Albany, N.Y. – State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer has issued the following statement:
“It is without hesitation that I announce my staunchest opposition to a recent proposal made by the State Thruway Authority to increase commercial tolls on trucks by 45 percent. If the State Thruway is considered the blood vessel of the New York’s economy – allowing the flow of goods and commerce – then this toll increase serves as a damaging blockage.
$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.
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.
Honored by Ranzenhofer at induction ceremony in State Capitol
Albany, N.Y. – United States Marine Corps Master Sergeant (retired) and Genesee County Veterans Service Agency Director Harry “Hal” Kreter has been selected – by State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer – as a New York State Senate Veterans’ Hall of Fame Honoree for the 61st District for his gallantry in the U.S. Armed Forces and service to the community.
Low cost power will help create or retain more than 23,500 jobs in Western New York
Albany, N.Y. – Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer today announced that 64 businesses and not-for-profit organizations across Western New York will be awarded the first round of low cost power allocations under the ReCharge New York (RNY) program, a major statewide initiative for retaining and creating jobs and spurring capital investments by making low cost power available to New York State companies.
Harry “Hal” Kreter entered the U.S. Marine Corps in June of 1971 and never looked back. Serving on active duty for 24 years, he was honorably discharged in 1995 as a Master Sergeant. For over four decades, Hal has provided exceptional service to our country, the military and its veterans.
During his career as a Vietnam era veteran, Hal’s journey in the Marine Corps took him to Vietnam and Okinawa. He served almost two years of Foreign Service, as well as six months of sea service. Sixteen years of Hal’s military service were devoted to career recruiting duties in various areas of New York State. During this time, he received numerous awards as an outstanding recruiter and as the Non Commissioned Officer In Charge of recruiting sub stations.
President and CEO of Amherst Chamber receives recognition
Albany, N.Y. – State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer honored Amherst Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Colleen C. DiPirro Tuesday evening at the 15th Annual Women of Distinction ceremony, honoring her outstanding contributions in enriching the quality of life for the community and beyond.
Senator Ranzenhofer announced the pending Senate action on the bill at a Capitol news conference yesterday where he was joined by Elaine O’Toole of Tonawanda, the cousin of Constance Shepherd, and by Assemblyman Robin Schimminger, who is sponsoring the bill in the Assembly.
Colleen C. DiPirro began her illustrious career with the Amherst Chamber of Commerce 30 years ago as the single staff person after graduating from Alfred College. Under her leadership, the Chamber has seen an increase in membership from fewer than 200 businesses to over 2,500. Similarly, the annual budget has grown from $24,000 when she started to today’s high of nearly $2 million. The Chamber currently boasts eight full-time, professional staff and operates out of a suite of offices in Williamsville.
Photo: Senator Ranzenhofer announced the pending Senate action on the bill at a Capitol news conference yesterday where he was joined by Elaine O’Toole of Tonawanda, the cousin of Constance Shepherd, and by Assemblyman Robin Schimminger, who is sponsoring the bill in the Assembly.
Albany, N.Y. – The New York State Senate has passed legislation, sponsored by Senator Michael Ranzenhofer, that would 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.
Senator Ranzenhofer discusses action taken by the Governor and State Legislature to eliminate the State sales tax on clothing purchases. As of April 1st, clothing and footwear purchases up to $110 are not subject to New York State sales tax. Click here for more information.
Amherst, N.Y. – New York State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer will celebrate National Donate Life month in April by sponsoring a Unyts blood drive at the Neighborhood Blood Donation Center at the Eastern Hills Mall on Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
“As the only community blood bank in Western New York, Unyts ensures your blood donation helps families, friends and neighbors right here in our community. Your donation can save up to three Western New York lives. I encourage residents to help save lives by participating in my Unyts blood drive at the Eastern Hills Mall,” said Ranzenhofer.
Thank you for your wonderful contribution to the New York State Senate’s Earth Day Poster Contest. This year we received many outstanding posters that exemplify the creativity of the young people in the 61st Senatorial District.
Each entry from my District displayed tremendous originality and vision as well as obvious concern for the ecological future of our communities and our state. I am proud of your work and that of your classmates, and encourage you to continue to study and learn more about the serious challenges that face our environment.
I am pleased to announce that the winner of the 2012 Earth Day Poster Contest from my District is: