Maziarz is GOP attack dog

By Robert J. McCarthy

Even by politician standards, State Sen. George D. Maziarz ranks in recent days as the meanest attack dog in the Albany junkyard.

The Newfane Republican is growling at Democrats on radio and television and barking in the newspapers.

He rants at public hearings, submits letters to the editor and isn’t bashful about calling reporters.

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Senator Flanagan Welcomes Hauppauge High School Student

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) announced the addition of Matthew Curran, a junior at Hauppauge High School, to his office in Smithtown.  Matt is currently volunteering his time in Senator Flanagan’s office to gain experience in government.

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How the Deficit Reducation Package increases the uninsured

It is unfortunate that the New Senate Majority rejected an amendment sponsored by the Senate Minority that would have reduced skyrocketing health care costs in New York, ensuring that affordable health coverage will continue to remain out of reach for many small businesses, New Yorkers and their families.

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BONACIC: DEMOCRATS PUSH THROUGH YET ANOTHER TAX HIKE ON SMALL BUSINESS

          In a closed door agreement, Senate Democrats, holding a 32 – 30 majority over Republicans hashed out a closed door agreement to tax the payrolls of Orange County small businesses, not-for-profits, and local governments.

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BONACIC: DEMOCRATS PUSH THROUGH YET ANOTHER TAX HIKE ON SMALL BUSINESS

            In a closed door agreement, Senate Democrats, holding a 32 – 30 majority over Republicans hashed out a closed door agreement to tax the payrolls of Orange County small businesses, not-for-profits, and local governments.

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Senator Shirley L. Huntley’s 2009 Calendar of Events

As many of you know, January 2009 marked the first time in 43 years that the Democrats assumed the majority in the State Senate. As a result, it is my pleasure to announce that I have increased my staff and moved my District Office to a new, larger setting, where we will be better able to meet your needs.

My new offices are located at :ALBANY OFFICE DISTRICT OFFICERoom 803 LOB 161-10 Jamaica Ave.Albany, NY 12247 Suite 504(518) 455-3531 (P) Jamaica, NY 11432(518) 426-6859 (F) (718) 523-3069 (P)(718) 523-3670 (F)

File: 
Huntly_Calendar2_-09.pdf

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Senator Little Urges Better Oversight of Stimulus Spending

     Greater oversight of state government’s spending of federal stimulus funding is the goal of a proposal being pushed by State Senator Betty Little and her Republican Senate colleagues.

     The lawmakers announced the plan at an Albany news conference, saying that transparency is needed to prevent abuses and ensure funding is distributed fairly to all regions of the state.  Also, the lawmakers want a system that tracks the new jobs expected to be created as a result of stimulus spending.

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Statement from State Senator Shirley L. Huntley on City Zone Idling Law

On Asthma Awareness Day it is essential that we continue to raise awareness of the adverse impacts of engine idling on those suffering from the respiratory disease," said Senator Shirley L. Huntley. "Legislation such as the city’s new School Zone Idling Law could prevent asthma attacks experienced by hundreds of students citywide. I commend the City Council for their steps to curb engine idling across the city, and urge my colleagues on all levels of government to continue the dialogue to ensure a higher quality of life for all New Yorkers."

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