Michael H. Ranzenhofer's Press releases

Ranzenhofer Says No to Job-Killing Tax Increases

Tonawanda,  NY – Speaking outside of Office Furniture Center, State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer blasted Governor Paterson’s proposed increases in taxes on Health Insurance and Utility rates.

March 28, 2009
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Ranzenhofer Stands With Our Seniors for Lower Prescription Drug Costs

State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer, Ranking Republican member of the Senate Committee on Aging, announced his support for the idea that New York’s elderly should be allowed to purchase lower cost prescription drugs from outside of the United States. Senator Ranzenhofer has been a strong advocate for our seniors in the State Senate, including his strong advocacy for the restoration of Senior STAR Rebate checks.

March 25, 2009
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Statement from Senator Ranzenhofer on NYPA's recent actions

“The New York Power Authority’s rejection of a 12.1 % rate increase or more accurately a tax increase on hydroelectric power and cancellation of outrageous bonuses to its employees is a major victory for Western New Yorkers today. The New York Power Authority finally understood Western New Yorkers’ message that it’s absolutely irresponsible for the Power Authority to raise rates while paying out outrageous bonuses to its employees.

March 24, 2009
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Ranzenhofer announces reissue of Purple Heart Stamp

State Senator Mike Ranzenhofer announced that the United States Postal service will reissue the Purple Heart Stamp at the First-Class price of 44 cents beginning this May.

March 24, 2009
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Ranzenhofer Calls on State Leaders to Reinstate STAR Rebate Program

Tonawanda and LeRoy, N.Y. – New York State Senator Mike Ranzenhofer called on Governor Paterson and State leaders to reinstate the STAR Property Tax Rebate checks in the 2009-2010 State budget today.

After tremendous pressure from the community and others across the State, the three Democratic leaders from New York City removed only $1.3 Billion in fees, leaving $5 billion in new fees and taxes still intact. The Governor and Democratic legislators have failed to reinstate the STAR rebate checks.

March 20, 2009
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NYPA Rate Increases and Bonuses Outrageous

Amherst and Albany, NY – Senator Michael H.

March 20, 2009
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Thompson Proposal Leaves Taxpayers Holding the Bag

Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer today expressed his disbelief at a bill being offered by Sen. Antoine Thompson that would offer two additional paid days off per child to all 332,000 state workers to “participate in child’s education”. This bill would be in addition to an excused leave program that already allows state and local government workers to take paid time off in addition to their sick and personal leave and vacation time for specific reasons.

March 16, 2009
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Governor's Proposed Taxes and Fees Hurt Western New York's Middle-Class Families and Small Businesses, says Ranzenhofer

Williamsville, N.Y. –  New York State Senator Mike Ranzenhofer announced his opposition to Governor Paterson’s 142 new taxes and fees in his 2009-2010 Executive Budget outside Jerry’s Barber Shop in Williamsville today.  Among the Governor’s proposals are new taxes and fees on haircuts, bowling, movie tickets, gym memberships, health insurance, pedicures, plane tickets,  iTunes downloads, and store coupons. 

March 7, 2009
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Senator Ranzenhofer Announces Property Tax Deadline Extension for Clarence Residents

Amherst, N.Y. – State Senator Mike Ranzenhofer announced an extension for the property tax deadline for Clarence residents today due to the Flight 3407 tragedy.  Governor David Paterson has extended the deadline to Tuesday, February 24, 2009 by Executive Order. 

February 13, 2009
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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.

February 13, 2009
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Statement From Senator Ranzenhofer Regarding Flight 3407 Tragedy

“On behalf of the citizens of the 61st District and the Town of Clarence, I would like to express my deepest condolences to the families affected by the tragedy of Flight 3407.  Our thoughts and prayers, as well as those of the entire State of New York, are with you at this most difficult time.

 

February 13, 2009
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Senate Majority Fails in Effort to Protect WNY Jobs, says Ranzenhofer

State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer today said efforts to save local jobs were killed when the Senate Majority approved a New York City Democrat plan that hurts local families and our economy.

February 6, 2009
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Senator Ranzenhofer Announces Civil Service Exam for Correction Officers

Amherst, N.Y. – New York State Senator Michael Ranzenhofer announced today that the Department of Civil Service will hold a civil service examination for Correction Officer Trainee on April 4, 2009.

 

February 6, 2009
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Senator Ranzenhofer Promotes Shared Municipal Services

LeRoy, N.Y.  –  State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer (R-Amherst) promoted shared municipal services at the LeRoy Highway Department last week.  The towns of LeRoy and Stafford purchased a truck hoe excavator in an effort to streamline government expenses without sacrificing the delivery of town services.

January 29, 2009
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Senator Ranzenhofer Receives Committee Assignments

Amherst, N.Y. – State Senator Michael Ranzenhofer (R-Amherst) has become the Ranking Member of the State Senate Committee on Aging.  He will also serve on the Agriculture, Banks, Corporations, Judiciary and Tourism Committees.

 

January 23, 2009
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Senator Ranzenhofer Takes Oath of Office in Genesee County

Genesee County Court Judge Robert C. Noonan administered the Oath of Office to Michael H. Ranzenhofer as New York State Senator for the 61st District at the Genesee County Courthouse in Batavia today. 

 

December 30, 2008
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Senate celebrates Memorial Day with passage of bills to help veterans and active military

To commemorate New York State’s upcoming Memorial Day observance, the State Senate took time on Wednesday to honor current and former military service members, and especially those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Nine bills focused on supporting veterans and active service members were passed. Two bills in particular, sponsored by Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer (R-C-I, Amherst), provide important parental rights protections for military service men and women. Bill S.3228 prevents the courts from considering the potential for a military service deployment as a detrimental factor when determining parental custody of a child.

May 27, 2001
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