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Sen. Maziarz pushes for Niagara County representative to the Power Authority

Assemblyman John Ceretto and Senator George Maziarz met recently with the governor’s appointment secretary, Judge Leslie Leach, to discuss filling a current vacancy on the New York Power Authority’s (NYPA) Board of Trustees with a Niagara County resident. The meeting was held in the governor’s Capitol office.

May 4, 2011
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Senator Maziarz announces Select Committee on State-Native American Relations to be formed

Senator George Maziarz (R-C, Newfane) today announced that the New York State Senate will soon pass a resolution to establish a Select Committee on State-Native American Relations.  The purpose of the Select Committee, to be comprised of a bipartisan group of yet-to-be-named senators, is so the Senate has a mechanism to advance meaningful dialogue between state and Native American leaders on matters of common interest.

May 3, 2011
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Legislative Update: May 2, 2011

Senator Maziarz discusses the prospect of a gas tax holiday, the ReCharge NY program, the property tax cap, and events that occurred in his district during the recent legislative recess.

May 3, 2011
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Learn how to start or grow a small business at a seminar on May 19!

Every year Senator Maziarz sponsors a Small Business Development Seminar coordinated by the NCCC Small Business Development Center.  This year's event will be held on the evening of Thursday, May 19, 2011 from 7:00 - 9:00 PM.  Click here for more information:  http://www.nyssbdc.org/training/training.aspx?TID=59280.

April 15, 2011
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Governor Cuomo and Senator Maziarz tour Ascension Industries

Prior to signing the Recharge New York legislation, Governor Cuomo and Senator Maziarz inspected some of the great work being done at Ascension Industries in the City of North Tonawanda.

April 14, 2011
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Recharge New York program launched in North Tonawanda

Governor Cuomo was joined today by lawmakers in North Tonawanda where he toured Ascension Industries' factory and signed the 'Recharge New York' bill which was approved in the 2011-2012 budget. Ascension is a family-owned business that has employed western New Yorkers for decades. Ascension has been able to take advantage of the Power for Jobs program by receiving low-cost power, making it able to grow to more than 135 employees.

April 14, 2011
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Summary of adopted state budget for FY 2011-2012

Here is a detailed analysis of the final budget passed by the Legislature and signed into law by Governor Cuomo on March 31, 2011.

File: 
Final State Budget for 2011-2012

April 13, 2011
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Remembering the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War

Senator Maziarz met with a group of Civil War reenactors in Albany today, the 150th anniversary of the bombing of Fort Sumter to highlight a proclamation “to congratulate and commend the New York State Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee and other recognized statewide historic organizations for their initiative and public service in volunteering to advance the observance of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War in the State of New York.”

April 13, 2011
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Senator Maziarz participates in LIPA hearing

Senator Maziarz, Chairman of the Senate Energy and Telecommunications Committee, held a hearing with a number of his colleagues to question Long Island Power Authority officials about LIPA's overbilling of customers.

April 11, 2011
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Abbagail's Law approved in Senate

Senator George Maziarz (R-C, Newfane) is pleased to announce that legislation (S.164) he sponsors known as “Abbagail’s Law” was approved in the State Senate this afternoon by a vote of 56-1.

April 6, 2011
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Senator Maziarz' district office to move

Senator George Maziarz (R-C, Newfane) today announced this his district office is relocating. The following will be effective on Monday, April 4, 2011:

MAIN DISTRICT OFFICE:

Senator George Maziarz

175 Walnut St., Suite 6

Lockport, NY 14094

Phone: (716) 434-0680

Fax: (716) 434-3297

E-mail: maziarz@nysenate.gov

Senator Maziarz’ satellite district office on the SUNY Brockport campus, which is usually staffed on Tuesdays and Thursdays, has not moved. The contact information remains:

SATELLITE DISTRICT OFFICE:

Senator George Maziarz

March 31, 2011
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"Recharge New York" part of final budget agreement

Senator George Maziarz (R-C, Newfane) is pleased to report that long-term reforms and enhancements to the Power For Jobs program are part of the three-way budget agreement between the Governor, Senate, and Assembly. The budget plan expected to be passed in Albany this week includes provisions for the creation and implementation of the successor program to Power For Jobs, to be known as “Recharge New York.”

March 29, 2011
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Sales tax exemption on clothing and shoes returns on 4/1

Senator George D. Maziarz (R-C, Newfane) today announced that beginning on April 1, the State of New York will once again exempt its share of sales tax (4%) on clothing and shoes. This exemption will apply to items under $55 in value until April 1, 2012, when it will apply to clothing and shoes under $110.

March 29, 2011
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Senator Maziarz meets with constituents in Monroe County

State Senator George Maziarz recently had the opportunity to join Congressman Tom Reed during a "town hall" meeting in the Town of Gates.

March 28, 2011
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Honoring Dr. Mruczek's distinguished career

Senator George Maziarz recently attended the retirement dinner held in honor of Dr. Arthur Mruczek of Medina.  A packed house filled the Ridgeway Fire Hall to pay tribute to this dedicated medical professional and community leader. 

March 28, 2011
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Meeting with sportsmen and sportswomen

Senator George Maziarz recently attended the annual dinner of Orleans County sportsmen at the VFW Club in Medina.

March 28, 2011
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Lewiston resident named to State Real Estate Appraisal Board

Senator George Maziarz (R-C, Newfane) is pleased to announce that Anthony P. Girasole, a Principal with Brisbane Consulting Group in Buffalo, has been chosen to serve on the New York State Board of Real Estate Appraisal.  This panel oversees the activities of all real estate appraisers across the state, including setting policy, monitoring Department of State appraisal activities, reviewing licensing applications, and adjudicating complaints.

March 21, 2011
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Research that matters at SUNY

Senator Maziarz recently greeted Lockport native Jillian Ferris in Albany.  Jillian attends SUNY Oneonta's Cooperstown Graduate Program in History Museum Studies and she was in the capital to participate in "Research That Matters: An Exposition of Graduate Research in SUNY and CUNY."

March 11, 2011
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"ReCharge NY" power program approved in Senate

The New York State Senate has passed legislation (S.3164), sponsored by Senator George Maziarz (R-C, Newfane), to create a new, permanent program called “Recharge NY,” that would provide low-cost power to help businesses create and retain jobs.

“The passage of this legislation will enable more businesses across New York to access cheap electricity to create jobs,” said Senator George D. Maziarz, Chairman of the Senate Energy and Telecommunications Committee. “The program has been renewed on an annual basis for several years, but we’ve needed a permanent solution so businesses can plot their growth. The passage of this legislation ensures that businesses across New York will have the stability needed to plan long-term.”

March 11, 2011
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All State musicians visit Albany

Participants in the recent New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) event in Albany include two members of the All State Jazz Ensemble from the 62nd Senate District: Michal Craig from Gates Chili High School (drum set) and Paul Rappolt from Starpoint Junior Senior High School (alto saxophone).  Also, Daniel Montgomery of Gates Chili High School sang with the All State Vocal Jazz Ensemble as a tenor.

March 11, 2011
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