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Seniors from Lewiston and Albion honored in Albany

On Tuesday, May 6, Senator George Maziarz welcomed Robert Shively of Lewiston and Stanley Farone of Albion to the historic Senate Chamber.  The two active seniors were honored as part of New York State Senior Citizen's Day events.  Robert was joined by his wife, Joan, and Niagara County Office for the Aging Director Ken Genewick.  Stan was joined by Orleans County Office for the Aging Director Melissa Blanar.

May 7, 2014
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WNY legislators seek to stop private lobbyists from getting public pensions

Senator George Maziarz (R-Newfane) and Assemblyman Sean Ryan (D-Buffalo) today announced their joint efforts to advance legislation that would restrict private lobbyists from obtaining pensions through the New York State and Local Retirement System. 

April 29, 2014
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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 29, 2014 Room 709 LOB

April 29, 1:30 PM - 1:38 PM
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Rowling and Snyder families visit the state capitol

The Rowling and Snyder families from the Brockport area were visiting the state capitol today.  Senator Maziarz was pleased to give these homeschooling groups a tour of the historic Senate chamber!

April 24, 2014
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Earth Day 2014 Poster Contest: District 62

Dear Students,Thank you for your wonderful contribution to the New York State Senate’s Earth Day Poster Contest. This year we received many outstanding posters that exemplify the creativity of the young people in the 62nd Senatorial District.Each entry from my District displayed tremendous originality and vision as well as obvious concern for the ecological future of our communities and our state. I am proud of your work and that of your classmates, and encourage you to continue to study and learn more about the serious challenges that face our environment.I am pleased to announce that the winner of the 2014 Earth Day Poster Contest from my District is:Liam FarnhamGrade KindergartenLewiston Porter Primary Building

April 17, 2014
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2014 Legislative Questionnaire

Dear Neighbor:

As your State Senator, your views are important to me. The questionnaire below is your opportunity to let your voice be heard. This is your chance to express your opinion on important issues facing our state and community.

Thank you for taking the time to participate. Please remember my office is always available to assist you and your family. Additionally, you can contact me at anytime on my website to share your thoughts and opinions on issues important to you.

Sincerly,

Senator George D. Maziarz

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April 15, 2014
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Dick Lang honored at Niagara County Legislature

Senator George Maziarz joined many others at the Niagara County Legislature last night in paying special tribute to the career of Dick Lang, a longtime NYS DEC conservation officer, wrestling coach, and public servant in the Town of Royalton.  Dick is battling Parkinson's and we wish him all the best!

April 9, 2014
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Maziarz and Ceretto work to protect public health in Wheatfield and beyond; Legislators call for the revocation of DEC permits for Quasar

State Sen. George Maziarz (R,C,I-Newfane) and Assemblyman John Ceretto (R,C,I-Lewiston) are working to protect the health of Wheatfield residents and the surrounding communities by asking the DEC to revoke permits that allow the Quasar Energy Group to dump an industrial byproduct called equate on land in Western New York. Residents have raised serious concerns about the practice and their voices need to be taken into consideration. Ceretto has joined with State Sen.

April 9, 2014
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OP-ED FROM SENATOR MAZIARZ: What can you do to lower utility bill? Consider an ESCO.

While this bitter winter is hopefully behind us, there is no doubt that one of its most harmful effects still lingers—high energy bills.

April 8, 2014
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Father James Maher officially inaugurated as Niagara University's 26th President

Senator George Maziarz recently took part in the official inauguration of Father James J. Maher, C.M., the 26th President of Niagara University.  Niagara University in Lewiston is Senator Maziarz' alma mater and has the distinction of being the only private college located in the 62nd Senate District.  Best wishes to Father Maher!

April 7, 2014
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Senator Maziarz meets with Thurman Thomas and others to discuss solar energy

Senator George Maziarz, Chairman of the Senate Energy and Telecommunications Committee, met this morning in his district office with Thurman Thomas, John Mariacher, and Stephen Lynch about some exciting solar energy projects in the works.  The Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame running back has a real interest in helping people lower their bills and promoting renewable resources.  We look forward to good things to come and great partnerships!

April 4, 2014
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Senator Maziarz' statement on 2014-2015 enacted state budget

The state budget for the fiscal year that begins today contains many positive elements to move our economy in the right direction and create jobs. 

April 1, 2014
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State budget approved for 2014-2015

On March 31, 2014, the State Legislature approved a budget for the state's 2014-2015 fiscal year.  Click here to learn more about what's included in the plan:

http://www.nysenate.gov/GetTheBudgetFacts

April 1, 2014
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Brunner to expand in Orleans County

Brunner International near Medina is embarking on a multi-million dollar expansion project with support from Empire State Development (ESD) and the Orleans Economic Development Agency. The $10 million venture will include construction of a new 48,000-square foot building at Brunner's Bates Road site, and will create up to 35 new jobs and retain 363 jobs. Brunner, which is a leading international producer of components for heavy-duty truck and trailers, chose to expand its current operations in New York State rather than relocate to other out-of-state locations.

March 27, 2014
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Your Voice with Senator George Maziarz

This week Senator Maziarz discusses his Dream Act vote, a Medal of Honor Ceremony in Washington, DC, the Newfane Hospital Rally, and the NRA Dinner.  

March 26, 2014
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Legislature approves "National Popular Vote" bill to empower New York voters in presidential elections

Senator George D. Maziarz is pleased to announce that legislation he cosponsored to make New York State more relevant in presidential elections was approved in both chambers of the Legislature by overwhelming margins yesterday. 

The “National Popular Vote” bill (S.3149-A/A.4422-A) would allow New York to enter into an interstate agreement through which all member states would award their electoral votes to the presidential candidate who wins the nationwide popular vote.

March 26, 2014
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Senator Maziarz urges federal action to stop Asian Carp invasion

Senator George Maziarz, New York State’s executive committee member on the interstate Great Lakes Legislative Caucus, today sent the attached letter to the United States Army Corps of Engineers urging federal action to halt the spread of Asian Carp into the Great Lakes.  The Asian Carp is an invasive species that currently poses a tremendous threat to the ecology of native species within Lake Ontario, Lake Erie, and other nearby freshwater resources.

March 25, 2014
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William Leonard awarded Medal of Honor posthumously

It was my privilege to attend a special ceremony at the Pentagon on Wednesday to honor two dozen new recipients of the Medal of Honor, our nation's highest award for valor on the battlefield. William Leonard of Lockport posthumously received the award for his Army service during World War II. Lockport's Mayor Anne McCaffrey and I were delighted to see his daughters there this morning and share in celebrating William Leonard's unmatched heroism.

March 20, 2014
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Senator Maziarz helps defeat DREAM Act in the Senate

Today I voted a loud and resounding “NO” when the DREAM Act was taken up on the Senate floor.

March 18, 2014
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