Senator Ranzenhofer Joins Tax and Budget Reform Committee


Amherst, N.Y.State Senator Mike Ranzenhofer (R-Amherst) has been appointed to the newly created Senate Select Committee on Budget and Tax Reform.  Senator Ranzenhofer plans to voice his agenda of cutting wasteful spending, providing property tax relief, and reforming the way Albany does business. 


“As a member of the budget and tax reform committee, I will fight to reform the dysfunctional way Albany spends taxpayer dollars,” said Senator Ranzenhofer.  “In these tough economic times, New York State government must curb spending across the board in an effort to close the budget deficit and provide much needed property tax relief for homeowners,” he added.


Additionally, Senator Ranzenhofer pledges to make the budget process more open and transparent.  “I will work hard to bring real change to the budget process,” said Senator Ranzenhofer.  “Western New Yorkers deserve an open budget process that includes discussion and debate, instead of deals crafted behind closed doors,” he added.    


Six Senators serve on the Senate Select Committee on Budget and Tax Reform.  Four Democrats are appointed by the Senate Temporary President and two Republicans are appointed upon recommendation of the Senate Minorty Leader.  


Senator Ranzenhofer was elected to the New York State Senate in 2008.  The 61st District includes part of the city of Tonawanda, the Towns of Amherst, Clarence, Newstead and Tonawanda in Erie County and all of Genesee County.