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Ranzenhofer comments on cyberbullying legislation

Senator Ranzenhofer comments on cyberbullying legislation. The State Senate passed a bill in the last weeks of the 2013 Legislative Session that makes cyberbullying a crime.

July 8, 2013
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Ranzenhofer walks in the Fourth of July parade in Akron

Senator Mike Ranzenhofer walks in the the Fourth of July parade in the village of Akron.

July 4, 2013
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Ranzenhofer summarizes Nonprofit Revitalization Act of 2013

Senator Ranzenhofer summarizes the provisions of his legislation, the Nonprofit Revitalization Act of 2013 (S.5845), before it passes the State Senate. The State Assembly passed the legislation June 21, and the legislation will eventually be delivered to the Governor's desk for his consideration. Click here for more information about the new law.

June 24, 2013
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Ranzenhofer to hold Meet & Greet at Chili Library

State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer will hold a Meet & Greet on Tuesday, July 9th from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Chili Public Library, 3333 Chili Avenue.

 

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.”

 

June 24, 2013
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Ranzenhofer offers update on status of bill to rename I-990 after Staff Sgt. Wilson

Senator Ranzenhofer gives an update on the status of legislation to rename a portion of interstate highway 990 after the late Staff Sergeant Wilson. Click here for more information.

June 21, 2013
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State Legislature approves new name for I-990

Designates I-990 as “Staff Sergeant William R. Wilson III Memorial Highway”

Albany, N.Y. – State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer has announced that legislation to designate a portion of the I-990 as the “Staff Sergeant William R. Wilson III Memorial Highway” has passed both houses of the State Legislature.

 

Senator Ranzenhofer introduced the bill earlier this year.

 

June 21, 2013
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State Senate passes bill to revitalize not-for-profit laws

Nonprofit Revitalization Act of 2013 is First Comprehensive Update in Over 40 Years

 

 

Albany, N.Y. – The New York State Senate today passed the Nonprofit Revitalization Act (S5845), sponsored by Senator Michael Ranzenhofer (R-C-I, Amherst), that would – for the first time in 40 years – overhaul state laws that govern charities and other not-for-profit organizations.

 

June 21, 2013
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Monthly Column: Cut red tape that hurts job creation

By: Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer

 

In May’s edition of Chief Executive magazine, New York State ranked 2nd to last for the cost of doing business.  The only state to be ranked as having a worse business climate was California.  More specifically, when rating the Empire State on its taxes and regulations, New York yielded only one star, out of a possible five star ranking.

 

The fact of the matter is that, in addition to high taxes, the other major culprits of New York’s poor business climate are regulations and red tape.  Along with the need to provide tax relief, burdensome regulations continue to be a major obstacle when it comes to revitalizing our economy.  

 

June 19, 2013
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Ranzenhofer explains the "Public Assistance Integrity Act"

Senator Ranzenhofer discusses the "Public Assistance Integrity Act," a measure aimed at prohibiting welfare recipients from using their Electronic Benefits Transfer cards to spend on items like cigarettes, alcoholic beverages and lottery tickets. 

June 18, 2013
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Your Voice with Senator Ranzenhofer - June 17

Senator Ranzenhofer updates constituents on efforts to cut red tape in State government, secure funding for upgrades for the Space Lab Planetarium at Williamsville North High School, and other issues being addressed by the State Legislature in the final month of the 2013 Session.

June 18, 2013
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Your Voice with Senator Ranzenhofer - June 4

Senator Ranzenhofer updates constituents on a new online petition to reject a double taxation proposal at the Federal level and efforts to reform New York's not-for-profit corporation law. 

June 11, 2013
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Ranzenhofer secures $290,000 for Space Lab Planetarium

Ensures state-of-the-art facility continues to be a regional asset for students all across Western New York

 

Williamsville, N.Y. – State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer has secured a $290,000 grant for the Williamsville Education Foundation to upgrade and replace outdated equipment for the Space Lab Planetarium at Williamsville North High School.

 

June 10, 2013
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Ranzenhofer visits robotics team at Churchville-Chili H.S.

Churchville, N.Y. - A student member of the Greater Rochester Robotics team at Churchville-Chili high school provides an interactive demonstration to Senator Ranzenhofer.

June 6, 2013
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Ranzenhofer stops by Rochester BioVenture Center

Rochester, N.Y. - OyaGen Founder Harold Smith gives Senator Ranzenhofer a tour at the Rochester BioVenture Center.

June 6, 2013
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June 5, 2013
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Committee Meeting: Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Senator Michael Ranzenhofer, Chair 1:30 PM, Tuesday, June 4, 2013 Room 801 LOB

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June 4, 1:30 PM - 1:39 PM
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Ranzenhofer comments on bill to rename part of I-990

Albany, N.Y. - Senator Ranzenhofer comments on his bill, S.3550B, to designate a portion of interstate highway 990 in Erie County as the "Staff Sergeant William R. Wilson III Memorial Highway."

This legislation would celebrate the late Staff Sgt. William R. Wilson III, of Getzville,  who was killed March 26, 2012, while serving in Afghanistan. Staff Sgt. Wilson was killed in Paktika Province, in Eastern Afghanistan, where he was training Afghan soldiers and police to take over the country's security.  Click here for more information about the legislation.

 

May 29, 2013
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Ranzenhofer holds hearing on changes to not-for-profit law

Rochester, N.Y. - State Senator Mike Ranzenhofer convenes a public hearing to examine comprehensive amendments to New York State's Not-For-Profit Corporation Law at the Monroe County Office Building.

Among key stakeholders offering testimony were: Rochester Area Community Foundation President & CEO, Jennifer Leonard; United Way of Greater Rochester President, Peter Carpino; Lifespan President & CEO, Ann Marie Cook; and NYS Office of the Attorney General, Jason Lilien.

Senator Ranzenhofer is Chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions.

May 28, 2013
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Clarence Memorial Day Parade

Clarence, N.Y. - Senator Ranzenhofer walks alongside other local elected officials in the Clarence Memorial Day parade.

May 27, 2013
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Memorial Day Parade in Williamsville

Williamsville, N.Y. - Senator Ranzenhofer waves to residents at the Memorial Day parade in Williamsville.

May 27, 2013
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