In the wake of yesterday’s disappointing decision by the United States Federal District Court to deny the rights of local governments and school districts to collect unpaid property taxes on land owned by individual Cayuga Indians, New York State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio and Assemblyman Brian Kolb have called upon United States Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Charles Schumer, as well as area congressmen, to immediately enact the legislation deemed necessary by the federal court.
In another strongly worded message to the New York State Thruway Authority, State Senator Mike Nozzolio condemned the proposed 45% toll increase for commercial vehicles calling it disastrous to New York's economy.
"There is no question," said Senator Nozzolio, "that all businesses will suffer if this proposed toll increase is allowed." Senator Nozzolio has urged all the members of the New York State Thruway Authority, to reconsider their proposal to implement the toll increase.
A wise observer once commented, the days may be long, but the years go by quickly.
In many ways, it is very hard to believe already a year has gone by since over 2000 people gathered with great honor and dignity to dedicate the Sampson Veterans Memorial Cemetery.
On that beautiful Finger Lakes summer day in late July 2011, many generations from all across America came together to honor our veterans, and to thank them for their great service to our beloved Nation.
New York State Senator Nozzolio today announced that legislation he supported to improve early breast cancer detection has been signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo. The new law, S.6769B, will increase women’s awareness of the presence of dense breast tissue found during a mammography exam. Dense breast tissue can make it more difficult to detect tumors.
State Senator Mike Nozzolio is encouraging local servicemen and women to apply for a Federal program that gives recognition to our valued veterans and government employees who served our Nation during the Cold War.
“It has long been my belief that there is no greater debt of honor than that which every American citizen owes to individuals who selflessly served our Nation during times of need,” said Senator Nozzolio. “The courage, preparedness and dedication of thousands of servicemen and women was crucial in keeping our Country safe and secure during the Cold War, and I am pleased that this important recognition is available to those who served at this challenging time.”
State Senator Mike Nozzolio today announced that he and his Senate colleagues have renewed their commitment to adopting a tougher stance against violent crime by once again enacting “Brittany’s Law” (S.3645D), legislation Senator Nozzolio sponsored to create a statewide registry tracking violent felony offenders.
Continuing his efforts to ensure the safety of students in New York’s schools, State Senator Mike Nozzolio today announced that the Senate has adopted legislation he is co-sponsoring legislation to strictly prohibit school bullying in all forms. The legislation (S.7740) comprehensively defines bullying to ensure that all students are protected and addresses both conventional bullying and online cyber-bullying.
Recently, my colleagues in the State Senate and I adopted important legislation (S.2491) to add CPR training as part of every high school student's health curriculum. This measure will significantly raise awareness of this important skill and could save countless lives.
The United States Department of Agriculture has officially issued Disaster Declarations for the Wayne-Finger Lakes Region and other Upstate agricultural regions impacted by recent unseasonable temperature extremes, State Senator Mike Nozzolio has announced.
Senator Nozzolio speaks on the comprehensive plan enacted by the State Senate to deliver tax relief to job-producing small businesses and manufacturers, reduce energy costs, and establish major fiscal reforms to make New York State more economically competitive.
Senator Nozzolio recently met with U.S. Army Corporal Ryan McNally of Romulus to thank him for his selfless and dedicated service to our Nation. Corporal McNally serves in the Army’s 10th Mountain Division based at Fort Drum and has previously been deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan as a member of the 19th Engineer Battalion. After been wounded in Iraq, he was awarded the prestigious Purple Heart medal for his courageous sacrifice.
Honoring our Nation’s greatest heroes as well as our region’s historic significance as the birthplace of Memorial Day, State Senator Mike Nozzolio will be participating in Memorial Day events throughout his Senate District between Thursday, May 24th and Monday, May 28th.
Continuing his fight to protect the taxpayers of New York, State Senator Mike Nozzolio today announced that the Senate has adopted legislation (S.476) he is sponsoring requiring State and county correctional facility inmates to make co-payments for health care visits, the same policy that is in place in the federal prison system and 2/3 of the states.
In recognition of his efforts to strengthen criminal justice and victim services, State Senator Mike Nozzolio was today honored by the domestic violence survivors’ group SAFER with their Criminal Justice Professional Appreciation Award.
Recent unseasonable weather variations have severely damaged crops in the Wayne-Finger Lakes Region. In response to these unexpected temperature extremes, State Senator Mike Nozzolio is calling on Governor Cuomo to seek federal disaster assistance for farmers in Wayne County and other areas impacted by this unusual weather.
Owasco Lake is one of our region’s most unique and magnificent natural resources. Owasco Lake not only provides drinking water for the City of Auburn and the dozens of villages and towns in our region, it also fuels our local economy and plays a critical role in our job producing tourism industry. That is why protecting Owasco Lake continues to be a top priority for me.
Low Cost Power Will Help Create and Retain Hundreds of Jobs Across the Region
State Senator Mike Nozzolio today announced that nearly 50 private sector employers and not-for-profit organizations across the Greater Finger Lakes Region will receive lower cost power allocations under the ReCharge New York (RNY) program. ReCharge New York is a major statewide initiative that Senator Nozzolio worked with Governor Cuomo to establish that will retain and create jobs by making low-cost power available to New York State employers and manufacturers.
Thank you for your participation in the New York State Senate’s Earth Day Poster Contest. I enjoyed looking at all of the artwork submitted by students from around our region and congratulate you for your efforts to help raise awareness about the need to protect and preserve our environment.
I am pleased to announce that the winner of the 2012 Earth Day Poster Contest from my District is:
State Senator Mike Nozzolio and State Assemblyman Brian Kolb, working with Governor Cuomo, have successfully secured $8 million in the State Budget for a major expansion at the Cornell Agriculture and Food Technology Park that will create local jobs and continue to put our region at the cutting edge of agricultural research and development.