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Senator Ranzenhofer discusses State Budget's impact on small businesses

Senator Ranzenhofer discusses the 2009-2010 State Budget's impact on small businesses in Western New York.

May 25, 2009
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Memorial Day Parade in Clarence

Monday, May 25, 2009 - Senator Ranzenhofer meets with members of the American Legion at Clarence Town Park after a parade.

May 24, 2009
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Barn Painting Dedication Ceremony in Corfu

Sunday, May 17, 2009 - Senator Ranzenhofer attends a Barn Painting Dedication Ceremony at the Reynolds Family Farm in Corfu.

May 16, 2009
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Ranzenhofer and Veterans Purchase the New 44 Cent Purple Heart Stamp

Clarence Center, N.Y. – Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer joined Erie County Veterans Services Director Patrick Welch and other local veterans to purchase the new Purple Heart Stamp re-issued at the First-Class mail price of 44 cents at the Clarence Center Post Office today.

May 15, 2009
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Senator Ranzenhofer Announces Veterans Outreach

Amherst, N.Y. – New York State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer announced a Veterans Outreach Program today for Wednesday, May 27, 2009 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Harlem Road Community Center, 4255 Harlem Road in Amherst.  The program, led by Erie County Director of Veterans Services Patrick Welch, informs veterans about benefits as well as presents special opportunities for veterans that include networking and business start-up programs. 

May 7, 2009
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Ranzenhofer Opposes Proposed Gun Legislation

Batavia, N.Y. –  State Senator Mike Ranzenhofer voiced his opposition to legislation in the State legislature today that would require the renewal of firearms’ licenses every five years for pistol permits. Assemblyman Stephen Hawley, Genesee County Clerk Don Read, Genesee County Undersheriff Bill Sheron and SCOPE Vice-President Jack Taylor joined Senator Ranzenhofer in opposition to the proposed legislation.

April 30, 2009
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Senator Ranzenhofer Launches Grass-Roots Petition Drive to Restore STAR Rebate Checks Eliminated by Democrats

Senator Ranzenhofer and members of the Senate Republican Conference today launched a statewide, grass-roots petition drive to restore the STAR property tax relief rebate checks important to middle-class families that were eliminated by the Democrats.

The multifaceted petition drive will utilize email and social networking sites such as Facebook, along with creation of a new on-line petition to pressure Democrat lawmakers to restore the rebate checks they eliminated as part of the recently-enacted State budget.

April 28, 2009
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Ranzenhofer Denounces Political Patronage

Albany, N.Y. – Senator Ranzenhofer denounced another case of political patronage today as Susan Grelick has been hired by the Senate Majority as Counsel to the Senate Committee on Local Government.  The job pays $90,000 per year. 

April 27, 2009
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Ranzenhofer Welcomes Democrats Conversion "But Is It Too Little, Too Late?"

Albany, NY- Over the last several days Deputy Democrat Leader Jeff Klein along with Democrat Senators Craig Johnson and Brian Foley have announced that they are going to move forward a bill to restore STAR rebate checks.

April 20, 2009
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Statement from Senator Ranzenhofer on Reinstating STAR Rebate Checks in Budget

"I lead the fight for homeowners, seniors and middle-class families on the Senate floor today and proposed an amendment to the State budget that would have reinstated STAR rebate checks for each and every homeowner in Western New York.

Unfortunately, Senate democrats rejected my proposal, refusing to provide tax relief for homeowners that already pay some of the highest property taxes in the nation. As a result, families will lose an average of $369 in Erie County and $525 in Genesee County for 2009 in much needed property tax relief.

April 2, 2009
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Democrats Pass Largest Tax Increase in State History; Ranzenhofer Leads the Fight to Restore STAR Rebate Checks

Albany, NY - With millions of Western New Yorkers working harder than ever to balance their own family budgets—and with businesses struggling to cope with an historic economic downturn, the Democrats have passed a State Budget that includes massive increases in spending and the largest tax increase in state history. The whopping $132 Billion dollar plan increases spending by $10.5 billion or roughly 10% and includes $8 billion dollars in new taxes and fees.

April 2, 2009
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SFY 2009-10 Executive Budget Tax Increases

SFY 2009-10 Executive Budget Tax Increases

March 31, 2009
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SFY 2009-10 Executive Budget General Fund Fee Increases

SFY 2009-10 Executive Budget General Fund Fee Increases

March 31, 2009
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SFY 2009-10 Executive Budget General Fund Fee Increases (cont.)

SFY 2009-10 Executive Budget General Fund Fee Increases (cont.)

March 31, 2009
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SFY 2009-10 Executive Budget Special Revenue Funds Fee Increases

SFY 2009-10 Executive Budget Special Revenue Funds Fee Increases

March 31, 2009
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SFY 2009-10 Executive Budget Special Revenue Funds Fee Increases (cont.)

SFY 2009-10 Executive Budget Special Revenue Funds Fee Increases (cont.)

March 31, 2009
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