On Wednesday, June 4, 2014, Senator George joined several of his legislative colleagues and leaders of the Seneca Nation of Indians to host a discussion on heroin abuse and reform in our society. Senator Maziarz is a member of the NYS Senate Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction and also Chairman of the NYS Senate Select Committee on State-Native American Affairs. The officials heard from many experts in health care, law enforcement, and other areas as they gather input to improve state policies with respect to dealing with addiction.
Senator Maziarz discusses a new initiative to strengthen agriculture by giving young New Yorkers incentives to create a career in the industry. Senator Maziarz talks about getting to spend time in Albany with his local Farm Bureaus, 4-H, and high school musician Evan Dick.
On February 13, 2014, Senator George Maziarz co-hosted the Solutions for Smarter Schools Summit. This event, held at Niagara Falls High School, was attended by hundreds of concerned parents, teachers, and administrators. In his introductory remarks, Senator Maziarz sets the stage for where efforts stand in NY to reform Common Core and bring some sanity back to students' curriculum and testing. He also expressed support for electing Dr. Walter Polka as a member of the Board of Regents.
The Public Assistance Integrity Act will protect your tax dollars and a vital program that provides money to families in need. Senator George Maziarz explains how recipients are abusing public assistance benefits for adult lifestyle choices. The Federal Government gave NY a mandate to take measures to stop welfare fraud or lose $122 Million in TANF funding.
Senator George Maziarz has just released a short video explaining how Basic STAR recipients can go about keeping their Basic STAR exemption. This exemption helps reduce the cost of school property taxes.
This year, Basic STAR recipients must complete a one-time Basic STAR re-registration to confirm their eligibility and continue receiving the discount. The re-registration requirement is intended to reduce fraud abuse of taxpayer dollars.
Senator Maziarz joined "Your Voice" in Albany this week to discuss a number of bills that have passed the Senate this week. He extensively discusses Jay J's law, as well as sex offender buffer zones legislation and police dog legislation.