Ranzenhofer to hold Meet & Greet at Arnett Library

State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer will hold a Meet & Greet on Thursday, November 7th from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Arnett Public Library, 310 Arnett Boulevard in the City of Rochester.


Senator Ranzenhofer’s Meet & Greet is an opportunity for residents to meet with their representative in State government.


“As your State Senator, I place a tremendous value on meeting with and listening to constituents.  Now that the 2013 Legislative Session has concluded, I want to give residents an opportunity to meet me and talk about issues important to our community,” said Ranzenhofer.  “Please join me at my upcoming Meet & Greet where I will provide an update on the 2013-14 State Budget and Legislative Session.”


October 31, 2013

Ranzenhofer launches campaign to protect taxpayer dollars

Encourages State Assembly to pass Public Assistance Integrity Act


Batavia, NY – State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer has started a new campaign to protect taxpayer dollars by launching a petition drive to encourage the State Assembly to pass a bill that would prohibit Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards from being used by welfare recipients to purchase alcoholic beverages, lottery tickets and other non-essential items.


October 25, 2013

Ranzenhofer attends Rochester Library Legislative Breakfast

Rochester, NY - Senator Ranzenhofer talks to representatives of Chili Public Library before the Greater Rochester Area Library Legislative Thank You breakfast.

October 25, 2013

WNY Computer Science Teachers Fall Conference

Buffalo, NY - Senator Mike Ranzenhofer talks about how to best advocate for increased access to and recognition of computer science in New York's education system.  The local chapter of the Computer Science Teachers Association held its fifth annual Fall Conference at Buffalo State College on October 18. 

October 18, 2013

Monthly Column: Stop welfare benefits for cigarettes, beer, lotto tickets…

By: Michael H. Ranzenhofer


During the 2013 Legislative Session, the New York State Senate approved a bill– entitled the Public Assistance Integrity Act– to protect your tax dollars by prohibiting welfare benefits from being spent on beer, lotto tickets and other non-essential items.


Over the years, abuse of public assistance has been well documented.  Earlier this year, the New York Post concluded, after analyzing records obtained under a Freedom of Information Act request, that cash assistance was being misused all too often.  


October 16, 2013

New designation for interstate highway 990 unveiled

Honors late Staff Sergeant William R. Wilson III

West Amherst, NY– State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer and State Assemblyman Ray Walter, along with members of The Wilson Family, today unveiled the interstate highway 990’s new designation as the “Staff Sergeant William R. Wilson III Memorial Highway.”


October 14, 2013

Important news for homeowners: Maintaining your Basic STAR Exemption

Homeowners in New York State receiving a Basic STAR exemption must register with the N.Y.S. Department of Taxation and Finance by the end of the year, in order to continue receiving the exemption. Registration has already begun.  You can register online by visiting Senior citizens who receive Enhanced STAR are NOT affected by the new registration requirement.

For further assistance, please call (518) 457-2036.

October 11, 2013

Join Senator Ranzenhofer’s efforts to protect your tax dollars!

Yes Senator, I agree with you that public assistance should not be used to purchase items such as alcohol, lottery tickets and cigarettes, and by signing this petition I encourage the State Assembly to pass the Public Assistance Integrity Act.

October 9, 2013

Ranzenhofer visits Pavilion High School

Pavilion, NY- Senator Mike Ranzenhofer takes questions from seniors at Pavilion Central School District.

October 7, 2013

Ranzenhofer joins Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Campaign



State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer today has joined with the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Campaign to encourage New York women to take advantage of the Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program.


“October is Breast Cancer Awareness month,” said Senator Ranzenhofer.  “Some women may neglect their own health while taking care of their family and others.  That is why we want to send out the message that when you take care of yourself, you’re taking care of your family.  

Whether for emotional support or to find out how to get a free or low-cost mammogram, the hotline is available seven days a week for women all across Western New York.” 


October 3, 2013

New, two-car electric vehicle charging station unveiled at Tops in Williamsville

Williamsville, NY- Senator Ranzenhofer joined represenatives from National Grid, NYSERDA and ChargePoint to unveil a new, two-car electric vehicle charging station at Tops Markets in Williamsville.  


"New York State has witnessed a a five-fold increase in the number of electric vehicles on its roadways in just the last year alone.  Now more than ever, an infrastructure of charging stations are necessary to support this growing part of our economy," said Ranzenhofer. "The public-private partnership between ChargePoint, National Grid and NYSERDA will provide another convenient charge to owners of electric cars in Williamsville and all across Western New York."

September 25, 2013

Ranzenhofer presents State of the State at Gates Chili Chamber of Commerce

Rochester, NY- Senator Ranzenhofer presents on the State of the State, along with Senator Joe Robach, at a Gates Chili Chamber of Commerce meeting at Roberts Wesleyan College.

September 20, 2013

Ranzenhofer tours Arnett Public Library in Rochester

Rochester, NY- Deb Leary, Southwest Quadrant Manager for Branch Libraries, gives a tour of the Arnett Public Library to Senator Ranzenhofer. The Arnett Branch Library is located at 310 Arnett Boulevard. 

September 20, 2013

Ranzenhofer welcomes new President at Daemen College

Amherst, NY- On behalf of the New York State Senate, Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer welcomes Gary Olson, sixth President of Daemen College, at an inauguration ceremony.



September 20, 2013

Monthly Column: Stop unwanted telemarketing calls

By: Michael H. Ranzenhofer


In last month’s column, I shared five helpful tips to protect yourself from identity theft.  Another way to safeguard your privacy is to sign up for the National Do Not Call Registry.  


The National Do Not Call Registry is a service managed by the nation’s consumer protection agency, the Federal Trade Commission.  The agency offers the opportunity to limit the number of telemarketing calls which you receive free of charge.  Registration is free.   


September 18, 2013

Public Service Announcement: Senator Ranzenhofer's Electronics Recycling Event

Senator Ranzenhofer has partnered with Time Warner Cable to encourage residents to safely dispose old electronics free of charge on Saturday, September 14th from 9 A.M. to 2 P.M.

Click here for more information.

September 9, 2013
September 6, 2013

Ranzenhofer to hold electronics recycling event

State Senator Mike Ranzenhofer will hold a free drop-off event for electronics recycling on Saturday, September 14th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Parking Lot of the Transportation Facility for the Churchville-Chili School District, 3461 Westside Drive, Churchville, NY.


“Recycling your unwanted electronic waste – old televisions, desktops, printers or anything with a circuit board or cord– can help protect the environment by sending less hazardous waste to landfills.  That is why I am sponsoring a free electronics recycling drop-off event next Saturday,” said Ranzenhofer.  “I encourage residents to join me in making a positive impact on the environment by getting rid of their electronic waste.”


September 4, 2013

Ranzenhofer marches in Clarence Labor Day parade

Clarence, N.Y.- State Senator Mike Ranzenhofer marches in the Clarence Labor Day parade.

September 2, 2013

Look for Senator Ranzenhofer's Monthly Column!

Look for Senator Ranzenhofer's Monthly Column in your local newspaper the third week of every month!

September 1, 2013