George D. Maziarz's Press releases

Senator Maziarz to host Child Safety Day on September 18

Senator George Maziarz will host a free Child Safety Day on Saturday, September 18, 2010 at the North Tonawanda City Hall, located at 216 Payne Avenue.  The event runs from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM.

September 13, 2010

Major upgrades coming to Route 19 through Brockport

A $5.6 million contract to upgrade Route 19 in the village of Brockport and towns of Sweden and Clarkson, Monroe County, has begun. The contact was awarded to Crane-Hogan Structural Systems of Spencerport. 

September 13, 2010

Senator Maziarz warns against return of clothing and shoe tax taking effect October 1

State Senator George Maziarz warned local families to do all their planned back-to-school shopping as soon as possible in order to avoid a Majority-approved sales tax on clothing that will take another bite out of their finances after it goes into effect on October 1.  Senator Maziarz voted against the tax reinstatement.       On October 1st, New York State will begin collecting four percent sales tax on clothing and footwear costing $110 or less as part of the 2010-2011 state budget approved by the Majority who now control state government.  The sales tax reinstatement is expected to cost New Yorkers $330 million.  It was included in nearly $4 billion in new taxes approved this year so the state’s Majority leadership co

August 26, 2010

Send a get well message to a local veteran

There is a World War II veteran from our area, Howard Amy, getting care at the VA hospital in Buffalo who could use some cheering up.  Send your card to:

Howard E. Amy, Jr.

August 24, 2010

Pushing for transparency at the New York Power Authority

Senator George Maziarz (R-C, Newfane), Chairman of the New York State Senate Energy Committee, has requested the New York Power Authority release key information to the public regarding the Great Lakes Offshore Wind (GLOW) Project.  Specifically, Senator Maziarz is echoing calls that NYPA make known the identities of the five project bidders, the prospective site locations, and other basic details pertaining to the bids.  Today, Senator Maziarz requested this information under the New York State Freedom of Information Law.

August 17, 2010

Crossbow hunting in New York State

Senator George Maziarz (R-C, Newfane) is pleased to announce that the State Senate has given final passage to legislation (S.6793-B) he co-sponsored to allow for hunting with crossbows in New York State.

July 1, 2010

Bipartisan coalition calls for action on Power For Jobs reform

Senator George Maziarz and a bipartisan coalition of legislative leaders today called on the Assembly Majority to protect hundreds of thousands of jobs in New York State by passing Energize New York, which would reform and make permanent the State’s low cost power programs (Power for Jobs and the Energy Cost Savings Benefit Program expired June 2nd).

June 29, 2010

Historic legislation keeps Power Authority monies in Western New York

The New York State Senate today gave final passage to legislation (S.5783-A) sponsored by Senator George Maziarz (R-C, Newfane) directing that earnings from the sale of unallocated  expansion power and replacement power shall be deposited into a new Western New York Economic Development Fund. 

June 25, 2010

Juvenile Justice Reform Needed at OCFS

State Senator George Maziarz and members of a Senate Republican Task Force on Juvenile Justice reform today held a public forum to investigate growing concerns among community members, youth facility staff and law enforcement officials that newly-implemented policies set forth within New York State’s juvenile justice system have resulted in escalating violence by juvenile offenders that has put

June 16, 2010

Dr. Ada Grabowski, Albion School Superintendent, recognized as Woman of Distinction

Senator George Maziarz (R-C, Newfane) is pleased to announce that on Tuesday, May 25, 2010, Albion Superintendent of Schools Dr. Ada Grabowski, was recognized as a 2010 New York State “Woman of Distinction.”

May 27, 2010

Senator Maziarz earns "Legislative Champion Award" from Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Last weekend Senator George Maziarz (R-C, Newfane) was presented with the Legislative Champion Award from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.  This award was bestowed in recognition of “significant leadership in advancing the care, treatment, and quality of life for people living with cystic fibrosis in New York.”

May 20, 2010

Two-Way Agreement on Power for Jobs Reform

Senate Energy Chair George Maziarz, Governor David Paterson, Senate Majority Conference Leader John Sampson, and Senate Energy Vice Chair Darrel Aubertine today announced that they have reached an agreement to create a permanent Power for Jobs program that will be called Energize New York.

May 19, 2010

Senator Maziarz hosting Child Safety Day at his district office on May 22

Senator George Maziarz will host a free Child Safety Day on Saturday, May 22, 2010 at his district office, located at 2578 Niagara Falls Boulevard (the “Boulder Commons” plaza) in the Town of Wheatfield.  The event runs from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM.

May 13, 2010

Senator Maziarz announces upcoming Small Business Development Seminar

Senator George Maziarz is pleased to announce that he will be hosting his free annual Small Business Development Seminar on Thursday, May 20th from 7:00-9:00 PM at Niagara County Community College, 3111 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn.  Regist

May 11, 2010

Senator Maziarz joins new Legislative Aviation Caucus

Senator George Maziarz (R-C, Newfane) is pleased to announced that he has joined the New York Legislative Aviation Caucus, a new, bipartisan coalition dedicated to supporting New York’s airports and aviation-related businesses.

May 6, 2010

Senator Maziarz supports efforts to crack down on pension padding

Senator George Maziarz (R-C, Newfane) today enthusiastically endorsed New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo’s efforts to investigate pension padding in both state and local governments across New York.  This morning Senator Maziarz joined Attorney General Cuomo at a press conference at the University at Buffalo Law School to highlight recent expansions in the investigation.

April 1, 2010


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.

March 23, 2010

Maziarz working to expand eligibility for military scholarships

Senator George Maziarz (R-C, Newfane) is very pleased to announce that the State Senate unanimously adopted legislation he introduced and sponsored (S.1417-A) to expand the eligibility dates for certain military higher education scholarships.

March 18, 2010


Frank Budwey, the owner of Budwey’s Supermarkets in North Tonawanda, Kenmore, and Newfane, is featured in a new “New Yorkers Against Unfair Taxes” television ad railing against the Governor’s proposed “soda tax.”

March 9, 2010

Protect Your Identity Day

April 10th at 210 Main Street, Lockport, NY South Parking Lot (Enter off Walnut St and Elm St) * 10 AM - 4 PM Hosted by: George D. Maziarz & Mayor Michael Tucker in assocation with the Niagara County Refuse Disposal District This is a one-time, no-cost opportunity for businesses and residents of Niagara County to securely destroy sensitive documents, electronics and X-rays while supporting environmentally responsible recycling. Mobile shredders will be on site and all materials will be processed in accordance with all HIPPA, FACTA and Sarbanes Oxley regualtions.

March 8, 2010
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