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Public Service Announcement: Senator Ranzenhofer's Family Health Fair

Senator Ranzenhofer has partnered with Time Warner Cable to encourage residents to take advantage of all of the free health services, screenings and information at the 2013 Family Health Fair.

Click here for more information about Senator Ranzenhofer's Family Health Fair. 

July 23, 2013
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Ranzenhofer to sponsor blood drive at Family Health Fair

Amherst, N.Y. – Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer will be sponsoring an open-to-the-public blood drive with Unyts during the Family Health Fair on Saturday, August 3rd  from 9 a.m. to noon at the Amherst Senior Center.  

 

To schedule an appointment to donate blood, residents can contact Unyts at (716) 512-7940.

 

“One person needs blood every two seconds.  Your blood donation helps families, friends and neighbors right here in Western New York and can save up to three lives.  I encourage residents to schedule an appointment to help save lives at my Family Health Fair,” said Senator Ranzenhofer.  

 

July 22, 2013
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Monthly Column: Positive actions taken at end of session

By: Michael H. Ranzenhofer

 

During the 2013 Legislative Session, the New York State Senate passed 1,408 pieces of legislation, while the State Assembly approved 1,071 bills.  Six hundred fifty bills were approved by both the Senate and Assembly, and the Governor will be considering whether or not to sign each and every one into law.

 

While there were many controversial issues often making the front page of the news, I wanted to offer an update on other positive actions taken that are just as important but you may not have heard about in the headlines.

 

Honoring Staff Sergeant Wilson (S3550B)

July 17, 2013
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Q&A at the Amherst Senior Center

Amherst, N.Y. - Senator Ranzenhofer visits the Amherst Senior Center for a question and answer period with seniors.

July 11, 2013
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Public Service Announcement: Summer reading at your local public library

Senator Ranzenhofer has partnered with Time Warner Cable to encourage residents to take advantage of summer reading programs available at local public libraries. 

July 9, 2013
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Over 50 residents attend Senator Ranzenhofer's Meet & Greet in Chili

Chili, NY - Over fifty residents attended Senator Ranzenhofer's Meet & Greet on July 9th.  Senator Ranzenhofer hosted the event at the Chili Public Library to give residents an opportunity to meet with their representative in State government.

July 9, 2013
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Ranzenhofer comments on cyberbullying legislation

Senator Ranzenhofer comments on cyberbullying legislation. The State Senate passed a bill in the last weeks of the 2013 Legislative Session that makes cyberbullying a crime.

July 8, 2013
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Ranzenhofer walks in the Fourth of July parade in Akron

Senator Mike Ranzenhofer walks in the the Fourth of July parade in the village of Akron.

July 4, 2013
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Ranzenhofer summarizes Nonprofit Revitalization Act of 2013

Senator Ranzenhofer summarizes the provisions of his legislation, the Nonprofit Revitalization Act of 2013 (S.5845), before it passes the State Senate. The State Assembly passed the legislation June 21, and the legislation will eventually be delivered to the Governor's desk for his consideration. Click here for more information about the new law.

June 24, 2013
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Ranzenhofer to hold Meet & Greet at Chili Library

State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer will hold a Meet & Greet on Tuesday, July 9th from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Chili Public Library, 3333 Chili Avenue.

 

Senator Ranzenhofer’s Meet & Greet is an opportunity for residents to meet with their representative in State government.

 

“As your State Senator, I place a tremendous value on meeting with and listening to constituents.  Now that the 2013 Legislative Session has concluded, I want to give residents an opportunity to meet me and talk about issues important to our community,” said Ranzenhofer.  “Please join me at my upcoming Meet & Greet where I will provide an update on the 2013-14 State Budget and Legislative Session.”

 

June 24, 2013
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Ranzenhofer offers update on status of bill to rename I-990 after Staff Sgt. Wilson

Senator Ranzenhofer gives an update on the status of legislation to rename a portion of interstate highway 990 after the late Staff Sergeant Wilson. Click here for more information.

June 21, 2013
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State Legislature approves new name for I-990

Designates I-990 as “Staff Sergeant William R. Wilson III Memorial Highway”

Albany, N.Y. – State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer has announced that legislation to designate a portion of the I-990 as the “Staff Sergeant William R. Wilson III Memorial Highway” has passed both houses of the State Legislature.

 

Senator Ranzenhofer introduced the bill earlier this year.

 

June 21, 2013
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State Senate passes bill to revitalize not-for-profit laws

Nonprofit Revitalization Act of 2013 is First Comprehensive Update in Over 40 Years

 

 

Albany, N.Y. – The New York State Senate today passed the Nonprofit Revitalization Act (S5845), sponsored by Senator Michael Ranzenhofer (R-C-I, Amherst), that would – for the first time in 40 years – overhaul state laws that govern charities and other not-for-profit organizations.

 

June 21, 2013
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Monthly Column: Cut red tape that hurts job creation

By: Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer

 

In May’s edition of Chief Executive magazine, New York State ranked 2nd to last for the cost of doing business.  The only state to be ranked as having a worse business climate was California.  More specifically, when rating the Empire State on its taxes and regulations, New York yielded only one star, out of a possible five star ranking.

 

The fact of the matter is that, in addition to high taxes, the other major culprits of New York’s poor business climate are regulations and red tape.  Along with the need to provide tax relief, burdensome regulations continue to be a major obstacle when it comes to revitalizing our economy.  

 

June 19, 2013
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Ranzenhofer explains the "Public Assistance Integrity Act"

Senator Ranzenhofer discusses the "Public Assistance Integrity Act," a measure aimed at prohibiting welfare recipients from using their Electronic Benefits Transfer cards to spend on items like cigarettes, alcoholic beverages and lottery tickets. 

June 18, 2013
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Your Voice with Senator Ranzenhofer - June 17

Senator Ranzenhofer updates constituents on efforts to cut red tape in State government, secure funding for upgrades for the Space Lab Planetarium at Williamsville North High School, and other issues being addressed by the State Legislature in the final month of the 2013 Session.

June 18, 2013
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Your Voice with Senator Ranzenhofer - June 4

Senator Ranzenhofer updates constituents on a new online petition to reject a double taxation proposal at the Federal level and efforts to reform New York's not-for-profit corporation law. 

June 11, 2013
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Ranzenhofer secures $290,000 for Space Lab Planetarium

Ensures state-of-the-art facility continues to be a regional asset for students all across Western New York

 

Williamsville, N.Y. – State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer has secured a $290,000 grant for the Williamsville Education Foundation to upgrade and replace outdated equipment for the Space Lab Planetarium at Williamsville North High School.

 

June 10, 2013
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Ranzenhofer visits robotics team at Churchville-Chili H.S.

Churchville, N.Y. - A student member of the Greater Rochester Robotics team at Churchville-Chili high school provides an interactive demonstration to Senator Ranzenhofer.

June 6, 2013
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Ranzenhofer stops by Rochester BioVenture Center

Rochester, N.Y. - OyaGen Founder Harold Smith gives Senator Ranzenhofer a tour at the Rochester BioVenture Center.

June 6, 2013
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