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Senator Maziarz and colleagues focus on cutting red tape to spur business growth

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:

June 10, 2013

Senator Maziarz Joins "Your Voice"

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.

June 7, 2013

Senator Maziarz promotes Summer Reading Program for students

Senator George Maziarz (R-C, Newfane) is pleased to announce that he is once again encouraging students to participate in the New York State Senate Summer Reading Program.

June 4, 2013

Cystic Fibrosis walk raises funds for research

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."

May 28, 2013

Niagara Falls could benefit from Tax-Free NY plan

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.

May 23, 2013

Legislature approves bill to increase penalties for killing a police dog or horse

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.

May 22, 2013

Boys and Girls Club members meet with Senator Maziarz

On May 21, Senator George Maziarz hosted members and staff from Boys and Girls Clubs in Western New York at his Albany office.  

May 22, 2013

Lyndonville students visit the state capitol

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.

May 17, 2013

Zach Murray has an interest in government and history

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!


May 17, 2013

Senator Maziarz receives St. Vincent de Paul Award from Niagara University


Senator George Maziarz, a member of the Niagara University Class of 1976, was presented with the St. Vincent de Paul Award from his alma mater during commencement services this past weekend.

May 13, 2013

Senator Maziarz Honors Marcia Tuohey in Albany as a Woman of Distinction

Senator George Maziarz today announced that Marcia Tuohey of Medina has been recognized as a 2013 New York State Senate “Woman of Distinction.”

May 9, 2013

Senate passes bills to increase 'green' building construction and reduce energy costs


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.  

May 7, 2013

Senator Maziarz receives Honorary Empire Degree from NYS FFA Association

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.

May 6, 2013

Senator Maziarz on This Week's "Your Voice"

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.

May 3, 2013

Grand Opening of Little Wonders Early Childhood Development Center

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.

May 1, 2013

Help Point Breeze win Ultimate Fishing Town contest!

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. 

The winner of the contest is the town that receives the most votes on the Ultimate Fishing Town website.  You can vote up to four times per day at

April 26, 2013

Historic solar legislation approved in Senate

Senator George Maziarz (R-C, Newfane) is pleased to announce that legislation that he championed in the Senate was passed today.

April 24, 2013

Senator Maziarz co-authors op-ed with T. Boone Pickens in support of liquefied natural gas

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.


April 17, 2013

Earth Day 2013 Poster Contest: District 62

Dear Students,

Thank you for your wonderful contribution to the New York State Senate’s Earth Day Poster Contest.   This year we received many outstanding posters that exemplify the creativity of the young people in the 62nd Senatorial District.

Each entry from my District displayed tremendous originality and vision as well as obvious concern for the ecological future of our communities and our state.  I am proud of your work and that of your classmates, and encourage you to continue to study and learn more about the serious challenges that face our environment.

I am pleased to announce that the winner of the 2013 Earth Day Poster Contest from my District is:

Brenden Budnik

April 15, 2013

Senator Maziarz speaks at pro-Second Amendment rally at Courthouse Square in Albion

The seat of Orleans County hosted a rally on Saturday afternoon in support of protecting the Second Amendment.  Senator George Maziarz, an opponent of the NY-SAFE Act, was invited to speak to the crowd of over 200 advocates.

April 15, 2013