Albany, N.Y. – The New York State Senate has passed the 2012-2013 State Budget. State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer has issued the following statement:
“Today, for the second time since 1983, the State Senate has passed the State Budget ahead of the April 1st deadline. The 2012-2013 State Budget is a fiscally responsible plan that closes a budget deficit by cutting spending and without raising taxes. For the second time in 15 years, and for the second consecutive year, overall spending has been reduced. The budget shrinks the size of State government once again by eliminating 25 repetitive, inactive boards and commissions and consolidating various departments.
Albany, N.Y. – State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer has announced clothing and footwear items sold for less than $110 will be exempt from the four percent State sales tax starting on Sunday, April 1, 2012. Currently, the exemption only applies to items sold for less than $55.
“This expanded State sales tax exemption will help relieve the tax burden at the cash register for all New Yorkers, saving a total of $220 million,” said Ranzenhofer. “Now, families and residents will notice a few extra dollars being returned to their pockets the next time they go to the store for clothes or shoes.”
Senator Ranzenhofer outlines his 2012-2013 State Budget priorities - funding for education, infrastructure projects, STAR rebate check program and WNY STAMP project - as the April 1st deadline approaches.
New York State is one step closer to having a budget passed on schedule for a second year in a row, after the State Senate and State Assembly passed separate one-house budget resolutions last week.
Last year, I partnered with Governor Cuomo and the State Assembly to pass a State Budget which reduced spending for the first time in 15 years. It is imperative that the State Legislature continue to make good on the progress from last year.
Senate, Assembly and Governor join forces to expand DNA database
Senator Ranzenhofer has announced today that legislation, implementing the largest expansion of New York’s DNA databank since it was first created in 1994, is expected to become law. The database expansion, which has been agreed to by Governor Cuomo and the State Assembly, will help close thousands of unsolved cases, bring justice to crime victims and help prevent dangerous criminals from committing more crimes.
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.
Bill to restore STAR rebate checks referred to Finance
Albany, N.Y. – State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer has announced that the Senate Aging Committee voted Senate Bill No. S6286 out of committee today. The legislation, written by Senator Ranzenhofer, would reinstate the STAR rebate check program for seniors.
After approval in State Senate, 28 days elapse with no Assembly action
State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer has started an online petition to garner support to encourage the New York State Assembly to pass the All Crimes DNA bill. The State Senate passed the proposal to expand the State’s DNA database on January 31. Since then, twenty-eight days have elapsed without any action taken by the State Assembly.
Sign the Petition Below in Support of a Powerful Crime-fighting ToolExpanding the DNA databank will empower law enforcement, provide justice to crime victims and help prevent repeat offenders from committing even more crimes. That’s why I am encouraging residents throughout our community to sign my online petition and join my fight to expand the State's DNA databank.Look at the facts:
Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer listens to constituents and answers their questions at a Common Cents State Budget forum February 25 at Batavia City Hall. Senator Ranzenhofer provided an update on the progress of the 2012-2013 State Budget and offered an opportunity for residents to ask questions regarding State and other community issues.
Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer listens to constituents and answers their questions at a Common Cents State Budget Forum on February 25 at Erie Community College. Senator Ranzenhofer provided an update on the progress of the 2012-2013 State Budget and offered an opportunity for residents to ask questions regarding State and other community issues.