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SENATOR NOZZOLIO BLAST’S DEC’S CLOSED-DOOR RULE MAKING ON OUTDOOR WOOD BOILERS

New York State Senator Mike Nozzolio today blasted officials at the Department of Environmental Conservation for forcing through without public scrutiny a new set of invasive regulations restricting the use of outdoor wood boilers. These regulations were hastily enacted at a meeting of the DEC’s Environmental Review Board that was announced just days before the vote and without an opportunity for public comment.

December 22, 2010
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO DEMANDS GOVERNOR DENY CLEMENCY TO HOLLY COOMBER FOR ROLE IN MURDER OF DONNA GUERRIRI

 

 

Continuing his aggressive efforts to ensure dangerous violent felons are never released into our communities, State Senator Mike Nozzolio is demanding that Governor Paterson deny clemency to Holly Coomber, an inmate serving a 12 1/2 to 25 year sentence at the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility for her role in the violent and cold blooded murder of Donna Guerriri.

“Donna's family and our entire region still mourns her loss and the life of this vibrant young woman, who was a daughter, a wife and a mother of two small children. The pain and suffering that Holly Coomber has caused Donna Guerriri's family can never be erased and cannot and should not be excused,” said Senator Nozzolio.

December 8, 2010
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Thanking Senator Schumer For His Opposition to the Indian Land Claim

Please click here to view my recent letter to Senator Chuck Schumer, thanking him for his recent statement in opposition to placing land into trust for the Cayuga Indian Nation.

 

 

 

 

December 7, 2010
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO BLASTS FEDERAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT ON CAYUGA LAND CLAIM

In response to the federal Environmental Impact Statement declaring there would be no significant impact on the region if the Cayuga Indian Nation put their land in Seneca and Cayuga Counties into trust, State Senator Mike Nozzolio blasted the federal government for their reckless disregard of thecitizens of the Finger Lakes region.“Can’t the federal government do basic math? Anyone who can add or subtract will tell you that if land is taken off the tax rolls, local governments will lose revenue and the region’s property taxpayers will be forced to assume the consequences,” said Senator Nozzolio.

November 3, 2010
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO RANKED AS TOP “PRO-JOBS SUPPORTER” BY BUSINESS COUNCIL

In recognition of his efforts to support job growth, cut taxes and remove unnecessary regulations that impede job development, State Senator Mike Nozzolio has been named one of the top “Pro Jobs Supporters” in the Senate by the Business Council of New York State as part of the Council’s 2010 Voters’ Guide.

September 16, 2010
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO NAMED ONE OF TOP STATE LEGISLATORS BY UNSHACKLE UPSTATE

In recognition of his efforts to support job growth, lower taxes and economic development in Upstate New York, State Senator Mike Nozzolio has been named one of Unshackle Upstate’s top ten Senators for the 2010 legislative session. Senator Nozzolio also received a perfect grading from Unshackle Upstate on his advocacy for taxpayers during the State budget process. The ranking comes as part of Unshackle Upstate’s “Judgment Day” campaign to identify which State legislators acted in the best interests of Upstate New York's taxpayers and job creators.

August 31, 2010
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO BACKS DA AND STATE POLICE IN USE OF TOUCH DNA TESTING

Waterloo- New York State Senator Mike Nozzolio today reiterated his strong support for Seneca County District Attorney Barry Porsch and Investigator Jeff Arnold's efforts to utilize new touch DNA technology to solve the 25 year old murder case of Kristin O'Connell.

August 13, 2010
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO BLASTS GOVERNOR OVER INDIAN TAX VETO

Seneca Falls- New York State Senator Mike Nozzolio blasted Governor Paterson’s veto of legislation that would restore the New York State Legislature's oversight and approval of any agreement or compact with representatives of the Indian Nations in New York State.“Despite warnings from myself and my colleagues, the Democratic Majority that now controls the State Legislature, approved legislation that Governor Paterson included in his last budget extender giving the Governor and all future governors, the power to negotiate a compact or agreement with representatives of New York's Indian Nations without

July 30, 2010
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Senator Nozzolio Blasts OCFS Commissioner, Demands Resignation

Albany- New York State Senator Mike Nozzolio today harshly criticized Office of Children and Family Services Commissioner Gladys Carrion for her continued lack of judgment when dealing with violent youth criminals. 

