George D. Maziarz

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Senator Maziarz blasts re-election of incumbent Regents

When it comes to Common Core reform, the winds of change have been blowing strongly across our great state for many months.  

March 11, 2014
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Jacob Thurley of Holley Receives Eagle Scout Award

Congratulations to Jacob Thurley of Holley on achieving the rank of Eagle Scout!  Jacob was presented his Eagle Scout award Sunday, March 9th at the Disciples United Methodist Church in Holley, NY.  

March 10, 2014
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Your Voice with Senator Maziarz

In this week's episode, Senator Maziarz discusses agriculture issues, Strong West, and Common Core. 

March 10, 2014
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Senator Maziarz introduces Young Farmers NY plan

Senator George Maziarz and members of the Senate Republican Conference today unveiled their “Young Farmers NY” plan to address issues related to the advancing average age of New York farmers and to preserve the future of family farming.  The initiative will support and encourage a new generation of farmers and help strengthen the state’s leading industry for decades to come.

“Young Farmers NY,” which was announced today at a Capitol news conference, is a series of proposals to smooth the transfer of farmland to the next generation, preserve existing farmland, and help young farmers overcome obstacles to give them a greater opportunity for a successful career in agriculture.

March 4, 2014
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Your Voice with Senator Maziarz

On this week's episode, Senator Maziarz discusses college tuition for inmates, Summit for Smarter Schools, and his visit to Niagara Falls High School. 

March 3, 2014
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WNY Builders honor Senator Maziarz

Senator George Maziarz (R-C, Newfane) was recently presented with the 2013 Industry Appreciation Award from the Buffalo Niagara Builders Association.  The prestigious award was presented to Senator Maziarz “in recognition of industry excellence.”

February 28, 2014
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Monroe County library leaders meet with Senator Maziarz

Senator George Maziarz recently welcomed leaders of the Seymour Library in Brockport, the Ogden Farmers Library in Spencerport, and the Monroe County Library System to his office to discuss the plight of public libraries in the region.

February 27, 2014
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Strong West is growing

Last week Senator George Maziarz toured Strong West, a growing health care facility operated by the University of Rochester Medical Center.  This site is quickly filling a void in the Brockport community and beyond that was created when Lakeside Hospital closed in 2013.

February 26, 2014
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Senator Maziarz and Brockport teen meet to discuss public service and career goals

Senator George Maziarz recent had a lunch meeting with Jack Merritt of Brockport at Union Square on the SUNY Brockport campus.  Jack just turned 16 and is thinking about a career in public service. Happy Birthday and good luck, Jack!

February 24, 2014
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Joint statement from Senator Maziarz and IBEW Local 97 President Ted Skerpon on transmission system upgrades

Starting with the New York State Transmission and Reliability Study (STARS) that identified significant bottlenecks in our transmission infrastructure back in 2010, policymakers and the public alike have become very aware of the significant and persistent problems that an aging and inefficient transmission system has created.  Make no mistake—these negative consequences affect each and every New Yorker.  

February 20, 2014
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Senator Maziarz criticizes prison-to-college scheme

Thousands upon thousands of New Yorkers are working long hours, cutting back on expenses, and saving every penny to be able to afford a college education for themselves or their children.  These New Yorkers know that a college degree is a ticket to career success in today’s workforce.  They also know that it doesn’t come cheap.

February 18, 2014
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Senator Maziarz hosts "Solutions for Smarter Schools" summit to focus on reforming Common Core

Last night Senator George Maziarz hosted the "Solutions for Smarter Schools" summit at Niagara Falls High School.  The event, held in conjunction with the Partnership for Smarter Schools, drew hundreds of concerned parents, teachers, and administrators.  The consensus among the distinguished panelists was that Common Core learning standards are being implemented the wrong way, and major changes to be made in how these standards are influencing curriculum and testing in the classrooms.  

February 14, 2014
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Senator Maziarz Calls on Assembly: Pass Public Assistance Integrity Act

The Public Assistance Integrity Act will protect your tax dollars and a vital program that provides money to families in need. Senator George Maziarz explains how recipients are abusing public assistance benefits for adult lifestyle choices. The Federal Government gave NY a mandate to take measures to stop welfare fraud or lose $122 Million in TANF funding. 

February 13, 2014
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Keep St. Francis of Assisi School open

Click below to read my letter to the Apostolic Nuncio in support of saving St. Francis of Assisi School.

File: 
st francis tonawanda.pdf

February 12, 2014
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Your Voice with Senator Maziarz

This week, Senator Maziarz discusses EBT fraud, transmission upgrades, and common core. 

February 10, 2014
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Senator Maziarz and Assemblyman Ceretto support Dr. Walter Polka of Lewiston for NYS Board of Regents

Senator George Maziarz (R-C, Newfane) and Assemblyman John Ceretto (R-Lewiston) today announced that they are giving their full support to their constituent, Lewiston resident Dr. Walter S. Polka, in his effort to be chosen to serve on the New York State Board of Regents as an at-large member.

February 7, 2014
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Your Voice with Senator Maziarz

In this week's episode, Senator Maziarz discusses Niagara County flooding, the SAFE Act, and the NYS Teacher of the Year. 

February 5, 2014
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Join Senator Maziarz’s efforts to protect your tax dollars!

Yes Senator, I agree with you that public assistance should not be used to purchase items such as alcohol, lottery tickets and cigarettes, and by signing this petition I encourage the State Assembly to pass the Public Assistance Integrity Act.

The Public Assistance Integrity Act (S.966) was approved on February 4, 2014 in the State Senate by a wide margin.  It was also passed in the Senate in 2012 and 2013. 

February 5, 2014
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Independent Health will continue to cover Medicaid beneficiaries in Niagara County

Senator George Maziarz (R-C, Newfane) is pleased to announce that Independent Health has agreed to renew its contract with New York State to offer Medicaid Managed Care, known as MediSource, in Niagara County.

February 5, 2014
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Public Assistance Integrity Act approved in Senate

Senator George Maziarz is pleased to announce that the Public Assistance Integrity Act (S.966) was approved today in the State Senate by a wide margin of 53-4. 

February 4, 2014
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