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Ranzenhofer schedules State Budget Forum in Batavia

Encourages residents to let their voice be heard on the 2014-2015 State Budget


State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer will hold a State Budget Forum at Batavia City Hall on Saturday, March 8th from 11:00 a.m. to noon.


Senator Ranzenhofer’s State Budget Forum is an opportunity for residents to let their voice be heard on the 2014-2015 State Budget in the State Capitol.



Monthly Column: State Assembly must change its course of inaction on important issues

By: Michael H. Ranzenhofer


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. 



Ranzenhofer to hold Erie County’s largest Family Health Fair again

Free health services, screenings and information from more than 85 vendors
Free admission 
No reservations needed


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.



Ranzenhofer Honors Marone as Woman of Distinction

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.” 



Fourth Annual 19th Ward Spelling Bee in Rochester

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.

Southwest Quadrant's Community Fair & Scavenger Hunt

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!

New Budget: More Property Tax Relief, Investments in Infrastructure, Schools

By: Michael H. Ranzenhofer


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.



Senate Passes Brighter Future Budget Plan

By: Michael H. Ranzenhofer


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.  



Grand Opening Celebration for Willow Square

Clarence, NY - Senator Mike Ranzenhofer joins community leaders and local elected officials for Stephen Development's grand opening celebration for its latest project, Willow Square, on Main Street.