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A BETTER PLAN FOR NEW YORK

Senate Republicans Unveil “A Better Plan for New York” as Alternative to High Taxes, New Fees and Lack of Accountability Offered by Democrats;

March 10, 2009
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Budget Highlights: Transportation, Economic Development, And Environmental Conservation

 

SENATE PASSES 2008-09

TRANSPORTATION, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION BUDGET LEGISLATION

Legislation Makes Important Investments in New York State’s Economy;

February 27, 2009
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How To Squander a $750 Million Power Authority Surplus

N.Y. Power Authority surplus will go to state, not customers

Article by Tom Precious

http://www.buffalonews.com/home/story/572142.html

February 7, 2009
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Golisano, Maziarz Team Up To Battle Bridge Commission

Western New York businessman and government reform advocate Tom Golisano and State Senator George Maziarz today announced they were teaming up in an effort to bring public accountability and transparency to the Niagara Falls Bridge Commission.  As part of that effort, Golisano announced that his Responsible New York organization would fund a lawsuit to compel the Bridge Commission to adhere to state freedom of information and sunshine laws.

February 6, 2009
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WHO VOTED TO SWEEP $750 MILLION FROM THE POWER AUTHORITY INTO THE GENERAL FUND?

Not Senator Maziarz.  Three-quarters of a billion dollars could have been used to lower utility rates for homeowners and businesses.  Instead it's treated as a surplus and just given away.  That's not right, and that's why Senator Maziarz voted NO.

Below is the voting history from February 3, 2009.  Unfortunately, the measure was approved and Governor Paterson signed the bill into law the next day.

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February 3, 2009
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Senator Maziarz Visits Locally Owned Coca Cola Plant in Tonawanda

On Thursday, January 29th, Senator George D.

January 30, 2009
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Snowmobile Trails To Benefit From New Funding Plan

Senator George Maziarz today announced that a major victory has been won in the ongoing effort to protect and enhance snowmobile trail development funds.

July 10, 2008
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Senator Maziarz Says "No" To More Pcbs In Niagara

July 11, 2008

Commissioner Pete GrannisNYS Department of Environmental Conservation625 BroadwayAlbany, NY 12233-1011

July 10, 2008
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Resolution Adopted In Honor Of Tim Russert

Senate Resolution No. 6613 MOURNING the untimely death of journalist Tim Russert, a Buffalo native and renowned host of "Meet the Press" WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to honor thememory of cherished citizens of the State of New York who distinguishedthemselves in their profession and whose talent, wit, charm, intellectand unique personality permeated all they did; and WHEREAS, It is with great sorrow and deep regret that this

June 17, 2008
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Budget Highlights: Health And Mental Hygiene

SENATE PASSES 2008-09 HEALTH AND MENTAL HEALTH HYGIENE BUDGET

Restores $168.9 Million to Hospitals, Nursing Homes and Home Care

The New York State Senate passed 2008-09 budget legislation (S.6808-C) that restores $245 million in health care funds, including $168.9 million to hospitals, nursing homes, and home care, to ensure that all New Yorkers have access to quality, affordable health care in their communities.

April 3, 2008
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Budget Highlights: Public Protection And General Government

SENATE PASSES 2008-09 PUBLIC PROTECTION AND

GENERAL GOVERNMENT BUDGET LEGISLATION

Legislation Keeps Prisons Open; Keeps School Resource Officers in Place

The New York State Senate passed the 2008-09 public protection and general government budget legislation (S.6800-D, S.6806-C) that restores funding to keep four correctional facilities operating, and rejects the proposal in the Executive Budget to remove School Resource Officers from schools across New York State.

April 3, 2008
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School Bus Safety Is Everyone's Business

It’s that time when millions of children across New York State will put away their bikes and swimsuits, and head back to school. This is an exciting time for many boys and girls as new experiences and challenges await. It’s also a time for increased vigilance and awareness by all New Yorkers. With schools back in session, local streets will be filled with school buses and children rushing to them.Tragically, thousands of students are seriously injured or killed by automobiles in New York State each year.

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August 27, 2007
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Supporting Volunteer Fire Companies

There are more than a dozen volunteer firefighting departments in Niagara County, and each fills a unique role in the community they serve.

August 13, 2007
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Identity Theft - Don''t Be A Victim!

The same technology that makes our lives easier and provides information at the click of a mouse, has also made it easier for thieves and scam artists. America's fastest growing white-collar crime is identity theft. The U.S. Justice Department estimates that more than a half million Americans will be victimized by identity theft this year alone, resulting in over $4 billion in losses.How Does It Work?

July 16, 2007
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