Amherst, NY – The Amherst Chamber of Commerce has recognized State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer with the Small Business Advocate Award today at the 2010 Small Business Awards Luncheon. The Award is given to an individual that has aided other small businesses and contributed to their prosperity through their contributions.
Batavia, N.Y. – Today, State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer hosted a Small Business Roundtable at Genesee Community College’s BEST Center with small business leaders to offer an update of issues addressed in the 2011 Legislative Session and receive input on State government policies and regulations affecting small business.
Calls for repeal of $95 million unemployment surcharge
State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer has written to Western New York’s Congressional representatives, requesting the passage of legislation to repeal a federal tax of $95 million imposed on New York businesses to cover unemployment costs.
“Since Congress has failed to act on legislation that would extend this much needed relief, now businesses in New York have had to fork over another $95 million in tax payments to their government,” said Senator Ranzenhofer. “That is why I am urging our representatives in the House and Senate to pass this legislation immediately so that these dollars can have a better purpose – for reinvestment in businesses and the creation of jobs.”
The New York State Senate has passed legislation, Senate Bill No. S6360A, aimed at lowering the cost of doing business in New York State by repealing a burdensome mandate requiring employers to provide annual written notice of wages to all employees.
Senator Ranzenhofer makes comments on the floor of the State Senate regarding the "New Jobs-NY" Job Creation plan. The plan passed the State Senate on May 30. The bills have been sent to the State Assembly.
$129 million in tax relief for small businesses; $495 million for manufacturers Creates new incentives for business to hire Accelerates repeal of 500% energy tax hike
Albany, N.Y. – The New York State Senate has passed the 2012 NEW JOBS-NY Job Creation Plan. The plan delivers tax relief to small businesses and manufacturers and reduces energy costs to make New York State more economically competitive.