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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, May 4, 2011 Room 801 LOB

May 4, 10:00 AM - 10:05 AM
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Ranzenhofer sponsors UNYTS blood drive; Recognizes April as National Donate Life month

Amherst, N.Y. – New York State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer will recognize National Donate Life month by sponsoring an Upstate New York Transplant Services (UNYTS) blood drive at the Eastern Hills Mall on Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

“One person needs blood every two seconds.  Your blood donation helps families, friends and neighbors right here in Western New York and can save up to three lives.  I encourage residents to help save lives by donating blood to Upstate New York Transplant Services,” said Senator Ranzenhofer.  

April 21, 2011
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Committee Meeting: Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Senator Michael Ranzenhofer, Chair 10:30 AM, Tuesday, April 12, 2011 Room 801 LOB

April 12, 10:30 AM - 10:49 AM
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Keeping the Commitment - Information on the 2011-12 State Budget

The New York State Senate has completed passage of the 2011-12 state budget one day prior to the April 1st budget deadline.  The budget, which has now received final approval by the Assembly, achieves the critically important goals of reducing state spending, not raising taxes and creating new private sector jobs.

To learn more about the State's new fiscally responsible budget plan, I encourage you to review the documents below. 

April 1, 2011
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Committee Meeting: Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Senator Michael Ranzenhofer, Chair 9:00 AM, Tuesday, April 5, 2011 Room 124CAP

April 5, 9:00 AM - 9:29 AM
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Statement on 2011-12 State budget

Albany, N.Y. – The New York State Senate passed the 2011-2012 State budget late last night. State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer has issued the following statement:

“The State Senate finished debate on the 2011-2012 State budget before the stroke of midnight on Wednesday, passing the first early budget since 1983.  The passage of an early budget is a historic moment for all New Yorkers; especially since last year’s budget, one of the latest in the State’s history, passed in August, more than five months after the April 1st deadline.

March 31, 2011
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Sales tax exemption for clothing purchases reinstated; Exemption goes into effect Friday

Albany, N.Y. – State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer has announced clothing and footwear items sold for less than $55 will once again be exempt from the four percent State sales tax starting this Friday.  The sales tax exemption for clothing and footwear items will increase from $55 to $110 next year on April 1, 2012. 

 

March 30, 2011
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Committee Meeting: Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Senator Michael Ranzenhofer, Chair 9:00 AM, Tuesday, March 29, 2011 Room 124CAP

 

*PLEASE NOTE: THE COMMITTEE MEETING SCHEDULED FOR 9:00 A.M. TUESDAY MARCH 29, 2011 HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

Please note date, time & location change for this meeting. The committee will consider the following nominations: Kenneth G. Adams, as President & CEO of Empire State Development Corporation and as Director of the NYS Urban Development Corporation (TO APPEAR) Kenneth G. Adams will then be referred to the Committee on Commerce, Economic Development and Small Business

March 29, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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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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