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Committee Meeting: Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Senator Michael Ranzenhofer, Chair 9:30 AM, Tuesday, March 22, 2011 Room 801 LOB

March 22, 9:30 AM - 9:43 AM
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Statement on Senate Budget Resolution

Albany, NY – Today, the State Senate passed a budget resolution. State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer has issued the following statement:

“New York is facing one of the toughest budget challenges in its history, but it also presents us with the opportunity to change the direction of this State by stopping the endless increases in taxes and spending. The State Senate turned obstacle into opportunity today, by passing a budget resolution that closes a $10 billion deficit, reduces spending and rejects tax increases.

March 15, 2011
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State Senate repeals “cost recovery” tax; Passes bill to relieve economic development agencies from unfair tax

Albany, N.Y. – The New York State Senate has passed legislation (S.2682) that repeals the “cost recovery” tax imposed on local economic development agencies in 2009 and also requires the State to reimburse agencies for any monies previously paid.

State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer introduced the bill in the State Senate.

March 9, 2011
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State Senate passes UB 2020 legislation

The State Senate passed UB 2020 legislation by a vote of 53 - 1. State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer voted in favor of the legislation.

March 4, 2011
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Senator Ranzenhofer Provides Information and Seeks Constituent Input on Governor's Budget Proposal

"Information is the currency of democracy." -- Thomas Jefferson

With our State clearly facing serious fiscal and economic challenges, it's important for all New Yorkers to get the facts about Governor Andrew Cuomo's proposed Executive Budget for 2011-2012.

My Senate colleagues and I have begun carefully reviewing the Governor's plan to determine its potential impact on taxpayers, our local communities, and New York's economic future. You can help play a role in this process by reviewing the budget briefing documents below, and then providing me with your feedback on the plan.

March 4, 2011
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State Senate passes UB 2020 legislation; Moves strategic plan to create jobs in Western New York

The New York State Senate has passed UB 2020 legislation that supports the University at Buffalo’s strategic plan to encourage economic growth and create jobs in Western New York. 

State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer voted in favor of the legislation.

March 2, 2011
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Statement on legislation ensuring military voters overseas can vote in special elections

Albany, N.Y. – Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer, in a meeting of the Elections Committee, has voted in support of legislation that ensures military voters overseas can vote in special elections. 

Senator Ranzenhofer has issued the following statement:

“The Senate Committee on Elections took the first step to ensure the right to vote in special elections for members of the military who are serving overseas.

February 28, 2011
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Ranzenhofer kicks off YouCut Albany effort; Encourages citizens’ input to cut State spending

Amherst, N.Y. – State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer has launched a YouCut Albany campaign today to provide citizens an opportunity to express their ideas to cut State government expenditures.

“The current level of spending in State government is taking taxpayers to the cleaners and this year’s budget will have to reduce costs,” said Ranzenhofer.  “I want taxpayers to be part of the process and give them a chance to offer their solutions.  YouCut Albany is a way for them to speak out and take action on how the State spends their money.  By working together, we can save New Yorkers millions of dollars.”

February 26, 2011
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Committee Meeting: Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Senator Michael Ranzenhofer, Chair 10:00 AM, Wednesday, March 2, 2011 Room 801 LOB

March 2, 10:00 AM - 10:22 AM
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Batavia, Genesee Youth Bureau visit Ranzenhofer at State Capitol

Members of the Batavia and Genesee Youth Bureaus met with Sennator Ranzenhofer in Albany.

February 15, 2011
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Clarence Youth Bureau visits Ranzenhofer at State Capitol

Members of the Clarence Youth Bureau met with State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer in Albany. The students are members of the Clarence Youth Board and Volunteer Program.

February 15, 2011
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Ranzenhofer speaks on property tax cap legislation

Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer speaks on the floor of the State Senate in support of property-tax cap legislation. Click here for more information on the legislation.

February 7, 2011
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Senate advances property tax cap, mandate relief

Albany, N.Y. – The New York State Senate on Monday approved legislation capping the growth of school property taxes at 2 percent or the Consumer Price Index, whichever is less.  State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer voted for the act, Senate bill 2706.

“One of the reasons residents continue to leave New York State is high property taxes,” said Senator Ranzenhofer. “Homeowners are sick and tired of paying the highest property taxes in the nation – especially after the STAR rebate check program was eliminated.  A cap prevents property taxes levied by school districts and towns from sky-rocketing at current levels.”

February 5, 2011
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Committee Meeting: Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Meeting

Senate Committee on Corporations, Authorities and CommissionsMichael RanzenhoferTuesday, February 8th, 2011 12:00pmRoom 801 LOB

February 8, 12:00 PM - 12:11 PM
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YouCut Albany

We're Listening to YOU !Welcome to “YOU CUT ALBANY: Citizens Cutting Government Waste”.

February 1, 2011
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NY Senate confirms Shah as Department of Health Head; Ranzenhofer congratulates former Williamsville resident

State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer congratulates Dr. Nirav R. Shah after being unanimously confirmed by the New York State Senate on Monday, January 24 as Commissioner of the Department of Health.  Dr. Shah was valedictorian of the Williamsville East High School Class of 1990.  Governor Andrew Cuomo nominated Dr. Shah for the post on January 3.

January 24, 2011
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Medicaid opt-out legislation re-introduced in the State Senate

Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer - joined by County Executive Chris Collins, Assemblywoman Jane Corwin and Assemblyman Kevin Smardz - announces the re-introduction of legislation in the State Legislature to allow counties to opt-out of Medicaid programs not mandated by the Federal government.

January 21, 2011
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Ranzenhofer explains State spending cap legislation

State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer explains Senate Bill No. 1892, which would enact a State spending cap at two percent or 120 percent of the Consumer Price Index, whichever is less.  If a spending cap had been implemented for the previous ten years, New York would spend $30 billion less next year. Enacting a spending cap now would force the State to cut spending by $9 billion next year.  The legislation, introduced and sponsored by Senator Ranzenhofer, passed the State Senate on January 19.

 

January 19, 2011
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