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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 27, 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 26, 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 26, 2013
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Wilson inducted into NYS Senate Veterans’ Hall of Fame

Posthumously honored by Ranzenhofer at State Capitol ceremony

Albany, N.Y. – Staff Sergeant William R. “Billy” Wilson III has been inducted into the New York State Senate Veterans’ Hall of Fame.  Senator Ranzenhofer nominated Staff Sgt. Wilson, posthumously honoring him Tuesday morning at a State Capitol ceremony.

 

Staff Sgt. Wilson served on two combat deployments to Iraq as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom and one tour of duty during Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.  While in Afghanistan, he was training Afghan soldiers and police to take over the country’s security.  He was killed in action while in Paktika Province, located in the eastern part of Afghanistan, on March 26, 2012.  He was 27 years old.

May 24, 2013
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Committee Meeting: Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Senator Michael Ranzenhofer, Chair Wednesday, May 22, 2013 332 CAP

May 22, 3:41 PM - 3:51 PM
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Youth of the Year nominee visits State Capitol

Albany, N.Y. - Youth of the Year nominee Imari Clark visits Senator Ranzenhofer at the State Capitol.  Clark has been nominated by the Boys & Girls Club of Rochester.

May 20, 2013
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William R. Wilson III

Staff Sergeant William R. “Billy” Wilson III is a true American hero described as a soldier’s soldier with a passion to serve his community and country.

Known as “Billy” to so many of his family and friends, he grew up in Getzville and graduated from Williamsville North High School in 2003. In 2005, Staff Sgt. Wilson enlisted in the United States Army to protect his fellow citizens. He completed Basic and Advanced training at Fort Knox, graduating five months later.

May 20, 2013
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Ranzenhofer to convene series of public hearings

 

Examining proposed changes to New York’s Not-For-Profit Law

Senate Standing Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Chairman Michael H. Ranzenhofer  (R-C-I, Amherst) will begin to convene a series of public hearings this week to examine the re-codification of New York State’s not-for-profit corporation law, in an effort to reduce unnecessary burdens on nonprofits and to enhance nonprofit governance and oversight.

 

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 

Hearing Room B

May 19, 2013
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Monthly Column: Albany's new wasteful spending idea: taxpayer-funded campaigns

By: Michael H. Ranzenhofer

The onslaught of public corruption and scandals that has rocked State government, for many years before I started serving in the State Senate and most recently during the last month or so, has spurred some in Albany to propose implementing a statewide taxpayer funded campaign finance system, similar to the one in New York City.  

However, funding political campaigns with the tax dollars of hardworking Western New Yorkers is a bad idea.  

May 15, 2013
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Williamsville Business Association Meeting

Williamsville, N.Y. - State Senator Mike Ranzenhofer speaks at a meeting of the Williamsville Business Association at Milos Restaurant.

May 14, 2013
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Ginger Lindner

Ginger Lindner has made outstanding contributions in enriching the quality of life for the community and beyond.

As a member of the Ladies Auxiliary at the Clarence American Legion, Ms. Lindner approached her fellow members with the idea to send care packages to troops serving overseas. They agreed and, for the past seven years, Ms. Lindner and her fellow members have organized, prepared and sent over 3,000 care packages to men and women of the Armed Forces serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. As a tribute for her service, she received an American Flag that had been flown over a hostile region in Iraq, from Lt. Col. Mark Ables of the 914th Air Lift Wing on behalf of his C-130 Unit. 

May 13, 2013
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Ranzenhofer launches petition drive to reject Federal budget proposal’s “Double Tax Plan”

 

Eliminates state and local tax deduction on Federal tax return
139,101 WNY taxpayers would be hit with average tax hike of $2,800
Over 3.2 million New Yorkers to see tax increase if enacted

 

State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer today urged New Yorkers to sign his new online petition, rejecting Federal budget proposals that would increase taxes on Western New Yorkers by an average of $2,800.  Click here to sign the petition.

May 10, 2013
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Ranzenhofer joins Village of Williamsville officials for Picture Main Street project announcement

Williamsville, NY - State Senator Mike Ranzenhofer receives a copy of the Picture Main Street Plan from Williamsville Mayor Brian Kulpa. The Village of Williamsville announced Friday that the plan has been presented to the New York State Department of Transportation. 

The Picture Main Street plan is a pedestrian-oriented streetscape project with a main goal of promoting safer crossing, universal access and improve the overall experience on Main Street in the Village of Williamsville. Click here for more information. 

May 9, 2013
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Join the Fight -- Say NO to a New $2,800 Tax Increase for Western New Yorkers!

I agree with you Senator Ranzenhofer - Enough is enough!  

I strongly oppose the Federal budget proposal that would increase taxes for Western New Yorkers by an average of $2,800!
Click here for more information about the Federal budget proposal.

 

May 9, 2013
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Ranzenhofer selects Lindner as Woman of Distinction

Clarence resident honored at State Capitol ceremony

 

Albany, N.Y. –  State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer honored Clarence resident Ginger Lindner Tuesday evening at the 16th Annual Women of Distinction ceremony, recognizing her outstanding contributions in enriching the quality of life for the community and beyond.

May 9, 2013
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Public Hearing: To examine the re-codification of New York State’s not-for-profit corporation law in an effort to reduce unnecessary burdens on nonprofits and to enhance nonprofit governance and oversight

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Senate Standing Committee on Corporations, Authorities, and CommissionsChair: Senator Michael H. RanzenhoferPublic Hearing: To examine the re-codification of New York State’s not-for-profitcorporation law in an effort to reduce unnecessary burdens on nonprofitsand to enhance nonprofit governance and oversightPlace: Monroe County Office Building, 39 West Main Street,Rochester, New YorkTime: 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.Contact: Randi Malman (518) 455-3161Media Contact: Daniel Aikin (716) 631-8695ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

Corps Public Hearing Notice and Bill

Senate Bill 5198

May 28, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Public Hearing: To examine the re-codification of New York State’s not-for-profit corporation law in an effort to reduce unnecessary burdens on nonprofits and to enhance nonprofit governance and oversight

Senate Standing Committee on Corporations, Authorities, and CommissionsChair: Senator Michael H. RanzenhoferPublic Hearing: To examine the re-codification of New York State’s not-for-profitcorporation law in an effort to reduce unnecessary burdens on nonprofitsand to enhance nonprofit governance and oversightPlace: Senate Hearing Room, 250 Broadway, 19th Floor, New York, New YorkTime: 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.Contact: Randi Malman (518) 455-3161Media Contact: Daniel Aikin (716) 631-8695ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

May 24, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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