“This is truly great news for all of New York’s wineries and represents the culmination of years of hard work to allow our wineries to open their markets and ship their products all over the country,” said Senator Nozzolio.

July 13, 2005
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Senator Nozzolio Delivers $15,000 For Fairville Volunteer Fire Department

Newark – Citing the critical importance of assisting local fire departments in their efforts to protect and serve the community, New York State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio (R-Fayette) today announced that he has secured $15,000 in State funding for the Fairville Volunteer Fire Department. The presentation was made at the Fairville Volunteer Fire Department station house on Thursday night.“Our local fire departments provide critical lifesaving services for our citizens and communities,” said Senator Nozzolio.

July 8, 2005
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Senator Nozzolio Secures $100,000 For Mcdonough Park In Geneva

Geneva – New York State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio (R-Fayette) today announced that he has secured $100,000 in state funding for improvements to McDonough Park in Geneva, home of the Geneva Red Wings baseball team.“McDonough Park is an important element to the revitalization of Geneva and improvements to the Park will help continue the City’s renaissance,” said Senator Nozzolio.

June 30, 2005
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Nozzolio Appointed To High Speed Rail Task Force

Albany—State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio (R-Fayette) announced that he has been appointed to the Senate Task Force on High Speed Rail, a panel that will study the best way to link New York’s cities with high-speed trains. High Speed trains would dramatically reduce travel time in New York State, stimulating new employment and firmly reestablishing New York’s place as a national transportation innovator and technology leader. “It is an honor to be given the important responsibility of serving on the Senate’s Task Force on High Speed Rail,” said Senator Nozzolio.

June 29, 2005
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Senator Nozzolio Announces Dismissal Of Indian Land Claim By Federal Court Of Appeals

Today’s decision by the second highest court in the nation to reverse and dismiss the Cayuga Indian land claim is great news for all New Yorkers, especially those of us living in the land claim area. For 25 years, I have fought this land claim by the Cayuga Indian Tribe. Today’s decision validates my strong belief that this land claim is unjust to our homeowners and should effectively end almost three decades of legal harassment perpetrated in the Courts by this land claim.This is a total victory for our property owners.

June 28, 2005
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Senator Nozzolio Announces Passage Of Legislation Prohibiting Distribution Of Certain Medications To Sex Offenders

Albany – Continuing his efforts to help protect our communities from dangerous sexual predators, New York State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio (R-Fayette) today announced that the State Senate passed legislation that he sponsored that would prohibit Medicaid and other drug and health programs from covering the expenses of sexual performance enhancing drugs, procedures, and supplies for convicted sex offenders. The bill (S.

June 24, 2005
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Senator Nozzolio Announces Agreement To Crack Down On Methamphetamine Labs

Albany – State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio today announced the passage of legislation (S.5920) that he sponsored that will crack down on the production of dangerously addictive methamphetamine by establishing tough criminal penalties for possessing the materials used to make “meth” and operating the laboratories used to manufacture the drug.

June 24, 2005
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Senator Nozzolio Announces Agreement On Legislation Authorizing Direct Wine Shipments

Albany – State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio (R-Fayette) today announced the passage of legislation (S.5731) that he sponsored to authorize the direct shipment of wine into and out of New York State. The bill reflects a three way agreement between the Senate, the Governor, and the Assembly.“The Finger Lakes region is home to some of the finest wineries in the nation,” said Senator Nozzolio.

June 24, 2005
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Senator Nozzolio Annnounces Xerox To Build New Manufacturing Facility

Webster - Governor George E. Pataki and Senator Michael Nozzolio today announced that Xerox Corp., an internationally recognized leading-edge technology and services company, will invest $59 million to build and equip a 120,000-square-foot plant to produce a sophisticated new type of toner, or dry ink, for printer cartridges in Webster, Monroe County.

June 23, 2005
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