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Forum/Town Hall: Summit: Building a New Era of Respect and Economic Partnership

Senate Standing Committee on State Native-American RelationsChair: Senator George MaziarzSummit: Building a New Era of Respect and Economic PartnershipPlace: Room 711-A, Legislative Office Building, Albany, New YorkTime: 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.Contact: Matt Nelligan (518) 455-2024Media Contact: Kate Alexander (716) 434-0680ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

April 15, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Senator Maziarz: new TV tax is dead on arrival

In February, Senator Kevin Parker (D-Brooklyn) introduced a bill (S.3827) that would impose a 5% excise tax on satellite television services—a tax that would be passed on directly to subscribers.

Senator George Maziarz (R-C, Newfane), Chairman of the New York State Senate Energy and Telecommunications Committee, today said that this downstate senator’s attempt to levy a new tax on customers of DIRECTV, DISH Network, and similar services is dead on arrival.

March 14, 2013
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NYS Senate passes bill to expand renewable energy technology

The New York State Senate today passed legislation sponsored by Senator George D. Maziarz (R-C, Newfane) that would help encourage the installation of renewable energy technologies by making them more cost efficient and accessible. 

The bill (S1111) would add solar, wind, fuel cells, micro-hydro-electric, farm-based biogas and residential Micro Combined Heat and Power (micro-CHP) to current state financing initiatives that help make energy efficiency upgrades more attractive to potential consumers, reduce fossil fuel consumption, and support job growth in the clean energy sector.

March 12, 2013
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NYS Senate approves Niagara Wine Trails expansion

Senator George Maziarz (R-C, Newfane) announced that the New York State Senate today unanimously approved legislation he sponsored (S.1095) to expand and rename the Niagara Wine Trail and Niagara Escarpment Wine Trail.  In effect, the wine trails would be enlarged to encompass all of Orleans County and Western Monroe County, bringing more wineries than ever into the popular wine trails’ network.

March 12, 2013
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Senator Maziarz Joins "Your Voice" on March 4th

Senator Maziarz is joined by NY Farm Bureau President Dean Norton on this week's "Your Voice.  They discuss the Niagara Wine Trail, farming in NYS, and the Agricultural Assessment among other agricultural and farming issues within New York State.

March 8, 2013
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Committee Meeting: Energy and Telecommunications Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Energy and Telecommunications Senator George D. Maziarz, Chair 1:30 PM, Tuesday, April 16, 2013 Room 709 LOB

April 16, 1:43 PM - 1:45 PM
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4-H students visit Albany

Senator George Maziarz welcomed 4-Hers from Niagara and Orleans County to Albany on March 5 for the annual 4-H Capital Days Legislative Breakfast.  Pictured with Senator Maziarz and adult 4-H leaders are Brandon Alt, Quinn Schlegel, Zachary Blackburn, and Cassie Travers.

March 7, 2013
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Senator Maziarz supports "Grown in New York" program

Growing the state’s agriculture industry and helping New York’s family farms prosper is the goal of the “Grown in New York” plan, unveiled today by Senator Patty Ritchie, Chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee.  Senator Ritchie was joined at a Capitol news conference by other members of the committee, as well as leaders of the New York Farm Bureau to announce a plan to strengthen the state’s $5.2 billion agriculture industry by expanding markets for New York-grown products, improving the bottom lines of family farms, and investing in the future of farming.

March 6, 2013
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Senator Maziarz Joins "Your Voice" on February 27

Senator Maziarz joined "Your Voice" in Albany to discuss a number of issues including energy sources as well as the recent proposals regarding the future of the Robert Moses Parkway.

March 4, 2013
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Learn about the plans for redesigning the Robert Moses Parkway and voice your opinion

Lost in all the shuffle over the recent developments with regard to the Robert Moses Parkway is the fact that the public still has an important role to play in the highway’s future.

February 22, 2013
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Senator Maziarz Joins "Your Voice" on February 11th

Senator Maziarz joined "Your Voice" on February 11th to discuss the 18-A utility surcharge and its extension in the budget.  He also talks about a potential Wallenda plaque.   

February 22, 2013
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Committee Meeting: Energy & Telecommunications Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Energy and Telecommunications Senator George D. Maziarz, Chair 1:30 PM, Wednesday, February 27, 2013 Room 123 CAP

February 27, 1:30 PM - 1:38 PM
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New girls volleyball club brings pride to the Niagara Region

Senator George Maziarz recently visited a practice of the new girls' 17 and under Niagara County Volleyball Club, also known as Team "Rush," and posed for this team picture.  The Rush practices at the Wheatfield Youth Center.  For more information, visit www.ncvball.com.

February 15, 2013
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Senator Maziarz welcomes local students to Albany

Today Senator George Maziarz had the opportunity to meet with a group of young people who are active with the Niagara and Orleans County Youth Bureaus.  The students traveled to Albany to visit the State Capitol and discuss several issues with their state representatives.

February 12, 2013
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Senate Republicans Call on Governor To Remove Utility Tax Surcharge Extension From Executive Budget

Senate Republican Leader Dean Skelos and members of the Senate Republican Conference, including Senator Maziarz were joined today by leaders of statewide business organizations to urge Governor Cuomo to remove the proposed extension of the utility tax surcharge from his Executive Budget. The 18-a surcharge, which has increased utility bills for every ratepayer in the state,  is scheduled to expire on March 31, 2014.

February 5, 2013
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Committee Meeting: Energy and Telecommunications Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Energy and Telecommunications Senator George D. Maziarz, Chair 1:30 PM, Monday, February 4, 2013 Room 123 Cap 

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN DATE TIME AND LOCATION OF MEETING

February 4, 1:30 PM - 1:37 PM
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Senator Maziarz Joins "Your Voice" on January 28th

On January 28th, Senator Maziarz joined "Your Voice" to discuss his re-appointment to the Senate Energy Committee and what the Committee is hoping to address this year.

January 30, 2013
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Senator Maziarz meets with Orleans County business leaders

This afternoon Senator George Maziarz addressed the Orleans County Chamber of Commerce Annual Legislative Luncheon.  The event, held at Tillman's Village Inn in Childs, brings local business leaders together to learn about current state issues and ask questions of their representatives.

January 25, 2013
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Watch "Your Voice" with Senator George Maziarz

As the Legislative Session begins in Albany, Senator Maziarz provides an update about the Governor's budget proposal, the Niagara Aerospace Museum, the Great Lakes Legislative Caucus, and more.

January 24, 2013
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