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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. 

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.

Statement on State of the State

Albany, NY – State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer has issued the following statement in response to Governor Cuomo’s State of the State Address:

“Today, the Governor’s State of the State address echoed opinions of so many New Yorkers, including myself – especially for the State to close the budget deficit, impose a property-tax cap, and create private-sector jobs. 

I have been an outspoken advocate and introduced legislation on many of these issues during my first term and I am pleased to hear the Governor make them his major legislative priorities.  More importantly, New Yorkers have been demanding property tax relief and a smaller and leaner State government over the past few years as well. 


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.


NY Senate passes cap on State spending; Included in 3-part Job Creation and Taxpayer Protection Act

Albany, NY - The New York State Senate has passed a constitutional amendment to enact a cap on state spending at two percent or 120 percent of the Consumer Price Index, whichever is less.  Under the legislation, the state spending cap for 2011-12 would be 1.92 percent.

“The spending cap is needed more than ever because of the $11 billion deficit caused by years of overtaxing and overspending,” said Senator Ranzenhofer.  “The unchecked growth in spending has resulted in New York having the highest tax burden in the nation.  Thirty states currently have some kind of a spending cap.  New York must enact a cap now to force fiscal responsibility and enable us to reduce taxes.”


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Ranzenhofer kicks off YouCut Albany effort; Encourages citizens’ input to cut State spending

Amherst, N.Y. – State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer has launched a YouCut Albany campaign today to provide citizens an opportunity to express their ideas to cut State government expenditures.

“The current level of spending in State government is taking taxpayers to the cleaners and this year’s budget will have to reduce costs,” said Ranzenhofer.  “I want taxpayers to be part of the process and give them a chance to offer their solutions.  YouCut Albany is a way for them to speak out and take action on how the State spends their money.  By working together, we can save New Yorkers millions of dollars.”


Statement on Senate Budget Resolution

Albany, NY – Today, the State Senate passed a budget resolution. State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer has issued the following statement:

“New York is facing one of the toughest budget challenges in its history, but it also presents us with the opportunity to change the direction of this State by stopping the endless increases in taxes and spending. The State Senate turned obstacle into opportunity today, by passing a budget resolution that closes a $10 billion deficit, reduces spending and rejects tax increases.


Statement on 2011-12 State budget

Albany, N.Y. – The New York State Senate passed the 2011-2012 State budget late last night. State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer has issued the following statement:

“The State Senate finished debate on the 2011-2012 State budget before the stroke of midnight on Wednesday, passing the first early budget since 1983.  The passage of an early budget is a historic moment for all New Yorkers; especially since last year’s budget, one of the latest in the State’s history, passed in August, more than five months after the April 1st deadline.


Your Voice with Senator Ranzenhofer - January 24

Senator Ranzenhofers asks for feedback from constituents on the Governor's budget proposal, discusses State funding for Roswell Park Cancer Institute and talks about one his bills which recently passed the State Senate.