Senator George Maziarz (R-C, Newfane) is pleased to announce that today both chambers of the State Legislature approved legislation (S.1095-A) to expand and rename the Niagara Wine Trail system. The new configuration will extend the trail across all of Orleans County and into Western Monroe County, encompassing more wineries than ever before.
On June 11, Second Amendment supporters from across the state rallied in Albany to protest the NY SAFE Act. Senator George Maziarz, who voted against the Act and has pushed for its repeal, met advocates from his district in the lobby of the State Senate. He is shown here with Donald Ingersoll and Douglas Werth of Gasport, Donald Clark of Ransomville, David Kern of Lockport, Jennifer Czarnecki of Niagara Falls, Russell Petrie of Medina, and Charles Tingley of Buffalo.
Senator George Maziarz and members of the Senate Majority Coalition today announced that they will begin an unprecedented initiative to identify and eliminate thousands of costly and unnecessary government regulations that strangle business and job growth and drive up municipal and school property taxes. In addition to high taxes, the burden of regulations and red tape hurts New York’s business climate. This Senate Majority Coalition regulatory reform initiative will make New York more economically competitive and help businesses create new jobs by eliminating needless and costly regulations that limit economic growth. Fourteen bills will be acted on next week, including legislation that would:
Senator Maziarz joined "Your Voice" in Albany this week to discuss a number of bills that have passed the Senate this week. He extensively discusses Jay J's law, as well as sex offender buffer zones legislation and police dog legislation.
Senator George Maziarz had the pleasure of meeting Elizabeth Kershaw during the Great Strides for Cystic Fibrosis Walk in Lockport earlier this month, which raised more than $67,000 for research towards finding a cure for cystic fibrosis. Senator Maziarz was a proud member of "Team Elizabeth."
Senator George Maziarz (R-C, Newfane) lauded Governor Cuomo’s ‘Tax-Free NY’ proposal—a plan announced yesterday that would stimulate economic development by leveraging higher education assets in the SUNY system. Thinking of the potential impact on his own Senate District, Senator Maziarz has suggested to the Governor that Niagara Falls be used as a prime example for how the plan can be successful.
The New York State Senate and Assembly passed legislation yesterday that increases penalties for killing a police dog or police horse while on the line of duty. The bill (S1079A) (A2596A), sponsored by Senator George D. Maziarz (R-C, Newfane) and Assemblyman Kenneth Zebrowski (D-New City), helps recognize the important roles these animals have in crime solving, rescue and recovery operations and other duties by creating a felony-level offense.
Eighth graders from the Lyndonville school district visited the New York State Capitol in Albany this week. Here they are seen posing on the "Million Dollar Staircase," the steps of which are made from sandstone quarried in Orleans County.
At the annual Mothers Day breast cancer walk in Lockport, Senator George Maziarz had the pleasure of meeting 9-year old Zach Murray of Newfane, a student in Mrs. Stickney's 4th grade class.
Zach likes history, politics, and social studies. He has read many books about the presidents, including Washington, Lincoln, Kennedy, and Reagan. He would like to have a career in politics, and maybe run for president himself someday!
The New York State Senate yesterday passed bills that would continue to promote the construction of environmentally-friendly buildings and the cost-saving benefits of net metering for utility bills. Both bills are sponsored by Senator George D. Maziarz (R-C, Newfane), and would help reduce the consumption of limited natural resources, promote the use of renewable energy, and lower energy costs.
Last weekend the New York State FFA Association held its annual convention in Albion, New York. During the festivities, which drew hundreds of young people from around the state, Senator George Maziarz was bestowed with an Honorary Empire Degree for all he has done to support agriculture and education. The Empire Degree is the highest honor FFA students can earn at the state level.
Senator Maziarz joined "Your Voice" in Albany to discuss a number of topics including new Solar Energy legislation, the Native-American Summit held in Albany, and the new Made in America Store in Niagara Falls.
Senator Maziarz attended the Grand Opening of Little Wonders Early Childhood Development Center in Niagara Falls. This center is located next to Niagara Falls High School, allowing for convenient use by the teachers and students. The program is open to the community and provides a very home-friendly environment. The Center is located in the St. James United Methodist Church and is run by Administrator Rose Lynch.
The popular fishing spot of Point Breeze in Orleans County is in a battle to secure the title of “Ultimate Fishing Town” from the World Fishing Network. The winning town receives a $25,000 donation for the community.
These days, just mention the term "natural gas" and it immediately generates controversy in New York. If New Yorkers don't want the economic benefits of shale gas, that's up to them, but it is a shame not to take advantage of this important natural resource to create upstate jobs and promote cleaner air.