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
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
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.
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.
Owners Frank Budwey, Paul Lamparelli & Peter Lamparelli invited the community to a formal ribbon cutting to celebrate the official opening of Newfane's new Budwey's Supermarket, located at 2555 Main Street in the Village.
Senator Maziarz co-sponsored a resolution declaring the month of May 2009 as Neurofibromatosis Awareness Month in New York.
Neurofibromatosis is a genetic tumor disorder that causes tumors to form along the nerves anywhere in or on the body at any time. Symptoms may include brain tumors, blindness, deafness, seizures, disfigurement, learning disabilities, and cancer. To date there is no cure or effective treatment.
Senator George Maziarz hosted a free Child Safety Day on Saturday, May 16, 2009 at his district office, located at 2578 Niagara Falls Boulevard (the “Boulder Commons” plaza) in the Town of Wheatfield. The event ran from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Senator Maziarz encourages Governor, NYPA CEO to relocate to The Summit
Senator George Maziarz (R-C, Newfane) today wrote to Governor DavidPaterson and New York Power Authority President and CEO Richie Kesselurging them to relocate NYPA’s administrative offices from White Plains toNiagara County. Specifically, the relocation should focus on The Summit,the Wheatfield shopping mall scheduled to close in early June.
It is astonishing, but not surprising, that the legislative leaders in Albany spend a great deal of time and money on a bailout of the New York City-based Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Where is the bailout for Western New York? I wish they had spent as much time worrying about what the tax burden is on Western New York homeowners as they do about what the fare is on a bus in Brooklyn.
Over a dozen states around the country have term limits. An exclusive poll conducted for 2 On Your Side reveals that an overwhelming number of state residents would like to see reform by means of limiting the number of years a lawmaker serves in Albany.
Senator Dale Volker has served in Albany over three decades. He is opposed to term limits, but he admits "oh, it's been talked about for years."
Members of the Senate Republican Conference today sent a letter to Governor David Paterson, Senate Majority Leader Malcolm Smith and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, urging them to address a problem created in the state budget, that is forcing businesses located in Empire Zones to give the state what amounts to an interest-free loan of more than half a billion dollars.
Senator George Maziarz (R-C, Newfane) held a press conference on May 1st in Buffalo’s Chippewa entertainment district to protest the new state taxes on beer and wine that is either made or sold in New York State. These tax hikes taking effect May 1st were part of the 2009-2010 state budget, which Senator Maziarz voted against.
Senator George Maziarz has joined with his colleagues in the Senate Republican Conference to launch a statewide petition drive to restore the STAR property tax rebate checks that were eliminated by Democrats in the recently adopted state budget.