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.
Senator George Maziarz (R-C, Newfane) was recently presented with the 2013 Industry Appreciation Award from the Buffalo Niagara Builders Association. The prestigious award was presented to Senator Maziarz “in recognition of industry excellence.”
Senator George Maziarz recently welcomed leaders of the Seymour Library in Brockport, the Ogden Farmers Library in Spencerport, and the Monroe County Library System to his office to discuss the plight of public libraries in the region.
Last week Senator George Maziarz toured Strong West, a growing health care facility operated by the University of Rochester Medical Center. This site is quickly filling a void in the Brockport community and beyond that was created when Lakeside Hospital closed in 2013.
Senator George Maziarz recent had a lunch meeting with Jack Merritt of Brockport at Union Square on the SUNY Brockport campus. Jack just turned 16 and is thinking about a career in public service. Happy Birthday and good luck, Jack!
Starting with the New York State Transmission and Reliability Study (STARS) that identified significant bottlenecks in our transmission infrastructure back in 2010, policymakers and the public alike have become very aware of the significant and persistent problems that an aging and inefficient transmission system has created. Make no mistake—these negative consequences affect each and every New Yorker.
Thousands upon thousands of New Yorkers are working long hours, cutting back on expenses, and saving every penny to be able to afford a college education for themselves or their children. These New Yorkers know that a college degree is a ticket to career success in today’s workforce. They also know that it doesn’t come cheap.
Last night Senator George Maziarz hosted the "Solutions for Smarter Schools" summit at Niagara Falls High School. The event, held in conjunction with the Partnership for Smarter Schools, drew hundreds of concerned parents, teachers, and administrators. The consensus among the distinguished panelists was that Common Core learning standards are being implemented the wrong way, and major changes to be made in how these standards are influencing curriculum and testing in the classrooms.
The Public Assistance Integrity Act will protect your tax dollars and a vital program that provides money to families in need. Senator George Maziarz explains how recipients are abusing public assistance benefits for adult lifestyle choices. The Federal Government gave NY a mandate to take measures to stop welfare fraud or lose $122 Million in TANF funding.
Senator George Maziarz (R-C, Newfane) and Assemblyman John Ceretto (R-Lewiston) today announced that they are giving their full support to their constituent, Lewiston resident Dr. Walter S. Polka, in his effort to be chosen to serve on the New York State Board of Regents as an at-large member.
Yes Senator, I agree with you that public assistance should not be used to purchase items such as alcohol, lottery tickets and cigarettes, and by signing this petition I encourage the State Assembly to pass the Public Assistance Integrity Act.
The Public Assistance Integrity Act (S.966) was approved on February 4, 2014 in the State Senate by a wide margin. It was also passed in the Senate in 2012 and 2013.
Senator George Maziarz (R-C, Newfane) is pleased to announce that Independent Health has agreed to renew its contract with New York State to offer Medicaid Managed Care, known as MediSource, in Niagara County.
On February 1, 2014, several sporting license changes go into effect that will save hunters and anglers time and money. The changes, adopted in last year’s state budget, include reduced license fees, reduced license types, changes to license dates, and more.
Senator George D. Maziarz (R-C, Newfane) is pleased to announce that Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has been awarded $456,635 through the Vital Access/Safety Net Provider Program (VAP). The VAP, which is administered by the New York State Department of Health, is designed to help enhance health care access for vulnerable populations including frail, elderly, and low-income persons.