Yes Senator, I agree with you that public assistance should not be used to purchase items such as alcohol, lottery tickets and cigarettes, and by signing this petition I encourage the State Assembly to pass the Public Assistance Integrity Act.
The Public Assistance Integrity Act (S.966) was approved on February 4, 2014 in the State Senate by a wide margin. It was also passed in the Senate in 2012 and 2013.
Senator George Maziarz (R-C, Newfane) is pleased to announce that Independent Health has agreed to renew its contract with New York State to offer Medicaid Managed Care, known as MediSource, in Niagara County.
On February 1, 2014, several sporting license changes go into effect that will save hunters and anglers time and money. The changes, adopted in last year’s state budget, include reduced license fees, reduced license types, changes to license dates, and more.
Senator George D. Maziarz (R-C, Newfane) is pleased to announce that Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has been awarded $456,635 through the Vital Access/Safety Net Provider Program (VAP). The VAP, which is administered by the New York State Department of Health, is designed to help enhance health care access for vulnerable populations including frail, elderly, and low-income persons.
Earlier this month at the Tonawanda Sportsmen’s Club, Senator George Maziarz had the honor of joining fellow patriots at a "Shot Heard Round NY" event to protest the NY-SAFE Act. It was a great time for a great and important cause - raising awareness about protecting our 2nd Amendment rights.
Director John Cohen and the staff at the Ogden Farmers' Library recently sent a note and photograph to Senator George Maziarz thanking him for help in obtaining funds to purchase and install new computers. These new computers replace outdated ones that were ten years old. Patrons will surely benefit from the up-to-date equipment.
At a gathering in her honor, Rita Grosser was celebrated for her 22 years of faithful service as a library clerk at the Community Free Library in Holley. Senator George Maziarz and Assemblyman Steve Hawley presented her with citations on the occasion of her retirement.
Senator George D. Maziarz, (R-C, Newfane) is pleased to announce that three bills he is co-sponsoring to provide financial assistance to municipalities and residents affected by excessive flood damage in Niagara County in the early summer of 2013 were approved on Monday, January 27, 2014 by the New York State Senate.
People use electricity in their homes and businesses every day and, since electrical power has been available to most of us for our entire lives, we also tend to take it for granted. Most people only think about the energy that powers their home once a month when they pay their utility bills, and in that case their typical question is, “why is my bill so high?”
This week Orleans County officials launched the construction of a new radio tower in Albion to improve emergency communications. Additional towers are going up in Medina and Clarendon. Complementing the important project are new radios for first responders.
Eastern Niagara Hospital is creating an ambulatory surgery center on Transit Road in Lockport to better serve local residents in outpatient setting. The facility will have four surgical suites as well as pre-operative areas, recovery, and support functions. Anticipated specialities include orthopedics, plastic/ reconstructive surgery, gastroenterology, ophthalmology, and general surgery. Today marked the construction kick-off for the $3 million project. Congratulations to ENH on this expansion!
The New York State Senate Majority Coalition issued a comprehensive report today that sheds light on New York State’s notoriously dense regulatory structure and identifies 2,219 specific rules, regulations and practices that put New York’s businesses at a competitive disadvantage.
The report is the product of surveys, meetings, community outreach and the input of over 100 business owners, advocacy organizations and individuals that participated in one of nine industry-specific public forums conducted throughout the State.