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Stafford Parade

Senator Ranzenhofer waves to residents at the Stafford parade.

June 15, 2012
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Your Voice with Senator Ranzenhofer - June 5

Senator Ranzenhofer talks about a new job creation plan, making college more affordable and a proposal to lessen the penalties for possessing marijuana.

June 8, 2012
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Senators Skelos, Ranzenhofer announce $2 million in funding for STAMP site

While site approval continues with town of Alabama, infrastructure investments to make site shovel ready remain ongoing

Batavia, NY – New York State Senate Majority Leader Skelos and New York State Senator Ranzenhofer were joined by various local and state officials, including Empire State Development Finger Lakes Region President, Bob McNary and Assemblyman Steven Hawley to announce a two million grant for ongoing infrastructure improvements at the Science Technology and Advanced Manufacturing Plant (STAMP) site in the town of Alabama, NY.  The funding will be used towards land acquisition, design and construct of roadways, electrical and water services to accommodate the first one million square feet of the physical structure.

June 7, 2012
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Statement on Thruway toll increase

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.

June 6, 2012
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STATE SENATE PASSES “NEW JOBS-NY” JOB CREATION PLAN

$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.

May 31, 2012
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Video: "New Jobs-NY" Job Creation Plan

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.

 

May 31, 2012
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Your Voice with Senator Ranzenhofer - May 22

Senator Ranzenhofer discusses the newly adopted pension reform law, one of his bills on the move in the State Legislature and honoring 61st Senate District constituents in the State Capitol.

May 23, 2012
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Kreter selected as 2012 Veterans’ Hall of Fame Honoree

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.

May 23, 2012
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GOVERNOR CUOMO AND SENATOR RANZENHOFER ANNOUNCE FIRST ROUND OF POWER ALLOCATIONS FOR RECHARGE NEW YORK PROGRAM

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.

May 22, 2012
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Harry Kreter

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.

May 18, 2012
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Ranzenhofer honors DiPirro as Woman of Distinction

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.

May 18, 2012
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May 16, 2012
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Video: Press conference on legislation to protect remains of crime victims

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.

May 15, 2012
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Colleen C. DiPirro

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.

May 15, 2012
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Senate passes bill to protect remains of crime victims

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.

May 14, 2012
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Committee Meeting: Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Senator Michael Ranzenhofer, Chair 1:30 PM, Monday, May 14, 2012 Room 801 LOB

May 14, 1:30 PM - 1:33 PM
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Committee Meeting: Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Senator Michael Ranzenhofer, Chair 1:30 PM, Wednesday, May 30, 2012 Room 801 LOB

May 30, 1:30 PM - 1:38 PM
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Your Voice with Senator Ranzenhofer - May 1

Senator Ranzenhofer discusses funding restorations made to EPIC programs in the 2012 State budget, legislation to prohibit cyber-bullying and other issues from the State Capitol.

May 2, 2012
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Video: State sales tax on clothing eliminated

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.

April 24, 2012
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