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At my website, you’ll be able to check out what I’m doing in Albany and in our community, learn more about my positions on important issues, and take a look at legislation I’m sponsoring in the State Senate.
Here are a few quick links to different areas of my website:
Green practice stops hazardous e-waste from going to a landfill
State Senator Mike Ranzenhofer will offer residents an opportunity to recycle old electronics at a free drop-off event on Saturday, September 26th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Eastern Hills Mall, 4545 Transit Road.
Senator Ranzenhofer is committed to using green practices to positively impact the environment.
With summer and Labor Day over, thousands of students have returned to the classroom for the beginning of a new school year.
Last week, recently-appointed State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia visited Sweet Home High School during a trip to Western New York. She assured teachers and parents a review of the Common Core Learning Standards, as well as areas for improvement, would be forthcoming.
Earlier this month, Governor Cuomo proposed a committee to develop recommendations for improving the learning standards.
As I outlined in my column last month, the extension of the property tax cap was not only one of my legislative priorities, it was one of the major achievements of this year’s session. However, more progress has been made on efforts to control spending, cut taxes and create jobs.
The 2015-16 State Budget is balanced, on-time and it avoids new taxes and fees. Additionally, expenditures are being held below two percent. Taxpayers have saved $23 billion, or $3,919 per taxpayer, since my Senate colleagues and I pushed for a self-imposed cap on spending.
State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer announced today that Pavilion Public Library has been awarded $283,877, while Byron-Bergen Public Library has been awarded $65,355, in public library construction funds.
The funds are from $14 million in capital funds for public library construction provided in the 2014 State Budget. Pavilion Public Library’s grant is for a new 1,790 square foot children’s addition to the library’s existing building. Byron-Bergen Public Library’s grant is for fixing drainage issues in the parking lot, replacing an emergency exit door, and installing energy efficient windows.
Elba, NY - Senator Ranzenhofer poses for a photo with Assemblyman Steve Hawley after marching in the Elba Onion Festival parade. The Town of Elba, located in Genesee County, is known as the "Onion Capital of the World." Click here for more information about the festival.
Amherst, NY - More than 1,000 residents attend Senator Mike Ranzenhofer's Family Health Fair. The event is co-sponsored by Kaleida Health and the Amherst Senior Center, in conjunction with Assembly members Ray Walter and Jane Corwin.
Photo:Senator Ranzenhofer welcomes attendees to Erie County's Largest Family Health Fair.
Free health services, screenings and information from 90 organizations
Amherst, NY– A total of 90 organizations will provide health information, services and screenings to residents at Senator Ranzenhofer’s Family Health Fair. The event is scheduled for Saturday, August 1st from 9 a.m. to noon at the Amherst Senior Center, 370 John James Audubon Parkway in Amherst.
Governor Cuomo has signed Senator Ranzenhofer's bill into law, allowing the use of rifles for big game hunting in Genesee County. Last fall, the Genesee County Legislature and the Genesee County Federation of Sportsman Club requested the special legislation.
Photo: Senator Ranzenhofer presents a ceremonial pen certificate to representatives of the Genesee County Federation of Sportsman Club.
Amherst, NY– State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer joined Amherst Town Officials to announce the Grand Opening of the Amherst Justice Court Security Building. The new building was constructed to improve security and provide adequate space for the increased volume of prisoners processed at the facility.
This project was funded through the Town of Amherst Capital Improvement Program (CIP) and through a $250,000 State Grant secured by State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer.
Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer will be sponsoring an open-to-the-public blood drive with Unyts– Western New York’s only Organ, Eye, Tissue and Community Blood Center– during the 2015 Family Health Fair on Saturday, August 1st from 9 a.m. to noon at the Amherst Senior Center, 370 John James Audubon Parkway.
To schedule an appointment, visit www.unyts.org, click the “Donate Blood” icon and enter Sponsor Code 001201 or call Unyts at (716) 512-7940.
“One person needs blood every two seconds. Your blood donation can save up to three lives, helping our family members, friends and neighbors right here in Western New York. I encourage residents to schedule an appointment to help save lives,” said Senator Ranzenhofer.