On Saturday, August 7, Senator Ranzenhofer sponsored a Car Seat Safety Check at Wolcott Street School in LeRoy. Special thanks to the Genesee County Sheriff's Office, the City of Batavia Police Department and the Village of LeRoy Police Department.
State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer has announced a Free Car Seat Safety Check on Saturday, August 7 from 10 a.m. to Noon at Wolcott Street School, 2-6 Trigon Park in LeRoy.
“Every parent knows that installing a car seat can be difficult. This event will give parents information on how to properly install car seats as well as ensure the car seat they have is safely secured,” said Senator Ranzenhofer.
The program is free and open to the public. No appointment or RSVP is necessary. Water and pop will be served. For more information, please contact Senator Ranzenhofer’s District Office at (716) 631-8695.
Last week, the State Senate passed the 12th Budget Extender. Senator Ranzenhofer voted against it becuase he believes that the State Legislature must pass a complete budget now - not piece-meal portions on a weekly basis.More fees, more spending and more new State employees and programs were included in the latest budget extender, along with $40 million in tax and fee increases.
Albany, NY – State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer has named Carrie Kahn the 2010 Woman of Distinction for the 61st Senatorial District, honoring her for her outstanding contributions to education in the community.
“It is an honor to name Carrie Kahn the 2010 Woman of Distinction. Her commitment to education has enriched the quality of life in our community and beyond. She truly is an excellent role model to many young women in Western New York,” said Senator Ranzenhofer.
Patrick W Welch, Ph.D., Sgt. USMC (ret) started his military service as an infantry squad leader with the 3rd Division in Vietnam in 1965. Welch was awarded the Purple Heart after being badly injured in combat. As a result of his injuries, Patrick spent the next two years in rehabilitation and had to learn how to walk again. Most recently, Daemen College named Patrick the Director of the Center for Veterans and Veteran Family Services Office.
Amherst, NY – The Amherst Chamber of Commerce has recognized State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer with the Small Business Advocate Award today at the 2010 Small Business Awards Luncheon. The Award is given to an individual that has aided other small businesses and contributed to their prosperity through their contributions.
New York is only one of seven states that do not have a law to target school bullying. Senator Ranzenhofer announced his support for anti-bullying legislation that would:
Improve education for teachers, parents and students to prevent bullying and cyber-bullying
Define bullying and cyber-bullying and add these acts to the list of incidents for which disciplinary measures must be taken pursuant to the school districts code of conduct
Alexander, NY – Alexander Middle School students have unveiled a slogan and logo to stop bullying today – with the support of school administrators, Batavia Muckdogs President Brian Paris and State Senator Mike Ranzenhofer. The campaign slogan, ‘Build Up. Don’t Tear People Down,” will be included with others on banners from Batavia, Oakfield-Alabama, Elba and Caledonia-Mumford schools during the Batavia Muckdogs Anti-Bullying Night on June 28.
State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer has announced his support for anti-bullying legislation. New York is only one of seven states that do not have a law to target school bullying. Bully Police, a national watchdog group, has given New York State its lowest grade for not passing a law to protect school children from bullies.
Batavia, NY – State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer applauded Genesee County family farms today for their tremendous efforts to defeat the ‘Farm Labor Death Bill’, alongside NY Farm Bureau President Dean Norton and members of the agriculture community.
Albany, NY – Senate Republicans defeated anti-economic development legislation (S1635) last night, sponsored by Senator Antoine Thompson of Buffalo, that would shut down virtually all economic development activity in New York, increase the number of frivolous lawsuits and even put up an obstacle to sound environmental projects throughout the State.
Albany, NY – State Senator Mike Ranzenhofer and his colleagues led the effort to defeat the Farm Labor Death Bill earlier this morning. The State Senate Agriculture Committee has voted down Senate Bill No. 2247 by a six to three vote, preventing the legislation from moving to the Senate floor for a vote or being released to another committee for consideration.
Senator Ranzenhofer has issued the following statement:
Albany, NY – The State Senate passed a resolution which outlines a general plan for the 2010-2011 State Budget. Senator Ranzenhofer has issued the following statement:
“The Senate Democrats drafted their final budget resolution in secret, without any input from Republicans. They then released the resolution less than an hour before it was voted on. Only a budget resolution crafted in secret would produce such a bad deal for New Yorkers.
Albany, NY – The State Senate Task Force on Medicaid Fraud has released an initial report of policy recommendations to empower localities to strengthen their Medicaid fraud prevention, combat waste and stop overutilization of services.
The first public hearing of the Medicaid Fraud Task Force was a productive step towards eliminating the Medicaid fraud burden on taxpayers. Many innovative leaders in fighting Medicaid fraud put forth their expertise and real solutions.
Over the next few months, I will work closely with my Senate colleagues and partners in county government to create an electronic system to catch fraud and abuse in the Medicaid system.