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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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Budwey's Supermarket Opening Its Doors in Newfane

    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.

June 22, 2009
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NEW REFORMS FROM NEW MAJORITY

The following reforms were enactedly immediately following the vote for new Senate leadership on June 8, 2009.

Summary of Rules Changes

Temporary President

June 9, 2009
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May is Neurofibromatosis Awareness Month.

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.  

May 27, 2009
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State OKs low-cost power for Yahoo! facility

By Jonathan D. Epstein
NEWS BUSINESS REPORTER

 

Gov. David A. Paterson announced Tuesday that Yahoo! would bring a new data center and more than 100 jobs to Western New York, but the Internet company said it is still considering other states.

May 20, 2009
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SENATOR MAZIARZ HOSTED CHILD SAFETY DAY

            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

May 18, 2009
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NYPA HEADQUARTERS SHOULD MOVE TO NIAGARA COUNTY

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.

May 15, 2009
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May 11, 2009
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STATEMENT FROM SENATOR GEORGE MAZIARZ ON THE MTA BAILOUT

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. 

May 7, 2009
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Is It Time for Term Limits?

From WGRZ (Channel 2 News)

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."

May 7, 2009
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State transit funding targets NYC but excludes upstate

By Tom Precious
NEWS ALBANY BUREAU

 

ALBANY — A deal approved Wednesday for New York City’s transportation system contains no funding to fix upstate roads and bridges.

May 7, 2009
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Maziarz is GOP attack dog

By Robert J. McCarthy

Even by politician standards, State Sen. George D. Maziarz ranks in recent days as the meanest attack dog in the Albany junkyard.

The Newfane Republican is growling at Democrats on radio and television and barking in the newspapers.

He rants at public hearings, submits letters to the editor and isn’t bashful about calling reporters.

May 5, 2009
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MAZIARZ URGES GOVERNOR, LEGISLATIVE LEADERS TO FIX EMPIRE ZONE PROBLEM

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.

May 4, 2009
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CALL FOR ALARM AS TAX HIKES ON BEER AND WINE TAKE EFFECT

      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. 

May 1, 2009
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ON-LINE PETITION TO RESTORE STAR REBATE CHECKS

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.

April 30, 2009
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