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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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Clarence Labor Day Parade

Monday, September 7, 2009 - Senator Ranzenhofer walks in the Clarence Labor Day parade with other elected officials.

September 9, 2009
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Oakfield Labor Daze Parade

Monday, September 7, 2009 - Senator Ranzenhofer and Assemblyman Steve Hawley walk in the Oakfield Labor Daze Parade. 

September 9, 2009
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Ranzenhofer asks Senate leaders to refocus priorities; Proposes Governor call Legislature back to work to deal with deficit

Amherst, NY – New York State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer expressed disappointment with Senate leaders for calling back the New York State Senate for special session without addressing Western New Yorkers’ concerns.

September 9, 2009
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Remarks from Senator Ranzenhofer at Clarence American Legion Meeting on September 9th

Remarks from Senator Ranzenhofer at Clarence American Legion MeetingSeptember 9, 2009

September 9, 2009
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Ranzenhofer, Hawley announce new law for shared court locations, savings for taxpayer; Law allows shared court facility for towns of Elba, Oakfield and Batavia

Batavia, NY – State Senator Michael Ranzenhofer and Assemblyman Steve Hawley announced the passage of a law that allows the court proceedings for the towns of Elba, Oakfield and Batavia to be held at a single location in an effort to save taxpayer dollars.

September 1, 2009
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Ranzenhofer, Hawley call on residents to sign petition to repeal 2% utility tax; Introduce legislation to immediately repeal the tax

Batavia, NY –  New York State Senator Michael Ranzenhofer and State Assemblyman Steve Hawley called on residents today to sign petitions calling for the repeal of the new 2% tax on all utility bills.

August 20, 2009
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Remarks from State Senator Ranzenhofer for Tonawanda Veterans Memorial Unveiling and Dedication Ceremony

It is an honor to be with you here today on this momentous occasion with Former Secretary of State, General Colin Powell , veterans and Tonawanda residents.  I would like to personally thank the organizers for inviting me here today, especially the Chair and Co-Chair of the Steering Committee, Dan Crangle and Peter Rizzo.   I would also like to thank the veterans present here today and all veterans for their service and dedication to our country.  I would be remise if I did not publicly acknowledge the outstanding efforts of Senator Mary Lou Rath and her staunch support

August 18, 2009
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Senator Ranzenhofer discusses new DMV fee increases, effective September 1, and their impact on residents in the 61st State Senate District

Senator Ranzenhofer discusses increases for vehicle registration and driver licenses fees that were included in the 2009 State Budget.  Senator Ranzenhofer opposses the fee increases.  Effective September 1, vehicle registration fees will increase to $55 from $44 and license renewals to $62.50 from $50.

August 11, 2009
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SIGN SENATOR RANZENHOFER'S ONLINE PETITION TO REPEAL THE 2% STATE ASSESSMENT FEE ON TOP OF YOUR MONTHLY UTILITY BILLS

Click here to sign Senator Ranzenhofer's online petition: http://www.senatorranzenhofer.com

Starting July 1st, individuals and businesses will have to pay a 2% State Assessment Fee on top of their monthly utility bills as part of the 2009-10 New York State Budget. In response to the outrageous tax increase on energy, Senator Ranzenhofer is calling upon State leaders to repeal this onerous tax. 

 

 

August 11, 2009
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Elba Onion Festival Parade

Friday, August 7, 2009 - Senator Ranzenhofer walks with Assemblyman Hawley in the Elba Onion Festival parade.

August 7, 2009
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Applications for NY Prescription $aver Program Available at Senator Ranzenhofer's Office

Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer has announced that applications are available at his district office for the recently created NY Prescription $aver program (NYP$), sponsored by the State Department of Health. The NYP$ is a free discount card that can reduce the cost of prescriptions by 30% to 60% for eligible lower income residents.

August 6, 2009
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Statement from Senator Ranzenhofer on Division of Budget's First Quarter Financial Update

“The Division of Budget’s recent update on the State’s fiscal condition proves to State leaders and all Western New Yorkers that a $12 billion increase in spending, $8.5 billion in new taxes and fees and eliminating STAR rebate checks does not solve a fiscal crisis. More spending, new taxes and fees just don’t work. Instead, they only make matters worse.

July 30, 2009
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Autistic Services Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Thursday, July 30, 2009 - Senator Ranzenhofer congratulates Autistic Services for the grand opening of their brand new expanded facility in Clarence.

July 30, 2009
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Safety Outreach Program at the East Amherst Fire Department

Saturday, July 25, 2009 - Senator Ranzenhofer holds a Safety Outreach Program at the East Amherst Fire Department.

July 25, 2009
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Ranzenhofer Announces Safety Outreach Program

State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer has announced a Safety Outreach Program for Saturday, July 25 from 10:00 a.m. to Noon at the East Amherst Fire Department, 9100 Transit Road in East Amherst.  The program includes the Selt Belt Convincer, K-9 Demonstrations, a Bicycle Safety Presentation, and Car Seat Safety Checks.

“I invite all families to attend my Safety Outreach Program to learn about ways to stay safe for the summer.  The program provides an excellent way to learn how to keep our children safe during summer break from school,” said Senator Ranzenhofer. 

July 15, 2009
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Democrats Hire Nearly 800 Staffers; Continue shameful record of wasteful spending and political patronage

Despite a multi-billion dollar budget deficit and after passing a State Budget that increases spending by $12 Billion and increases taxes and fees by $8 Billion, the New York City dominated State Senate Democrats have hired 772 new employees between January 1, 2009 and April 10th at a cost of almost $3 million, according to a report in today’s New York Daily News.

June 20, 2009
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Ranzenhofer Holds First Agriculture Advisory Meeting; Discusses proposed legislation that mandates overtime for farm workers

Pembroke, NY –  At his first Agricultural Advisory Committee Meeting last Saturday at Pembroke Town Hall, New York State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer discussed proposed legislation that could cripple the local agricultural industry by mandating overtime pay for farm workers.

June 16, 2009
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Veterans Dedication Ceremony in Kenmore

Friday, June 12, 2009 - Senator Ranzenhofer attends a Veterans Dedication Ceremony at Elmlawn Cemetary in Kenmore.

June 12, 2009
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