Senator Nozzolio To Serve As Senate Chairman Of Transportation Budget Conference Committee

Michael F. Nozzolio

March 13, 2007

Albany –New York State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio will serve as the Senate Chairman of the Joint Budget Conference Committee for Transportation during the on-going State budget negotiations. Nozzolio also serves on the Public Protection Budget Conference Committee and the Senate Finance Committee, which is responsible for all aspects of the state budget.

"It is an honor to be given the important responsibility of representing the Senate as Chairman of the Transportation Budget Conference Committees," said Senator Nozzolio.
“As Chair of this important Budget Conference Committee, I will be working to provide funding for our highways, roads and bridges which are important to the safety of New Yorkers and the economic development of the State.”

“One of my top priorities is that state government remains accountable to the taxpayers of New York State and I will continue to make it a priority to protect the taxpayers from unnecessary government spending,” continued Nozzolio.

The Transportation Budget Conference Committee is responsible for determining state spending to support the transportation infrastructure of New York. The Public Protection Budget Conference Committee is responsible for all aspects of the criminal justice and homeland security budgets for the State.

Joint Budget Conference Committees will begin public meetings on Thursday to work towards delivering an on-time budget.

The Transportation and Public Protection Budget Conference Committees are two of ten Budget conference committees negotiating various aspects of the State Budget. The other committees are: Education; Higher Education; General Government/Local Assistance; Health; Mental Hygiene; Human Services/Labor; Economic Development; and Environment, Agriculture and Housing.