George D. Maziarz

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OP-ED FROM SENATOR MAZIARZ: What can you do to lower utility bill? Consider an ESCO.

While this bitter winter is hopefully behind us, there is no doubt that one of its most harmful effects still lingers—high energy bills.

April 8, 2014
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Father James Maher officially inaugurated as Niagara University's 26th President

Senator George Maziarz recently took part in the official inauguration of Father James J. Maher, C.M., the 26th President of Niagara University.  Niagara University in Lewiston is Senator Maziarz' alma mater and has the distinction of being the only private college located in the 62nd Senate District.  Best wishes to Father Maher!

April 7, 2014
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Senator Maziarz meets with Thurman Thomas and others to discuss solar energy

Senator George Maziarz, Chairman of the Senate Energy and Telecommunications Committee, met this morning in his district office with Thurman Thomas, John Mariacher, and Stephen Lynch about some exciting solar energy projects in the works.  The Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame running back has a real interest in helping people lower their bills and promoting renewable resources.  We look forward to good things to come and great partnerships!

April 4, 2014
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Senator Maziarz' statement on 2014-2015 enacted state budget

The state budget for the fiscal year that begins today contains many positive elements to move our economy in the right direction and create jobs. 

April 1, 2014
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State budget approved for 2014-2015

On March 31, 2014, the State Legislature approved a budget for the state's 2014-2015 fiscal year.  Click here to learn more about what's included in the plan:

http://www.nysenate.gov/GetTheBudgetFacts

April 1, 2014
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Brunner to expand in Orleans County

Brunner International near Medina is embarking on a multi-million dollar expansion project with support from Empire State Development (ESD) and the Orleans Economic Development Agency. The $10 million venture will include construction of a new 48,000-square foot building at Brunner's Bates Road site, and will create up to 35 new jobs and retain 363 jobs. Brunner, which is a leading international producer of components for heavy-duty truck and trailers, chose to expand its current operations in New York State rather than relocate to other out-of-state locations.

March 27, 2014
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Your Voice with Senator George Maziarz

This week Senator Maziarz discusses his Dream Act vote, a Medal of Honor Ceremony in Washington, DC, the Newfane Hospital Rally, and the NRA Dinner.  

March 26, 2014
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Legislature approves "National Popular Vote" bill to empower New York voters in presidential elections

Senator George D. Maziarz is pleased to announce that legislation he cosponsored to make New York State more relevant in presidential elections was approved in both chambers of the Legislature by overwhelming margins yesterday. 

The “National Popular Vote” bill (S.3149-A/A.4422-A) would allow New York to enter into an interstate agreement through which all member states would award their electoral votes to the presidential candidate who wins the nationwide popular vote.

March 26, 2014
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Senator Maziarz urges federal action to stop Asian Carp invasion

Senator George Maziarz, New York State’s executive committee member on the interstate Great Lakes Legislative Caucus, today sent the attached letter to the United States Army Corps of Engineers urging federal action to halt the spread of Asian Carp into the Great Lakes.  The Asian Carp is an invasive species that currently poses a tremendous threat to the ecology of native species within Lake Ontario, Lake Erie, and other nearby freshwater resources.

March 25, 2014
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William Leonard awarded Medal of Honor posthumously

It was my privilege to attend a special ceremony at the Pentagon on Wednesday to honor two dozen new recipients of the Medal of Honor, our nation's highest award for valor on the battlefield. William Leonard of Lockport posthumously received the award for his Army service during World War II. Lockport's Mayor Anne McCaffrey and I were delighted to see his daughters there this morning and share in celebrating William Leonard's unmatched heroism.

March 20, 2014
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Senator Maziarz helps defeat DREAM Act in the Senate

Today I voted a loud and resounding “NO” when the DREAM Act was taken up on the Senate floor.

March 18, 2014
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Your Voice with Senator Maziarz

In this week's episode, Senator Maziarz discusses the Board of Regents selection process and the Senate Budget. 

March 17, 2014
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Senator Maziarz named to new Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction

Senator George Maziarz (R-C, Newfane) today announced the creation of the Senate Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction to examine the rise in use of heroin and other opioids in New York State and develop recommendations for treating and preventing addiction.  Senator Maziarz will serve as a member of the Task Force.

March 17, 2014
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Your Voice with Senator Maziarz

Senator Maziarz discusses a new initiative to strengthen agriculture by giving young New Yorkers incentives to create a career in the industry. Senator Maziarz talks about getting to spend time in Albany with his local Farm Bureaus, 4-H, and high school musician Evan Dick. 

March 13, 2014
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Senator Maziarz advances effort to reform Regents selection process

Senator George Maziarz (R-C, Newfane) is pleased to announce that today the Senate approved legislation (S.2031-A) to change how members of the New York State Board of Regents are selected.  The 17-member Board of Regents is responsible for supervising educational activities in the state, including the public education system and the SUNY system.

March 13, 2014
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Senator Maziarz blasts re-election of incumbent Regents

When it comes to Common Core reform, the winds of change have been blowing strongly across our great state for many months.  

March 11, 2014
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Jacob Thurley of Holley Receives Eagle Scout Award

Congratulations to Jacob Thurley of Holley on achieving the rank of Eagle Scout!  Jacob was presented his Eagle Scout award Sunday, March 9th at the Disciples United Methodist Church in Holley, NY.  

March 10, 2014
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Your Voice with Senator Maziarz

In this week's episode, Senator Maziarz discusses agriculture issues, Strong West, and Common Core. 

March 10, 2014
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Senator Maziarz introduces Young Farmers NY plan

Senator George Maziarz and members of the Senate Republican Conference today unveiled their “Young Farmers NY” plan to address issues related to the advancing average age of New York farmers and to preserve the future of family farming.  The initiative will support and encourage a new generation of farmers and help strengthen the state’s leading industry for decades to come.

“Young Farmers NY,” which was announced today at a Capitol news conference, is a series of proposals to smooth the transfer of farmland to the next generation, preserve existing farmland, and help young farmers overcome obstacles to give them a greater opportunity for a successful career in agriculture.

March 4, 2014
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