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Ranzenhofer unveils tools to put New Yorkers back to work; Job Creation plan includes tax credits for hiring unemployed, new jobs

Batavia, NY – State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer has announced a plan to help put the unemployed back to work and create an environment to add jobs in New York.  Under the plan, a business can qualify for a $3,000 tax credit if a new hire is taken from the ranks of the unemployed who are collecting unemployment insurance from the State.

February 3, 2010
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Genesee County Workforce Development and Career Center

February 4, 2010 - Senator Ranzenhofer tours the Genesee County Workforce Development and Career Center in Batavia.

February 3, 2010
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Senator Ranzenhofer Unveils a Job Creation Plan to help put New Yorkers back to work

February 4, 2010 - Senator Ranzenhofer answers news reporters' questions about his job creation plan to help put the unemployed back to work and create an environment to create jobs in New York.

February 3, 2010
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Medicaid Fraud Costs Billions Annually; Ranzenhofer joins Task Force to eliminate fraud, restore accountability

Albany, NY – State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer has joined the Senate Medicaid Fraud Task Force today.  The U.S. Government Accountability office estimates New York’s Medicaid Fraud to be near $5 billion in 2010.

“Medicaid fraud costs billions of dollars every year. We must investigate ways to eliminate fraud and recover taxpayer dollars to finally restore accountability to New York’s Medicaid program,” said Senator Ranzenhofer.  “I am eager to begin working with county leaders and district attorneys who are on the front lines of fighting fraud.”

February 2, 2010
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Senator Ranzenhofer comments on the Governor's 2010-2011 Budget Proposals

Senator Ranzenhofer comments on the Governor's 2010-2011 Budget Proposals. 

January 31, 2010
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Ranzenhofer Announces Satellite Office Hours in Amherst

State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer has announced today that his staff will hold satellite office hours on Thursday, February 11, 2010 from 10 a.m. to Noon at the Clearfield Branch Library, 770 Hopkins Road in Amherst.

“Ensuring my constituents have access to New York State government is one of my top priorities.  I welcome all Amherst residents to meet with a member of my staff to discuss important issues or ask questions concerning State departments or agencies,” said Senator Ranzenhofer. 

January 28, 2010
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NY Farm Bureau honors Razenhofer in 'Circle of Friends'

The New York Farm Bureau has honored State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer with the ‘Circle of Friends’ Legislative Award for the 2009 Legislative Session.

“It is an honor to be recognized in the Farm Bureau’s ‘Circle of Friends’ and it is a pleasure to represent many farms and agri-businesses in our community.  As a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, I will continue to work with my colleagues in Albany and with the members of my Agricultural Advisory Committee to protect the future generations of our local farms,” said Senator Ranzenhofer.

January 27, 2010
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Statement on Ethics Reforms

“After serving in the State Senate for twelve months, I’m encouraged by yesterday’s passage of ethics reform.  For too long, special interests have been able to unfairly influence State representatives behind closed-doors without the public’s knowledge.  As a result, Albany politicians have been unaccountable for their actions because of weak ethics laws.  New York citizens deserve better.

January 20, 2010
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Statement on the Governor's Budget Proposals

“New Yorkers were outraged last year when spending increased by $12 billion and taxes and fees by $8.5 billion.  In light of some of his recent comments, I fully expected the Governor to roll back many of his taxes and fees and anticipated that he would cut spending.  After hearing Governor Paterson’s Budget proposals today, his budget actions have not changed from last year, even though he talked tough on spending and taxes during the State of the State address. His budget proposals will increase taxes and fees by almost $1 billion and spendi

January 19, 2010
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Senator Ranzenhofer addresses Western New York's infrastructure at AAA Car Care Plus in Amherst.

January 14, 2010 - Senator Ranzenhofer addresses Western New York's infrastructure at AAA Car Care Plus in Amherst.

January 13, 2010
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Senator Ranzenhofer answers questions from Seniors at Pavilion High School.

December 9, 2010 - Senator Ranzenhofer answers questions from Seniors at Pavilion High School.

December 8, 2009
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Senator Ranzenhofer calls for an end to irresponsible spending

November 16, 2009 - Senator Ranzenhofer calls on State legislators to close the budget gap by enacting across-the-board spending cuts.

November 16, 2009
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Alabama Fire Department Installation of Officers

November 7, 2009 - Senator Ranzenhofer expresses his appreciation for volunteer firefighters' service to the community at the Alabama Fire Department Installation of Officers.

November 6, 2009
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Ranzenhofer Announces Veterans Outreach; Information on benefits, networking and business start-up programs

New York State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer will hold a Veterans Outreach Program on Thursday, November 12, 2009 from 6 to 8 p.m.

November 4, 2009
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Clarence Hollow Association Meeting

Thursday, October 29, 2009 - State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer discusses his efforts on behalf of small businesses at a Clarence Hollow Association meeting.

October 29, 2009
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Car Seat Safety Check in Batavia

Saturday, October 3, 2009 - Senator Ranzenhofer holds a Car Seat Safety Check in Batavia.

October 3, 2009
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Downstate businesses pay half of new tax on utilities; While WNY businesses struggle to survive, create jobs

Tonawanda, NY – The two-percent tax on utility bills, included in the State budget earlier this year, excludes the Long Island Power Authority.  The law only requires Long Island Power Authority customers to pay a one percent tax.

October 1, 2009
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Ranzenhofer Holds First Aging Advisory Committee Meeting

Clarence, NY – Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer hosted his first Aging Advisory Committee Meeting last Wednesday at the Clarence Senior Center.  The Committee, comprising of members from various sectors of the aging and elderly care industries in Erie and Genesee County, will meet two to three times per year to discuss State issues important to preserving the financial and economic stability of the aging population. 

September 21, 2009
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Ranzenhofer applauds STAMP project approval; Project expects to create over 9300 jobs in Genesee County

Senator Ranzenhofer applauded the approval of $1 million for Phase II of the Western New York Technology and Advanced Manufacturing Park (STAMP) by the Empire State Development Corporation earlier this morning. 

September 17, 2009
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Statement on Ethics Reform By Senator Ranzenhofer

“During last night’s special session, I was poised to vote for the Senate ethics reforms so that New Yorkers would begin to have greater confidence in their State government.  Unfortunately, the ethics reform proposal became poisoned by an amendment to create a partisan board that lacks fair and balanced representation. 

September 11, 2009
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