George D. Maziarz

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“TWIN CITIES VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL HIGHWAY” APPROVED

Senator Maziarz legislation designates state highway in honor of Vietnam Veterans 

June 12, 2014
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CWM comment period extended; public hearing scheduled

In early May, Senator George Maziarz and his legislative colleagues wrote to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to call on that state agency to extend the public comment period on CWM’s expansion proposal by an additional sixty days.  Today the DEC announced they will heed this request and push back the deadline for the public to submit written comments from early July to September 5, 2014.

June 12, 2014
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Your Voice with Senator Maziarz

In this week's episode, Senator Maziarz discusses Heroin and Opioid abuse and provides an update on the Newfane Hospital.  

June 12, 2014
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NYS Senate and Seneca Nation hold discussion on heroin abuse

On Wednesday, June 4, 2014, Senator George joined several of his legislative colleagues and leaders of the Seneca Nation of Indians to host a discussion on heroin abuse and reform in our society.  Senator Maziarz is a member of the NYS Senate Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction and also Chairman of the NYS Senate Select Committee on State-Native American Affairs.  The officials heard from many experts in health care, law enforcement, and other areas as they gather input to improve state policies with respect to dealing with addiction.

June 5, 2014
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Heroin Task Force releases report and legislative recommendations

The New York State Senate Joint Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction today released a report summarizing the findings of statewide forums held to examine the issues surrounding the increase in drug abuse, addiction and drug related crimes in New York. The report includes a comprehensive package of bills recommended for action this legislative session that target prevention, treatment, and enforcement issues raised during extensive testimony provided by dozens of experts, parents, and concerned New Yorkers. 

May 29, 2014
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Drop off items for the troops at Senator Maziarz' office

In honor of the many brave troops serving our nation overseas, Senator George Maziarz is partnering with Assemblywoman Jane Corwin, Congressman Chris Collins, the Blue Star Mothers, Boy Scouts of America and a number of local grocery stores to collect items for care packages to send to the men and women of our nation’s Armed Forces stationed in remote areas around the globe. This inaugural Support Our Troops Drive is open to the public to make contributions through May and June.

May 23, 2014
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Genesee and Orleans Veterans Memorial Highway unveiled

In 2013 Senator George Maziarz and his colleagues authored a new law designating Route 98 as the "Genesee and Orleans Veterans Memorial Highway."  Yesterday he had the honor of joining local veterans for the unveiling of signage in the Town of Carlton.

May 23, 2014
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Rallying for disability services

This week in Albany I joined a rally to highlight the need for residential support and services for the developmentally disabled community.

May 22, 2014
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Deanna Alterio Brennen named a NYS Senate "Woman of Distinction"

Senator George Maziarz today announced that Deanna Alterio Brennen of Lewiston, the President and CEO of the Niagara USA Chamber of Commerce, has been recognized as a 2014 New York State Senate “Woman of Distinction.”

May 15, 2014
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Your Voice with Senator Maziarz

This week Senator Maziarz discusses local environmental issues and the use of derogatory names in sports. 

May 15, 2014
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National Fuel customers in WNY to enjoy rate freeze

Today the Public Service Commission approved a joint proposal that includes a rate freeze for Western New York customers of the National Fuel Gas Distribution Corporation starting immediately through September 30, 2015. The customer-friendly joint proposal also requires the utility to refund $5.5 million to customers and provide $2 million to fund home-weatherization projects and a furnace replacement program for low-income customers in the Buffalo region.

May 8, 2014
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Lawmakers call for extending public comment period on proposed CWM expansion

Senator George Maziarz, Assemblyman John Ceretto, and Assemblywoman Jane Corwin have sent a letter to the Commissioner of the New York State Department of Conservation urging that the 60-day public comment period on the CWM hazardous waste landfill expansion that begins today be extended to 120-days.  A copy of the letter is attached.

May 8, 2014
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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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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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