Senator Maziarz recently attended a presentation at the New York Power Authority Frederick R. Clark Energy Center in Marcy. The presentation included information on the NYPA Energy Control Center which monitors all NYPA facilities in New York. This is manned 24 hours a day and information is exchanged with other transm...issions owners in NY every 6 seconds.
In response to a letter sent by Governor David Paterson to state legislative leaders calling on them to reform the state’s Power for Jobs Program, State Senator George D. Maziarz (R-C, Newfane) said that the governor’s plan lacks the substance and vision to effectively address the needs of the state’s employers who rely on the program.
Senate Bill 6700, sponsored by Senator George Maziarz, Chairman of the Senate Energy and Telecommunications Committee, was unanimously adopted yesterday. The bill is an important component of Senator Maziarz’s energy agenda, which is focused on growing our economy by encouraging innovation and the development of clean, renewable energy.
"I thank Senator Sampson for his faith and confidence in naming me the new Chairman of the Senate Energy Committee. Considering my district is home to the Niagara Power Project, energy issues are of the utmost importance to my constituents.
GRIFFO ASKS PSC TO URGE IMPROVING PHONE BOOKS FOR VISUALLY-IMPAIRED
Utica - Senator Joseph A. Griffo (R-I-C, Rome) announced today that he has requested that the State Public Services Commission (PSC) encourage telecommunications providers in New York to make and promote phone book listings to serve an aging population and those consumers with visual impairments.
On October 30, 2009, the Joint Advisory Board released a report to the Legislative Leaders, pursuant to Joint Rule IV. The Joint Advisory Board is Co-Chaired By Senator José M. Serrano and its members include Senators Andrea Stewart-Cousins, David J. Valesky and John J. Bonacic.
The New York State Legislature Joint Advisory Board on Broadcast of State Government Proceedings is conducting a public meeting to discuss the expansion of the current dedicated legislative television channel. The meeting will be held at 10 a.m. on November 17, in Room 124 of the New York State Capitol.
The Joint Advisory Board is co-chaired by Senator José M. Serrano and Assembly Majority Leader Ron Canestrari.
The Select Committee on Budget and Tax Reform on Thursday received a staff report on modernizing New York State's telecommunications taxes.
The report, which is based on oral and written statements from the Select Committee's August 12 roundtable, notes how New York State’s telecommunications tax system is long overdue for an upgrade. The last time it received a major overhaul was nearly 15 years ago — after an appellate court ruled that the state’s Utilities Tax discriminated against interstate and foreign commerce.
Senate President Pro Tempore Malcolm A. Smith, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, Senate Minority Leader Dean G. Skelos and Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb today announced their respective appointments to the Joint Advisory Board on the Broadcast of State Government Proceedings. The Joint Advisory Board will review how the Legislature can enhance the current Legislative TV Channel and provide more effective and informative programming about state government, based on the C- SPAN model.