George D. Maziarz's Press releases

Senator Maziarz Reacts to State of the State Address

"First I want to again thank the constituents of the 62nd District for allowing me the opportunity to serve them again this year in the New York State Senate.  Last year, under the leadership of the Senate Majority and of Governor Andrew Cuomo, we accomplished a great deal, including an early budget, enacted property tax caps and reduced tax rates on the middle class.  While last year was a success, there is still a great deal to be done to keep this State moving in the right direction.

January 10, 2013

Senator Maziarz Responds to Governor Cuomo's Energy Highway Blueprint Release

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo received the Energy Highway Task Force's Blueprint, a comprehensive plan that will add up to 3,200 megawatts of electric generation and transmission capacity and clean power generation at his Cabinet Meeting on Monday.   The Energy Highway initiative, introduced in the 2012 State of the State address, is part of the Governor's Power NY agenda, which was put in place to ensure that New York's energy grid is the most advanced in the nation and promotes increased business investment in the state. 

October 24, 2012

Senator Maziarz Joins with the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program in their October Awareness Campaign




            Senator George Maziarz has again joined with the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program in their October breast cancer awareness campaign to urge women to get mammograms.

October 1, 2012

Senate Hearing sets a course for our Energy Future

Somerset N.Y.- The Senate Energy and Telecommunications Committee heard testimony today from nine witnesses at a hearing meant to draw attention to the State’s energy generation and transmission needs. Aging infrastructure, state environmental policies and proposals to import foreign power are endangering jobs, threatening the tax base of local communities and undermining grid reliability.

September 26, 2012

Senator Maziarz Announces Funding For Orleans County School Districts


             Senator George Maziarz (R-C, Newfane), is pleased to announce that he was able to secure funding for the 5 school districts in Orleans County from the Legislative Education Aid Grant Process.  Each of the five districts-Albion, Holley, Kendall, Lyndonville and Medina-will receive $50,000 to spend in their district on what their top priorities are.  Senator Maziarz was joined by the School District Superintendents to announce the awarding of the funding as the new school year starts.


September 11, 2012

Senator Maziarz Attends Public Hearing to Oppose Proposed Toll Increase

Last Night, Senator Maziarz attended the NYS Thruway Authority Public Hearing to put on record his opposition to the proposed 45% toll increase.

August 17, 2012

2012 New Jobs-NY Job Creation Plan Information

2012 NEW JOBS-NY Job Creation Plan

ELIMINATING TAXES ON MANUFACTURERS: Over a three year period, the legislation would provide manufacturers throughout New York State with $495 million in tax relief – phasing out the taxes they pay under the State’s Corporate Franchise Tax and Personal Income Tax. The first phase will begin for tax years beginning on January 1, 2013.  This will save manufacturers $114 million in SFY 2012-13 and $495 million when fully phased in.

July 23, 2012

ReCharge NY Power Allocations


On March 8th, Senator Maziarz proudly announced the passage of ReCharge NY, a program that would provide low cost power to businesses to help create and retain jobs.   As of today, over 90 Western New York companies have received power allocations from the New York State Power Authority under the ReCharge NY program. 

July 10, 2012

Senator Maziarz Announces Partnership to Help Fund Trip for World War II Veterans to Washington DC

Senator Maziarz is pleased to announce a partnership with Walmart, who have provided $20,000 in funding to take World War II Veterans to Washington DC to visit the World War II Memorial.  The funding provided will cover the entire cost of the trip so that it is entirely free for Veterans.  This will be the fourth trip the Senator has taken to Washington DC, which will be on October 17th.  While there, the Veterans visit the World War II Memorial, Vietnam and Korean Memorials, and Arlington National Cemetary.  

June 29, 2012

Senator Maziarz announces Free Small Business Development Seminar on May 17th



Annual event taking place May 17

May 14, 2012

Mothers Day Breast Cancer Walk set for Lockport on Sunday

FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Wednesday, May 9, 2012

CONTACT: Katherine Alexander, (716) 434-0680

May 9, 2012

Help Olcott Beach win Ultimate Fishing Town Contest!!!

Help Olcott Beach win Ultimate Fishing Town Contest!!!!! The hamlet of Olcott Bea

May 4, 2012


          Senator George Maziarz (R-C, Newfane) is pleased to announce that legislation (S.164C) he sponsors known as “Abbagail’s Law” was approved in the State Senate this afternoon by a vote of 45-1.   Abbagail’s Law would make it clear that any individual acting as a supervising driver while under the influence of alcohol or drugs shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor. It also creates the crime of aggravated supervising a driver while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, which shall be a Class E felony.  

January 24, 2012

Calling for independent investigation of Niagara County SPCA; move toward "no kill" methods for sheltering animals

“Since my press release of January 3, I have spoken at length with local government leaders and representatives of both local and national animal welfare organizations.  These individuals have further convinced me that a truly independent and transparent investigation of the allegations concerning the Niagara County SPCA (NC SPCA) is absolutely necessary.  

January 17, 2012

Senator Maziarz thanks local veterans who pushed for new law

Today at North Tonawanda City Hall, Senator George Maziarz thanked two local veterans, John Zaleski and Walt Buchalski, for their advocacy on behalf of those who have served their country in the military.  The two North Tonawanda residents presented Senator Maziarz with the idea for a new law (Chapter 16 of the Laws of 2011) that encourages municipalities to erect bulletin boards displaying helpful information for veterans in their city, town or village halls.  In turn, Senator Maziarz, presented John and Walt with framed “pen certificates” in honor of Governor Cuomo signing the bill into law last year. 

January 13, 2012

New group formed to promote Niagara Falls Airport

At a press conference this morning, Senator George Maziarz (R-C, Newfane) joined key boosters of the Niagara Falls International Airport to announce the creation of the Niagara Falls International Airport Stakeholders Group, Inc., a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit organization that will work to promote the further development and utilization of the new, state-of-the art passenger terminal that opened in December 2009.

January 12, 2012

Iran Divestment Act approved in State Legislature

Senator George Maziarz (R-C, Newfane) praised legislation (S.5917-A) approved in Albany yesterday that would prohibit companies doing $20 million or more in business with Iran’s energy industry from entering or renewing state or local government contracts in New York.

As Chairman of the Senate Energy and Telecommunications Committee, Senator Maziarz co-sponsored the “Iran Divestment Act of 2012” and advocated strongly for its passage.

January 10, 2012

Senate confirms Gil Quiniones to lead New York Power Authority

Today the New York State Senate unanimously confirmed Gil Quiniones to be the President and Chief Executive Officer of the New York Power Authority.

January 9, 2012
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