July 23, 2010
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO CALLS ON FEDERAL REPRESENTATIVES TO VISIT INDIAN LAND CLAIM AREA - DENY TRUST APPLICATION

In response to the Cayuga Indian Nation’s recent purchase of yet another parcel of land in Seneca Falls, State Senator Mike Nozzolio is calling on the area's federal representatives, officials at the United States Department of the Interior and the Federal Bureau of Indian Affairs to visit Cayuga and Seneca Counties and see for themselves the amount of land that the Cayuga's have purchased.  If all of the land that has been purchased by the Cayuga Indian Nation is granted trust status it will destroy the tax base of Cayuga and Seneca Counties. 

July 13, 2010
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June 17, 2010
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO CALLS FOR STRONGER PAROLE LAWS

State Senator Mike Nozzolio strongly denounced the New York State Parole Board for a number of shocking incidents in which violent criminals were released back on the streets and committed horrific crimes, including murder.

June 9, 2010
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO CALLS FOR RESIGNATION OF OCFS COMMISSIONER IN WAKE OF INAPPROPRIATE TAXPAYER-FUNDED “SOCIAL” AT STATE JUVENILE PRISON

State Senator Mike Nozzolio is calling for the immediate resignation of New York State Office of Children and Family Services Commissioner Gladys Carrion for sanctioning an inappropriate and illegal taxpayer-funded sex party at a juvenile prison in which at least one underage girl and a suspected prostitute were brought in to perform inappropria

May 26, 2010
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A Return To Common Sense

Growing up in a working class family with mom, dad, and my two brothers, we didn’t have the best of everything. We did, however, learn very early how to stretch a dollar and the value of hard work and sacrifice. We never felt deprived. When times were tough, my parents, especially my mother, who was the money manager of the family, taught us invaluable and common sense lessons about ways to save money.

New York State could take a lesson from my mother. Times are tough in New York State and it's time to use common sense when it comes to state spending.

May 18, 2010
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New York City Legislators Attempt to Force Farm Labor Bill

Albany- Just three weeks after the disastrous Farm Labor Bill was defeated by the New York State Senate's Committee on Agriculture, virtually the same bill has been reintroduced by New York City legislators, in an attempt to force onerous work regulations onto Upstate New York farmers.

Senator Nozzolio, who adamantly opposed this measure when it was introduced just weeks ago, has indicated that he will continue his opposition to this bill which has been reintroduced without a single meaningful change.

May 17, 2010
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THE GREEK CRISIS: LESSONS FOR OUR NATION, LESSONS FOR OUR STATE

The economic fallout in Greece should be a wake-up call to every citizen in our Nation. If New York State and the United States governments don’t get spending under control now, then like Greece, we may be facing economic insolvency before too long.

May 14, 2010
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO ANNOUNCES LEGISLATIVE MEASURES TO STOP BULLYING IN NEW YORK STATE

In response to recent news stories highlighting the increase in incidents of bullying and cyber-bullying,  State Senator Mike Nozzolio has sponsored legislation to give New York schools the tools needed to crack down on bullying and to

May 5, 2010
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Senator Nozzolio Announces Disastrous Farm Labor Bill Defeated

ALBANY – State Senator Michael Nozzolio recently declared a major victory on behalf of the Upstate New York agriculture industry, when the Farm Labor Bill that would have devastated Upstate’s farming industry was defeated in the Senate’s Agriculture Committee.

April 26, 2010
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO BLASTS SENATE MAJORITY FOR BLOCKING JOB-SAVING BUDGET EXTENDER AMENDMENT

State Senator Mike Nozzolio blasted the New York City legislators who control the Senate budget process for blocking an amendment to include much-needed construction funding in the budget extender legislation that was adopted yesterday in the New York State Senate.  Senator Nozzolio's amendment would have rev

April 13, 2010
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Senator Nozzolio Demands Removal Of IDA Tax

Albany- State Senator Michael Nozzolio today demanded immediate and decisive action from Governor Paterson in order to revoke a devastating tax on New York State’s Industrial Development Agencies. “The IDAs are New York’s job creation incubators,” said Senator Nozzolio, “By taxing their revenues, Albany is effectively destroying jobs.”

March 17, 2010
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