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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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TIER V PENSION REFORM LEGISLATION SIGNED INTO LAW

Senator Maziarz today announced that Governor Paterson has signed into law pension reform legislation that will provide more than $35 billion in long-term savings to New York taxpayers over the next thirty years. The legislation creates a new Tier V pension level, the most significant reform of the State’s pension system in more than a quarter-century.

December 10, 2009
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Niagara County and Orleans County H1N1 Vaccine

Dear Niagara and Orleans County Residents,

September 30, 2009
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September 9, 2009
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SAY HELLO TO NIAGARA COUNTY’S NEW AIRPORT!

It’s time for take-off! The new terminal at the Niagara Falls International Airport, located right next door to the old one on Niagara Falls Boulevard, is on its way to serving as a premier gateway to our region.  Now that we cut the ribbon to open the new facility on September 2, 2009, the sky is the limit for the possibilities we have to attract businesses and visitors to our region. This new airport is an airport for the people, as the hundreds of families who came to the open house will attest.  It is a destination in and of itself. Three

September 9, 2009
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DISASTROUS STATE BUDGET CONTINUES TO PILE ON MORE TAXES AND FEES

                           Drivers Licenses & Registrations to Increase 25% on September 1             Every New Yorker who drives a car, truck, motorcycle, ATV, or boat will be paying more as the latest round of massive tax and fee hikes approved as part of the state budget takes effect on September 1.  Most vehicle-related fees will go up 25 percent for virtual

August 7, 2009
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NY Drivers Will Pay More for Plates

 

It's another fee adopted in this year's state budget and it will affect every New Yorker who owns a vehicle.

By April, 2010, new license plates will go out. And when you renew your registration or get a new vehicle you'll be required to get them. And it will cost you more too. The new plates will increase from $15 to $25.

August 5, 2009
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SENATOR MAZIARZ DECRIES LATEST LEGISLATIVE EFFORT TO UNDERMINE LOCAL BENEFITS OF HYDROPOWER

Senator George Maziarz (R-C, Newfane) held a press conference this afternoon in Buffalo to denounce a bill that will deprive Western New York of the benefits of low-cost power generated at the Niagara Power Project, the New York Power Authority’s largest hydropower facility.  Senate Bill 6050 was debated voted on, and passed in the State Senate at 3:00 AM on July 16.

July 23, 2009
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