(Op-ed piece that ran in The Buffalo News, January 2010, by: Congressman Chris Lee, Senator George Maziarz, Senator MichaelRanzenhofer, Assemblyman Jim Hayes, Assemblyman JackQuinn, Assemblyman Stephen Hawley and Assemblywoman Jane Corwin.)
The final health care legislation shaping up in Washington may have a direct, negative impact on our state budget crisis in Albany.
Senator George Maziarz (R-C, Newfane) today critiqued Governor Paterson’s proposal to create a $25 million Small Business Revolving Loan fund through the 2010-2011 state budget. The seed money to establish the loan fund would come from the New York Power Authority. According to the Division of Budget, the
Gov. David A. Paterson announced today (Jan. 15, 2010) that he will include in his 2010 Executive Budget significant reforms that would give SUNY—and UB—the financial flexibility to position the system and university to play a major role in the state’s economic resurgence and support UB 2020 as a basis for economic transformation in Western New York.
"I thank Senator Sampson for his faith and confidence in naming me the new Chairman of the Senate Energy Committee. Considering my district is home to the Niagara Power Project, energy issues are of the utmost importance to my constituents.
On Monday, January 11, 2010, the North Tonawanda High School Lumberjacks football team, winners of the Class AA New York State Football Championship, visited the capital to be formally honored by the state government. They were accompanied by school administrators, coaches, and cheerleaders. The long day included a p...hoto-op with the Governor, pizza party, and recognition in the Assembly and Senate Chambers. Go Jacks!
I thank Senator Sampson for his faith and confidence in naming me the new Chairman of the Senate Energy Committee. Considering my district is home to the Niagara Power Project, energy issues are of the utmost importance to my constituents. And that is the sole reason that I am accepting this position—because it is vitally important to the people I represent. There is time for politics and there is time for government. In the chambers of the Senate, I have always welcomed the opportunity to work across the aisle with my colleagues whenever possible if it
Several area leaders traveled to Niagara Falls, N.Y., Friday after Myrtle Beach was honored for boosting the traffic to Niagara Falls International Airport and demonstrating the need for building a new and improved terminal there.
Senator Maziarz today announced that Governor Paterson has signed into law pension reform legislation that will provide more than $35 billion in long-term savings to New York taxpayers over the next thirty years. The legislation creates a new Tier V pension level, the most significant reform of the State’s pension system in more than a quarter-century.