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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 15, 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 10, 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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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: Hamilton Hearing Room B, Legislative Office Building, 2nd Floor,Albany, 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 22, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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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, Monday, May 6, 2013 Room 801 LOB

May 6, 1:30 PM - 1:53 PM
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Ranzenhofer joins Rochester officials for College Town groundbreaking

Rochester, N.Y. - State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer joins University of Rochester officials, Mt. Hope community members, and other government leaders for the groundbreaking of College Town.

Located at the intersection of Mt. Hope and Elmwood avenues, College Town is a comprehensive plan to redevelop 14 acres owned by the University of Rochester to provide destination dining, shopping, and services in one city of Rochester setting. For more information about the project, click here.

May 2, 2013
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Ranzenhofer’s Unyts community blood drive a success!

Batavia, N.Y. – State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer’s Unyts community blood drive at the Batavia Downs Casino on Saturday could help to save up to 66 lives.  In total, 22 residents donated blood during the five-hour blood drive.  Ranzenhofer sponsored the Unyts community blood drive as part of National Donate Life month.

PHOTO: Senator Ranzenhofer talks to City of Batavia resident Paula Suttell while she donates blood.

May 1, 2013
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Three Batavia Downs host communities to see rise in VLT aid

2013 State Budget increases VLT aid by 22 percent from prior year
Host communities for Batavia Downs will receive $112K more

Albany, N.Y. –  State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer has announced that three Batavia Downs host communities will receive a 22 percent increase in Video Lottery Terminal (VLT) aid as part of the 2013-14 State Budget.

April 30, 2013
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Your Voice with Senator Ranzenhofer - April 29

Senator Ranzenhofer talks about the 2013-14 State Budget and Unyts community blood drives in Clarence and Batavia. 

April 30, 2013
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Ranzenhofer’s Unyts community blood drive a success!

Williamsville, N.Y. – State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer’s Unyts community blood drive at the Eastern Hills Mall on Saturday could help to save up to 27 lives.  Residents donated blood during the five-hour blood drive.  Ranzenhofer sponsored the Unyts community blood drive as part of National Donate Life month.

PHOTO: Senator Ranzenhofer talks to Sharon Bucklaew while she donates blood.

April 27, 2013
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Ranzenhofer sponsors blood drive at Batavia Downs Casino

Partners with Unyts to celebrate National Donate Life month
One blood donation can save up to 3 lives
Encourages enrollment in NYS Donate Life Registry

 

Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer will be hosting an open-to-the-public blood drive with Unyts, WNY’s only organ, eye, tissue and community blood center, on Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Clubhouse of the Batavia Downs Casino.

 

April 23, 2013
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Ranzenhofer to sponsor blood drive at Eastern Hills Mall

Partners with Unyts to celebrate National Donate Life month
One blood donation can save up to 3 lives
Encourages enrollment in NYS Donate Life Registry

 

Williamsville, N.Y. – Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer will be hosting an open-to-the-public blood drive with Unyts, WNY’s only organ, eye, tissue and community blood center, on Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Eastern Hills Mall Neighborhood Blood Donation Center.

 

April 19, 2013
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