Amherst, N.Y. - State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer addresses business and community leaders at the Amherst Chamber of Commerce's Annual Luncheon. Senator Ranzenhofer served as inductor for the Chamber's 2013 Board of Directors and Officers.
Amherst, NY - In a farewell ceremony to departing Daemen College President Dr. Edwin Clausen, New York State Senator Michael Ranzenhofer has presented Dr. Clausen with an official pen certificate commemorating a 2012 amendment to New York State law permitting college and university physical therapy faculty to form not-for-profit practices.
The new law was initiated by Daemen and received bipartisan support, carrying it through both houses of the State Legislature in a 164-0 vote as the 2012 Legislative session drew to a close.
As a new year begins, so does another legislation session, and with that, Governor Andrew Cuomo delivered his third State of the State address last Wednesday afternoon at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center. While he emphasized the progress of the last two years, there are many remaining challenges ahead for the Empire State.
The State Legislature has been able to work together– unlike the gridlock and partisanship in Washington, D.C.– to pass two on-time budgets that reduced overall spending, lowered middle-class tax rates to their lowest levels in 58 years, and established Regional Economic Development Councils.
Albany, N.Y. – State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer (R, C, I- Amherst) has issued the following statement in response to Governor Cuomo’s State of the State Address:
“Over the last two years, the State Legislature has been able to work together – unlike the gridlock and partisanship in Washington, D.C.– to pass two on-time budgets that reduced overall spending, lowered middle-class tax rates to the lowest levels in 58 years and realigned investments towards job-creation initiatives, such as ReCharge NY and Regional Economic Development Councils. Despite our fiscal house being put back in order, difficult choices remain ahead since the State still faces a $1 billion budget gap.
Batavia, N.Y. - State Assemblyman Steve Hawley administers the oath of office to State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer at the Old Genesee County Courthouse for a third term representing the 61st district in the New York State Senate.
The 61st Senate District encompasses: the Towns of Amherst, Clarence, and Newstead and the Villages of Akron and Williamsville in Erie County; all of Genesee County, and the Towns of Chili and Riga, the Village of Churchville and part of the City of Rochester in Monroe County.
Area projects among winners of Regional Economic Development Awards
Seven projects will receive almost $2.4 million in investment
Includes half-million dollars in infrastructure work for STAMP Project
State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer today announced that seven job-creation projects in the 61st Senate District will receive State funding as part of the second round of Regional Economic Development Council awards.
Williamsville, NY - Senator Ranzenhofer honored Glen Park Tavern with a Proclamation for its 125th Anniversary. The Glenn Park Tavern is one of only forty restaurants in the State of New York that is registered as a tavern. It also is a member of the National and New York State Restaurant Association.
More than three years ago, a horrific tragedy struck a Western New York family when a Tonawanda man murdered his wife in their own home. It’s a shocking story that just makes your heart sink when you read about it in the newspaper.
“Husband of slain Tonawanda woman arrested for murder,” read one newspaper headline. But what wasn’t reported in any articles was another tragedy: a loophole in State health law would allow the murderer the sole rights to his victims’ remains since he had also been the spouse.
Closes loophole in New York State’s public health law
Amherst, N.Y. – State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer has announced Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed into law domestic violence legislation (S.7638/A.10624) that included his bill (S.4124/A.7594) to close a loophole in the state health law that gave a Western New York man who killed his wife the sole rights to her remains.
The New York State Ophthalmological Society (NYSOS) has chosen State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer as the recipient of the organization’s 2012 Outstanding Legislator Award.
The annual award acknowledges one State Senator and State Assembly member for utilizing the legislative process to impress upon others the importance of maintaining the highest quality of medical eye care as a means of protecting and promoting the ocular health and safety of their constituents and all New Yorkers.
As I mentioned in my September column, New York State’s fiscal house is starting to get back on track, but a lot more is needed to spur private-sector job creation. Regional Economic Development Councils have made a difference, and the State Senate’s New NY Job Creation plan has the potential to create thousands of jobs. However, a program aimed at providing low-cost electricity to businesses has helped to create or retain tens of thousands of jobs in our own backyard.
LeRoy, NY - The Le Roy Central School District offered Senator Michael Ranzenhofer their sincere thanks and appreciation for the support he provided the district this past year. The Senator worked with the district to secure some additional funding to help defray unanticipated costs incurred by the district as a result of significant environmental testing. Picture: (from left to right) Kim Cox, Superintendent of Schools; Donald Hobart, Le Roy School Board President; and Senator Ranzenhofer.
The New York State Ophthalmological Society has presented its 2012 Outstanding Legislator Award to Senator Ranzenhofer for his commitment to the preservation of quality medical eye care for all New Yorkers. Senator Ranzenhofer received the award at a dinner for the Buffalo Ophthalmological Society.
Helping walkers to cross East Main Street more safely
State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer has announced the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) will be increasing the crosswalk signal time by 20 percent for pedestrians at the intersection of Route 5 and Ross Street in Batavia.
Senator Ranzenhofer requested the NYSDOT conduct a study late last year.
“After receiving complaints that the time allotted by the signal had been too short – especially for residents at a nearby senior housing facility – to walk across a multi-lane road safely, I requested the State Department of Transportation determine essential improvements for the intersection,” said Ranzenhofer.