With only a few days left in the 2014 Legislative Session, many bills already passed by the State Senate are awaiting action by the State Assembly.
The State Senate has been working diligently on legislation to end pregnancy discrimination in the workplace and also to prevent the tragedy of human trafficking. In particular, two pieces of legislation dealing with both these issues passed the State Senate first in 2013 and again as recently as last week.
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Amherst, NY– State Senator Mike Ranzenhofer has announced that he will host Erie County’s largest Family Health Fair again this year. The event is scheduled for Saturday, August 2nd from 9 a.m. to noon at the Amherst Senior Center, 370 John James Audubon Parkway in Amherst.
Leadership Genesee Director travels to State Capitol for ceremony
State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer has honored Leadership Genesee Director Peggy Marone as a Woman of Distinction at the 18th annual ceremony in the State Capitol, recognizing her outstanding contributions in enriching the quality of life for the community and beyond.
“Peggy inspires participants of Leadership Genesee to enhance their capacity to lead, and every graduate of the one-year program can tell you how her philosophy has improved their personal and professional lives,” said Ranzenhofer. “Our community is lucky to have such a thoughtful, genuine leader.”
Rochester, NY- Senator Mike Ranzenhofer welcomes students, parents and grandparents to the Fourth Annual 19th Ward Spelling Bee in the Hubbell Auditorium in Hutchinson Hall at the University of Rochester. Students from Rochester schools 10, 16, 19 and 44 participate in the annual competition.
Rochester, NY- Senator Mike Ranzenhofer and Jefferson Avenue Business Association Past President Nora Herbert pose for a picture during the Community Fair & Scavenger Hunt at the Genesee Valley Sports Complex. The event is a free opportunity for residents living in the Southwest to come learn about neighborhood resources and meet other neighbors while having fun!
For the fifth straight year, the 2015-16 State Budget keeps within a two-percent spending cap, rejects tax increases and turns a $10 billion deficit into a surplus within those five years.
The new budget reflects my commitment to spending restraint, and the only way to reduce the tax burden is to control spending. In doing so, I have been able to push for more property tax relief, and this year’s budget builds upon this progress.
I am pleased to report that the State Senate is moving the State Budget process forward with a balanced, fiscally responsible plan that will cut taxes, control spending and build a brighter future for Western New York.
The Senate one-house budget resolution reflects many of my major budget priorities, especially securing continued funding for Roswell Park, ending the GEA budget cuts, providing more direct tax relief to homeowners and small businesses, and maintaining our roads and bridges.