George D. Maziarz

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Juvenile Justice Reform Needed at OCFS

State Senator George Maziarz and members of a Senate Republican Task Force on Juvenile Justice reform today held a public forum to investigate growing concerns among community members, youth facility staff and law enforcement officials that newly-implemented policies set forth within New York State’s juvenile justice system have resulted in escalating violence by juvenile offenders that has put

June 16, 2010
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Kidnap bill allows for age

Tonawanda News, May 20, 2010... by Neale Gulley

May 24, 2010
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Senator Maziarz earns "Legislative Champion Award" from Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Last weekend Senator George Maziarz (R-C, Newfane) was presented with the Legislative Champion Award from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.  This award was bestowed in recognition of “significant leadership in advancing the care, treatment, and quality of life for people living with cystic fibrosis in New York.”

May 20, 2010
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Two-Way Agreement on Power for Jobs Reform

Senate Energy Chair George Maziarz, Governor David Paterson, Senate Majority Conference Leader John Sampson, and Senate Energy Vice Chair Darrel Aubertine today announced that they have reached an agreement to create a permanent Power for Jobs program that will be called Energize New York.

May 19, 2010
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Senator Maziarz announces upcoming Small Business Development Seminar

Senator George Maziarz is pleased to announce that he will be hosting his free annual Small Business Development Seminar on Thursday, May 20th from 7:00-9:00 PM at Niagara County Community College, 3111 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn.  Regist

May 11, 2010
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Senator Maziarz joins new Legislative Aviation Caucus

Senator George Maziarz (R-C, Newfane) is pleased to announced that he has joined the New York Legislative Aviation Caucus, a new, bipartisan coalition dedicated to supporting New York’s airports and aviation-related businesses.

May 6, 2010
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Senator Maziarz supports efforts to crack down on pension padding

Senator George Maziarz (R-C, Newfane) today enthusiastically endorsed New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo’s efforts to investigate pension padding in both state and local governments across New York.  This morning Senator Maziarz joined Attorney General Cuomo at a press conference at the University at Buffalo Law School to highlight recent expansions in the investigation.

April 1, 2010
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SENATOR MAZIARZ JOINS TASK FORCE ON GOVERNMENT EFFICIENCY

Demonstrating his commitment to developing a fiscally responsible budget, Senator George Maziarz (R-C, Newfane) is pleased to announce that he will sit on a newly-formed, bipartisan Task Force on Government Efficiency.

March 4, 2010
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SENATE REPUBLICANS INTRODUCE JOB CREATION BILL

       Incentives Could Create Thousands of New Jobs; U.S. Senate Passes Similar Plan

March 2, 2010
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It's YOUR Money

The Governor is thinking about delaying the return of state income tax refunds. This is a terrible idea. Let’s work together to help him change is mind!Please sign this on-line petition to get the tax refunds out the door as soon as possible. I will deliver the petition to the Governor in the next few weeks to let him know how we feel.

February 22, 2010
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TOUGHER MEDICAID FRAUD EFFORT NEEDED TO STOP ABUSE AND SAVE TAX DOLLARS

      In an effort to strengthen the state’s efforts to fight Medicaidfraud, which is driving up spending and taxes at the state and locallevels, Senate Republicans today announced the creation of the SenateRepublican Task Force on Medicaid Fraud.

       The task force will hold hearings this month in Albany and in NassauCounty and issue recommendations prior to the April 1st budget deadline.

February 2, 2010
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Senator Maziarz remains in Farm Bureau's "Circle of Friends"

Senator George D. Maziarz (R-C, Newfane) today announced that the New York Farm Bureau has named him a member of the organization’s “Circle of Friends.”

January 26, 2010
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Medicaid expansion will compound state’s crisis

(Op-ed piece that ran in The Buffalo News, January 2010, by: Congressman Chris Lee, Senator George Maziarz, Senator Michael Ranzenhofer, Assemblyman Jim Hayes, Assemblyman Jack Quinn, Assemblyman Stephen Hawley and Assemblywoman Jane Corwin.)

The final health care legislation shaping up in Washington may have a direct, negative impact on our state budget crisis in Albany.

January 25, 2010
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Senator Maziarz Responds to Governor's Budget Proposal

Last year, against my “no” vote, the Legislature approved a $131 billion spending plan.  Now the Governor wants us to pass a $134 billion budget. 

January 20, 2010
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Senator Maziarz Supports Historic SUNY Reforms

Gov. David A. Paterson announced today (Jan. 15, 2010) that he will include in his 2010 Executive Budget significant reforms that would give SUNY—and UB—the financial flexibility to position the system and university to play a major role in the state’s economic resurgence and support UB 2020 as a basis for economic transformation in Western New York.

January 15, 2010
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STATEMENT FROM SENATOR MAZIARZ ON TAKING THE ENERGY COMMITTEE

I thank Senator Sampson for his faith and confidence in naming me the new Chairman of the Senate Energy Committee.  Considering my district is home to the Niagara Power Project, energy issues are of the utmost importance to my constituents. And that is the sole reason that I am accepting this position—because it is vitally important to the people I represent.  There is time for politics and there is time for government.   In the chambers of the Senate, I have always welcomed the opportunity to work across the aisle with my colleagues whenever possible if it

January 6, 2010
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SENATOR MAZIARZ TAKES PART IN INAUGURAL FLIGHT

SENATOR MAZIARZ TAKES PART IN INAUGURAL FLIGHT

LEAVING THE NEW TERMINAL AT THE NIAGARA FALLS AIRPORT 

December 21, 2009
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Niagara Falls Airport written up in Myrtle Beach newspaper

Myrtle Beach receives N.Y. kudos

By Monique Newtonmnewton@thesunnews.com

 

Several area leaders traveled to Niagara Falls, N.Y., Friday after Myrtle Beach was honored for boosting the traffic to Niagara Falls International Airport and demonstrating the need for building a new and improved terminal there.

December 19, 2009
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Vigil held for domestic abuse victims

Mother pushes for Kari Ann Gorman Law
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - They are among the silent victims of domestic violence and on Thursday night, a local community gathered to remember them.

Silhouettes stand beside an empty dinner table.

At each place setting is the name of a woman.

They are murder victims of domestic violence.

December 10, 2009
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