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Committee Meeting: Energy and Telecommunications Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Energy and Telecommunications Senator George D. Maziarz, Chair 9:30 AM, Tuesday, January 25, 2011 Room 124 CAP

January 25, 9:30 AM - 9:36 AM
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February 1, 2011
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Senate approves property tax cap, mandate relief

High property taxes are forcing people and jobs out of our state.  We must create a better climate for economic growth, and having more control over property taxes is critical to that goal.  More than eight in ten New Yorkers agree that the property tax cap is a step in the right direction.  That is an overwhelming majority, and we owe it to them to act.

February 1, 2011
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Listening to Orleans County government leaders

Senator Maziarz recently met with village mayors, town supervisors, and county legislators in Orleans County to talk about the challenges ahead in 2011 at the state and local levels.  The forum was held at the Shirt Factory Cafe in Medina.

January 31, 2011
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Listening to the Orleans County business community

On Friday, January 28, 2011, Senator George Maziarz attended the Orleans County Chamber of Commerce's annual legislative luncheon.  The event was held at Tillman's Village Inn in Childs.

January 31, 2011
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Moving into new Senate leadership role

Senator George Maziarz (R-C, Newfane) today announced that he has been appointed Vice President Pro Tempore of the New York State Senate, the third highest ranking leadership position in the chamber.  In this new role, Senator Maziarz will be working closely with President Pro Tempore Dean Skelos (R-Rockville Center) and Majority Leader Tom Libous (R-C-I, Binghamton), as well as all his colleagues on both sides of the aisle, to craft a policy agenda that focuses on tax relief, fiscal restraint, economic development, and job creation.

January 27, 2011
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January 25, 2011
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Senator Maziarz recognizes long-serving volunteer firefighter

Senator George Maziarz and Assemblyman John Ceretto congratulate John Linkowski for being the oldest member of Lewiston No. 2 Volunteer Fire Company at the company's 69th annual installation dinner.

January 24, 2011
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Promoting agricultural education through new technologies

Paul Bencal, a grape farmer from Niagara County and Chair of the New York Farm Bureau Foundation for Agricultural Education, today thanked the Verizon Wireless Foundation for a recent grant to help the Foundation teach elementary school students about technology in agriculture.

January 21, 2011
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Senate approves Job Creation & Taxpayer Protection Act

The New York State Senate acted today on the Job Creation and Taxpayer Protection Act of 2011, a three-part plan to encourage the creation of new private sector jobs and ensure fiscal responsibility, including the enactment of a two percent state spending cap and requiring a two-thirds “super majority” vote to increase taxes.

January 19, 2011
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January 18, 2011
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WNY Delegation unites for UB 2020

The Western New York Legislative Delegation has made the University at Buffalo’s 2020 strategic plan for excellence and growth a top priority for 2011, reaffirming its belief that UB’s future and Western New York’s future are closely linked.

January 14, 2011
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Senate resolution honoring Miller Hose Fire Company's 100th anniversary

LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the MillerHose Fire Company, Inc.  Approved unanimously in the Senate on January 11, 2011.   WHEREAS,  This  Legislative Body is proud to commemorate the 100th Anni-versary of the Miller Hose Fire Company, Inc.

January 11, 2011
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Dave Bushover recognized for 50 years of service to Shelby Fire Company

Back: Assemblyman Steve Hawley, Senator George Maziarz

Front: Dave Bushover, Former Chief Ed Southcott

 

 

January 10, 2011
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Senator Maziarz attends Shelby Fire Company Installation Dinner

Senator George Maziarz and his wife, Beverly, attended the Shelby Fire Company and Ladies Auxiliary 42nd Annual Installation Dinner on Saturday, January 8, 2011, at the Shelby Fire Hall.  Here he is seen swearing in new officers for 2011, and later in the program he delivered the keynote address to the gathering.

January 10, 2011
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Senator Maziarz reacts to the State of the State message

New York State Senator George D. Maziarz (R, C – Newfane) today gave high praise to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s inaugural State of the State Address. Cuomo’s speech, which was delivered in the Convention Center of Albany’s Empire State Plaza, focused on addressing the state’s current fiscal crisis, restructuring government operations, and bringing about comprehensive ethics reform.

January 5, 2011
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Medina High School senior attends "State of the State" address

Darren Canham, a Medina High School senior, was chosen as Orleans County's student representative to attend Governor Andrew Cuomo's "State of the State" address on January 5, 2011 in Albany.  In this picture, Senator George Maziarz welcomes Darren and his parents, Brian and Pam, to the state capital at his Albany office.

January 5, 2011
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WNY legislators visit Museum of disABILITY History

Senator George Maziarz joined other senators and assemblymen from Western New York in a recent nonpartisan visit to People Inc.'s Museum of disABILITY History. 

January 3, 2011
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Inaugurating the National Veterans Highway

Earlier this year, the State Legislature approved a bill (S.6277-A/A.9939-A) designating all of State Route 62 in New York State as the National Veterans Highway.  The measure was signed into law by Governor David Paterson on July 30, 2010.

December 16, 2010
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Senator Maziarz reads "The Night Before Christmas" in Holley

Senator George Maziarz recently took the stage to narrate "The Night Before Christmas" during the Holley Elementary School's holiday concert.  The chidlren accompanied reading of Clement Moore's famous poem with song and dance.

December 13, 2010
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