George D. Maziarz's Press releases

Sen. Maziarz Has Harsh Words for NYPA'S Electric Rate Increase

Senator George Maziarz offered testimony to NYPA officials today in strong opposition to proposed rate increases for electric utility customers across Upstate New York.  The hearing, held at the New York Power Authority office in Albany, presented Senator Maziarz with an opportunity to stand up for rate payers who would be hurt by NYPA’s decision.  Below are Senator Maziarz’ remarks.  To watch the video on YouTube, click here.

March 19, 2009
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A BETTER PLAN FOR NEW YORK

Senate Republicans Unveil “A Better Plan for New York” as Alternative to High Taxes, New Fees and Lack of Accountability Offered by Democrats;

March 10, 2009
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Golisano, Maziarz Team Up To Battle Bridge Commission

Western New York businessman and government reform advocate Tom Golisano and State Senator George Maziarz today announced they were teaming up in an effort to bring public accountability and transparency to the Niagara Falls Bridge Commission.  As part of that effort, Golisano announced that his Responsible New York organization would fund a lawsuit to compel the Bridge Commission to adhere to state freedom of information and sunshine laws.

February 6, 2009
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WHO VOTED TO SWEEP $750 MILLION FROM THE POWER AUTHORITY INTO THE GENERAL FUND?

Not Senator Maziarz.  Three-quarters of a billion dollars could have been used to lower utility rates for homeowners and businesses.  Instead it's treated as a surplus and just given away.  That's not right, and that's why Senator Maziarz voted NO.

Below is the voting history from February 3, 2009.  Unfortunately, the measure was approved and Governor Paterson signed the bill into law the next day.

VOTING:

February 3, 2009
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Senator Maziarz Visits Locally Owned Coca Cola Plant in Tonawanda

On Thursday, January 29th, Senator George D.

January 30, 2009
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