Michael F. Nozzolio

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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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SENATOR NOZZOLIO: TOUGHER MEDICAID FRAUD EFFORT NEEDED TO STOP ABUSE AND SAVE TAX DOLLARS

Over one billion dollars a week!

That's how much taxpayers are paying for Medicaid in New York State!

March 15, 2010
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Senator Nozzolio Blasts Governor Paterson’s Proposal To Delay Tax Refund Checks

Albany- Senator Nozzolio strongly criticized Governor Paterson’s proposal to withhold hundreds of millions of dollars in tax refunds to New York State taxpayers.

March 5, 2010
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SENATE ENACTS SENATOR NOZZOLIO RESOLUTION TO MOVE THE TERROR TRIALS OUT OF NEW YORK

The New York State Senate today overwhelmingly voted to enact a resolution co-sponsored and strongly supported by Senator Mike Nozzolio urging President Barack Obama and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder not to hold the September 11th terrorism trials in New York City.

February 9, 2010
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SENATOR MIKE NOZZOLIO: MOVE THE TERROR TRIALS OUT OF NEW YORK

State Senator Mike Nozzolio today joined a number of his New York State Senate Colleagues in demanding President Barack Obama, Attorney General Eric Holder, and the United States Congress to move the 9/11 terrorist trials out of New York City.

February 4, 2010
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO INTRODUCES MAJOR NEW JOB CREATION PLAN

New Yorkers need action, not empty promises!Governor Paterson's State of the State message earlier this month was full of promises to cut State spending.

January 27, 2010
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A Brighter Future: The 51st State

New York State is currently in the midst of its worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. Double digit unemployment, unbearable taxes and declining business investment have been driving residents out of New York State in record numbers. Upstate New York has lost more residents than any other region in the United States and the exodus of our young people has been alarming.

January 14, 2010
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New York State Pension Checks Delayed In Post Office

Seneca Falls- New York State Senator Michael Nozzolio criticized the State Comptroller's Office for their failure to ensure that more than 60,000 New York State Pension checks were received on time.

The pension checks, which had been issued by the New York State Comptroller’s Office, were given to the Post Office for delivery on December 30th. The Post Office has since acknowledged that many of the checks were lost or misplaced.

January 5, 2010
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Senator Nozzolio Expands His Annual Drive to Benefit the Troops

Seneca Falls- New York State Senator Mike Nozzolio continues his unwavering commitment to the brave men and women serving our Nation overseas by hosting his annual Holiday Drive for the Troops. This year, Senator Nozzolio is proudly working with several local leaders to expand the Holiday Drive, including New York State Assemblyman Bob Oaks, New York State Assemblyman Gary Finch, Victor Supervisor Jack Marren and Webster Supervisor Ron Nesbitt.

December 4, 2009
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A MESSAGE FROM SENATOR NOZZOLIO

This message is without question the most important I have ever written.  Our government, at the state and federal level, has been leading us down a destructive path.  Every day, I hear impassioned pleas from the people in my district who are struggling to provide for their families and their basic ne

November 19, 2009
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO PROPOSES BUDGET CUTTING MEASURES

Last April, when Governor David Paterson and the New York City-controlled legislature adopted a New York State budget that carried a $13 billion increase in spending, I warned the Governor and his colleagues that there would be dire consequences for their actions.

October 16, 2009
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Senator Nozzolio Opposes NYSEG and RG&E Rate Increases

New York State Senator Michael Nozzolio announced today that he has called upon the Public Service Commission to deny any increase in rates for New York State Electric and Gas (NYSEG) and Rochester Gas and Electric (RG&E). Last week, NYSEG and RG&E requested the Public Service Commission to approve substantial rate increases that would become effective as early as August 2010.

October 2, 2009
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Senator Nozzolio Opposes Giving ‘Green Jobs’ Funds to ACORN

Senator Michael Nozzolio, ranking member of the Senate Energy Committee, announced today that he is sponsoring legislation that would prevent any of the $112 million in state funding attached to the “green jobs” bill, enacted last week by the New York State Senate, from being allocated to ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) and its sister organization, the New York Agency for Community Affairs (NYACA).

September 17, 2009
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US District Court Opinion Affirms Senator Nozzolio’s Legislation

New York State Senator Michael Nozzolio praised United States District Court Justice Carol Amon for issuing an important decision reaffirming the validity of Senator Nozzolio’s legislation that requires sales taxes be collected on all cigarettes sold to non-Native Americans by Indian-owned businesses.

August 27, 2009
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO INTRODUCES LEGISLATION TO REPEAL GOVERNOR’S UTILITY TAX INCREASE

State Senator Mike Nozzolio recently introduced legislation that would repeal the unnecessary new tax on utilities included in Governor Paterson’s 2009-10 State Budget. If enacted, this legislation would save homeowners and businesses over $500 million on their gas and electric bills.

August 26, 2009
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STATEMENT FROM SENATOR NOZZOLIO ON NEW UTILITY BILL ASSESSMENT FEE

As if our gas and electric bills weren’t bad enough, the situation was just made worse.

July 20, 2009
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