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Lawmakers inaugurated around Niagara County

by jmaloni

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Thu, Jan 2nd 2014 11:15 am
Wheatfield inauguration: State Sen. George D. Maziarz, R-Newfane, administers the oath of office to two of Wheatfield's three county lawmakers Wednesday at the Wheatfield Community Center. Taking their oaths are Legislator William L. Ross, C-Wheatfield, whose wife, Linda, is holding the family Bible, and Legislator Dave Godfrey, R-Wilson, whose wife, Julia, who is also Wilson's elected tax collector, holds their family Bible. Not pictured is Legislator Kathryn Lance, R-Wheatfield, who was also at Wednesday's inaugural festivities at the red, white and blue bunting-bedecked community center.
Wheatfield inauguration: State Sen. George D. Maziarz, R-Newfane, administers the oath of office to two of Wheatfield's three county lawmakers Wednesday at the Wheatfield Community Center. Taking their oaths are Legislator William L. Ross, C-Wheatfield, whose wife, Linda, is holding the family Bible, and Legislator Dave Godfrey, R-Wilson, whose wife, Julia, who is also Wilson's elected tax collector, holds their family Bible. Not pictured is Legislator Kathryn Lance, R-Wheatfield, who was also at Wednesday's inaugural festivities at the red, white and blue bunting-bedecked community center.
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New Legislature begins to take shape around core of veterans

by Christian W. Peck

Public Information Officer

Niagara County Public Information Office

Several Niagara County lawmakers took their oaths of office Wednesday as a new Legislature with three new faces began to take place around a core of veterans, including an 11-member supermajority that will continue to lead the deliberative body after 10 years in charge.

As state Sen. George D. Maziarz, R-Newfane, and a host of judges, parents and other authorities administered oaths and held family Bibles, legislators began their terms with a financially stable county government that just succeeded in passing its latest tax cut for county residents - a 1.6 percent decrease - the latest in a series of cuts that have lowered county taxes by 13.4 percent over the past decade.

The new Legislature meets for the first time Jan. 7, when it will organize by electing a chairman, vice chairman, and leaders of the 11-member Majority Caucus and four-member Minority Caucus.

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