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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, May 21, 2013 Room 709 LOB

May 21, 1:30 PM - 1:31 PM
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Marcia B. Tuohey

Marcia B. Tuohey, a lifelong Medina resident, has blazed a trail in business and politics for the women of Orleans County. She exemplifies someone who has created a lasting legacy of dedicated service to the public and the community in which she lives.

Ms. Tuohey enjoyed an active business career in Medina for 30 years as the co-owner and operator of a nursing home, motel and restaurant, mobile home park, and rental properties. Her success can be attributed to a great aptitude for recognizing and meeting the needs of the community, and possessing a strong work ethic. 

May 13, 2013
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Senator Maziarz receives St. Vincent de Paul Award from Niagara University

 

Senator George Maziarz, a member of the Niagara University Class of 1976, was presented with the St. Vincent de Paul Award from his alma mater during commencement services this past weekend.

May 13, 2013
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Senator Maziarz Honors Marcia Tuohey in Albany as a Woman of Distinction

Senator George Maziarz today announced that Marcia Tuohey of Medina has been recognized as a 2013 New York State Senate “Woman of Distinction.”

May 9, 2013
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Senate passes bills to increase 'green' building construction and reduce energy costs

 

The New York State Senate yesterday passed bills that would continue to promote the construction of environmentally-friendly buildings and the cost-saving benefits of net metering for utility bills. Both bills are sponsored by Senator George D. Maziarz (R-C, Newfane), and would help reduce the consumption of limited natural resources, promote the use of renewable energy, and lower energy costs.  

May 7, 2013
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Senator Maziarz receives Honorary Empire Degree from NYS FFA Association

Last weekend the New York State FFA Association held its annual convention in Albion, New York.  During the festivities, which drew hundreds of young people from around the state, Senator George Maziarz was bestowed with an Honorary Empire Degree for all he has done to support agriculture and education.  The Empire Degree is the highest honor FFA students can earn at the state level.

May 6, 2013
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Senator Maziarz on This Week's "Your Voice"

Senator Maziarz joined "Your Voice" in Albany to discuss a number of topics including new Solar Energy legislation, the Native-American Summit held in Albany, and the new Made in America Store in Niagara Falls.

May 3, 2013
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May 1, 2013
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Grand Opening of Little Wonders Early Childhood Development Center

Senator Maziarz attended the Grand Opening of Little Wonders Early Childhood Development Center in Niagara Falls.  This center is located next to Niagara Falls High School, allowing for convenient use by the teachers and students.  The program is open to the community and provides a very home-friendly environment.  The Center is located in the St. James United Methodist Church and is run by Administrator Rose Lynch.

May 1, 2013
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Help Point Breeze win Ultimate Fishing Town contest!

The popular fishing spot of Point Breeze in Orleans County is in a battle to secure the title of “Ultimate Fishing Town” from the World Fishing Network.  The winning town receives a $25,000 donation for the community. 

The winner of the contest is the town that receives the most votes on the Ultimate Fishing Town website.  You can vote up to four times per day at http://www.worldfishingnetwork.com/uft/homepage.php

April 26, 2013
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Historic solar legislation approved in Senate

Senator George Maziarz (R-C, Newfane) is pleased to announce that legislation that he championed in the Senate was passed today.

April 24, 2013
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Beautify Niagara

 

This past Saturday, Senator Maziarz’ staff and Niagara County Legislator Cheree Copelin joined other local volunteers cleaning up Niagara Falls as part of Beautify Niagara.  Pictured are a few volunteers who cleaned in the LaSalle area. 

 

April 22, 2013
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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 23, 2013 Room 709 LOB

April 23, 1:30 PM - 1:35 PM
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Senator Maziarz co-authors op-ed with T. Boone Pickens in support of liquefied natural gas

These days, just mention the term "natural gas" and it immediately generates controversy in New York. If New Yorkers don't want the economic benefits of shale gas, that's up to them, but it is a shame not to take advantage of this important natural resource to create upstate jobs and promote cleaner air.

 

April 17, 2013
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Earth Day 2013 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 2013 Earth Day Poster Contest from my District is:

Brenden Budnik

April 15, 2013
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Senator Maziarz speaks at pro-Second Amendment rally at Courthouse Square in Albion

The seat of Orleans County hosted a rally on Saturday afternoon in support of protecting the Second Amendment.  Senator George Maziarz, an opponent of the NY-SAFE Act, was invited to speak to the crowd of over 200 advocates.

April 15, 2013
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Senator Maziarz attends YMCA capital campaign launch

On Friday, April 5, 2013, Senator George Maziarz stopped by the Orleans County YMCA in Medina for the launch of a capital campaign to renovate the historic Medina sandstone building to make it more user-friendly.  The plan calls for a handicap ramp, new entrance, lobby area, bathrooms, exercise room, child watch room, teen center, and more.

April 8, 2013
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Senate passes final 2013-2014 state budget with a focus on tax relief, education, and environment

The New York State Senate today concluded its passage of the 2013-14 state budget that delivers on priorities outlined by Senator Maziarz and his colleagues to provide much-needed tax relief for middle-class families, help businesses create jobs, and, for the third consecutive year, the budget keeps spending growth below two percent, which is consistent with the local spending cap that applies to school districts and local governments.

March 27, 2013
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Senator Maziarz Joins "Your Voice" on March 18th

Senator Maziarz recently joined "Your Voice" to discuss a number of pieces of legislation.  He talked about the Niagara Wine Trail bill, legislation for EMT Safety, Abbagail's Law and the recently proposed bill placing a 5% Tax on Satellite Television.

March 27, 2013
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BILL TO PROTECT LAW ENFORCEMENT ANIMALS PASSES SENATE

 

Today, the NYS Senate overwhelmingly passed legislation that increases penalties for killing or injuring a police dog to a Class D Felony.  This legislation, sponsored by Senator George D. Maziarz, is extremely important, as state and local law enforcement agencies increasingly rely on these animals in crime solving, rescue and recovery operations.  Under current law, killing or injuring a police animal is a Class A misdeameanor.

March 25, 2013
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