Michael H. Ranzenhofer's Videos

State Senate passes UB 2020 legislation

The State Senate passed UB 2020 legislation by a vote of 53 - 1. State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer voted in favor of the legislation.

March 4, 2011
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Ranzenhofer speaks on property tax cap legislation

Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer speaks on the floor of the State Senate in support of property-tax cap legislation. Click here for more information on the legislation.

February 7, 2011
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Ranzenhofer explains State spending cap legislation

State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer explains Senate Bill No. 1892, which would enact a State spending cap at two percent or 120 percent of the Consumer Price Index, whichever is less.  If a spending cap had been implemented for the previous ten years, New York would spend $30 billion less next year. Enacting a spending cap now would force the State to cut spending by $9 billion next year.  The legislation, introduced and sponsored by Senator Ranzenhofer, passed the State Senate on January 19.

 

January 19, 2011
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Senator Ranzenhofer comments on the 12th Budget Extender

Last week, the State Senate passed the 12th Budget Extender. Senator Ranzenhofer voted against it becuase he believes that the State Legislature must pass a complete budget now - not piece-meal portions on a weekly basis.More fees, more spending and more new State employees and programs were included in the latest budget extender, along with $40 million in tax and fee increases.

June 25, 2010
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A Special Message from Senator Ranzenhofer Regarding School Bullying

New York is only one of seven states that do not have a law to target school bullying. Senator Ranzenhofer announced his support for anti-bullying legislation that would:

Improve education for teachers, parents and students to prevent bullying and cyber-bullying
Define bullying and cyber-bullying and add these acts to the list of incidents for which disciplinary measures must be taken pursuant to the school districts code of conduct

May 19, 2010
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April 27, 2010 - Legislative Report with Senator Mike Ranzenhofer

Senator Mike Ranzenhofer gives his alternatives to taxes and fees, opposition to expand the State Environmental Quality Review Act, and defeating the farm labor bill.

May 19, 2010
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New Yorkers deserve a more open budget process

Senator Ranzenhofer calls for public hearings, as mandated by law, on the 2010 State Budget, ensuring a more transparent budget process and an on time budget.

March 19, 2010
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State Senate Medicaid Fraud Task Force: 1st Public Hearing

The first public hearing of the Medicaid Fraud Task Force was a productive step towards eliminating the Medicaid fraud burden on taxpayers. Many innovative leaders in fighting Medicaid fraud put forth their expertise and real solutions.

Over the next few months, I will work closely with my Senate colleagues and partners in county government to create an electronic system to catch fraud and abuse in the Medicaid system.

March 16, 2010
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State Senate Medicaid Fraud Task Force: 1st Public Hearing

The first public hearing of the Medicaid Fraud Task Force was a productive step towards eliminating the Medicaid fraud burden on taxpayers. Many innovative leaders in fighting Medicaid fraud put forth their expertise and real solutions.

Over the next few months, I will work closely with my Senate colleagues and partners in county government to create an electronic system to catch fraud and abuse in the Medicaid system.

March 16, 2010
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Senator Ranzenhofer objects to Governor Paterson's proposal to hold onto your State tax refund money

Senator Ranzenhofer objects to Governor Paterson's proposal to hold onto your State tax refund money.

February 24, 2010
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Senator Ranzenhofer comments on the Governor's 2010-2011 Budget Proposals

Senator Ranzenhofer comments on the Governor's 2010-2011 Budget Proposals. 

January 31, 2010
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Senator Ranzenhofer calls for an end to irresponsible spending

November 16, 2009 - Senator Ranzenhofer calls on State legislators to close the budget gap by enacting across-the-board spending cuts.

November 16, 2009
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Senator Ranzenhofer discusses new DMV fee increases, effective September 1, and their impact on residents in the 61st State Senate District

Senator Ranzenhofer discusses increases for vehicle registration and driver licenses fees that were included in the 2009 State Budget.  Senator Ranzenhofer opposses the fee increases.  Effective September 1, vehicle registration fees will increase to $55 from $44 and license renewals to $62.50 from $50.

August 11, 2009
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Senator Ranzenhofer Announces Veterans Outreach

Senator Mike Ranzenhofer announces a Veterans Outreach Program for Wednesday, May 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Harlem Road Community Center (4255 Harlem Road in Amherst). The program, led by Erie County Director of Veterans Services Patrick Welch, informs veterans about benefits as well as presents special opportunities for veterans that include networking and business start-up programs. To RSVP for the program or for additional information, please contact Senator Ranzenhofer's District Office by phone at (716) 631-8695.

May 26, 2009
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Senator Ranzenhofer discusses State Budget's impact on small businesses

Senator Ranzenhofer discusses the 2009-2010 State Budget's impact on small businesses in Western New York.

May 26, 2009
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