State-Native American committee holds hearing in Albany

This morning the New York State Senate Select Committee on State-Native American Relations held a public hearing in Albany to advance a productive dialogue between Indian nations and state government.  Representatives of the Oneida, Seneca, and St. Regis Mohawk Indian Nation met with a bipartisan group of state senators to talk about economic development and challenges facing their tribes.

September 21, 2011

Senator Maziarz honored by Mount St. Mary's Hospital

Senator George Maziarz was recently presented with an award of appreciation from Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center in Lewiston.  The plaque reads, "On behalf of our patients and staff, 'Thank You' for your unwavering commitment to Mount St. Mary's and the Niagara community."

September 20, 2011

Public Hearing: To discuss economic development issues and potential partnerships between the Native American Nations and Tribes with New York State

Sept. 21 Senate Standing Committee on State-Native American RelationsChair: Senator George D. MaziarzPublic Hearing: To discuss economic development issues and potential partnerships between the Native American Nations and Tribes with New York StatePlace: Van Buren Hearing Room A, Legislative Office Building, 2nd Floor, Albany, New YorkTime: 10:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.Contact: Matt Nelligan (518) 455-2024Media Contact: Adam Tabelski (716) 434-0680ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

September 21, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

"New York Remembers" exhibit highlights 9/11 anniversary

Senator George Maziarz joined Governor Andrew Cuomo, family members of victims, and first responders at the Burchfield Penney Art Center at Buffalo State College to commemorate the tenth anniversary of September 11th via the New York Remembers exhibition.  In the accompanying photo, Senator Maziarz poses with Mr. & Mrs. Len Castriano, Sr, who lost their son in the World Trade Center attacks.

September 8, 2011

Statement from Senator George Maziarz

As a proponent of safe drilling in the Marcellus Shale, I’m very encouraged by the draft SGEIS study released today.

September 8, 2011

Protect Your Identity Days for Niagara County businesses and residents

Our events on September 10 in North Tonawanda and September 24 in Lockport feature FREE on-site document shredding and electronics recycling. Read here for more details.

Protect Your Identity Day.pdf

August 30, 2011

Senator Maziarz listens to seniors in Lewiston

Senator George Maziarz attended a lunch meeting of more than 80 seniors at the Lewiston Senior Citizens Center this afternoon.  He spoke about veterans issues, identity theft prevention, the Power Authority, and also fielded a number of questions from the audience.

August 30, 2011

Senator Maziarz meets with Orleans leaders

Senator George Maziarz and Assemblyman Steve Hawley attended the monthly meeting of the Orleans County Legislators/Supervisors Association at Tillman's Village Inn.  The state legislators fielded questions and concerns about the property tax cap and other issues of interest to local governments. 

August 24, 2011

WNY Delegation pushing for Laura Cummings Law

Members of the Western New York Legislative Delegation gathered Monday morning to provide key updates on their collaborative efforts to enact Laura Cummings Law, a bill named in honor of the young developmentally disabled Erie County woman who was murdered by her mother in January 2010 after years of abuse and mistreatment.

August 22, 2011

WWII veteran Margaret Gill honored in North Tonawanda

The late Margaret Gill, a US Army nurse who grew up in North Tonawanda, has been inducted into the New York State Senate Veterans’ Hall of Fame, according to Senator George Maziarz.  A plaque commemorating Gill’s service was unveiled today in North Tonawanda City Hall.

August 19, 2011

Shooting tournament held in Hartland

Last weekend Senator Maziarz had the pleasure of visiting the Iroquois Trail Council's Shooting Sports Tournament held at the Hartland Conservation Club.  This event gives Boy Scouts the opportunity to compete against their peers safely in the shooting sports.  They even let their state senator get a little trigger time!

August 10, 2011

Senators support NYSUNY 2020

All six state senators from Western New York have joined together to release the following statement in support of the signing of the NYSUNY 2020 legislation (S.5855-A/A.8519) into law:

August 9, 2011

Senator Maziarz enjoys Niagara County Fair

Senator Maziarz practiced driving a 1940 BO John Deere tractor during the Niagara County Fair last week.  The Antique Tractor Parade and Show have been fair favorites since 2002.

Photo Credit: Rikki Cason/Lockport Retailer

August 8, 2011

Senator Maziarz comments on Power NY bill signing

Enacting the Power New York plan was a collaborative process.  I commend Governor Cuomo for his involvement in helping us advance the legislation and for signing the bill into law today.

August 4, 2011

Wallenda visits Niagara Falls to discuss high wire walk

Productive discussions between famed high wire performer Nik Wallenda and state and local officials in New York continued today during a meeting held at the Top of the Falls Restaurant located within Niagara Falls State Park.  Wallenda and a team of his advisors laid out plans and answered questions from American officials about how a high wire walk above Niagara Falls could be accomplished logistically.  Earlier this

August 3, 2011

Give consumers a choice on prescriptions

An op-ed piece published in the Albany Times-Union on August 2, 2011.  Submitted by Senator George Maziarz and Assemblyman Carl Heastie.

We are a Democratic assemblyman from an urban district in the Bronx, and a Republican senator from a rural and suburban western New York district. What do we agree on? Not much.

But we have something important in common. We have heard repeated concerns from constituents who were blocked from filling prescriptions at neighborhood pharmacies that have served their families for generations. It turns out their insurance providers forced them to buy prescriptions from mail-order companies rather than their trusted pharmacists.

August 2, 2011

Christmas in July

Senator Maziarz recently visited the Lockport Community Christmas Market featuring local artisans, crafters, and merchants.  The theme for last weekend's event was "Christmas in July," and here Senator Maziarz is seen signing a Christmas Card.  Visit http://www.LockportCommunityMarke​ for more details.

July 29, 2011

Town Hall meeting at Orleans County Fair

Senator George Maziarz and Assemblyman Steve Hawley fielded questions from fair-goers during a town hall meeting at the Orleans County Fair.  Topics included support for agriculture, veterans benefits, and mandate relief for local governments.

July 27, 2011