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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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Committee Meeting: Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Senator Michael Ranzenhofer, Chair 1:30 PM, Monday, April 22, 2013 Room 801 LOB

April 22, 1:30 PM - 1:45 PM
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Ranzenhofer adds name to bill repealing NYSAFE Act

Joins 14 State Senators in calling for repeal of law
Writes letter to NYS Police Superintendent to discuss implementation
Intends to introduce bill to stop warrantless access to medical records

 

 

Batavia, N.Y. – State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer has announced that he has added his name as a co-sponsor to legislation (S3948) repealing the NYSAFE Act.

 

April 18, 2013
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Monthly Column: 2013-14 State Budget passes on time for third year in a row

By: Michael H. Ranzenhofer

As your State Senator, I want to report that the third consecutive on-time State Budget has been approved– the first time that has happened in nearly 30 years.  The 2013-14 State Budget is a fiscally balanced plan that closes a billion dollar budget gap by controlling spending.

The new fiscal plan protects your household budget by avoiding tax increases.  In fact, it reduces, and then eliminates, a tax surcharge on your energy bills.  

April 17, 2013
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Tax relief for small businesses, help for returning veterans part of State Budget

The 2013-14 State Budget will reduce taxes for hundreds of thousands of small businesses and manufacturers, including a new tax credit for businesses hiring a returning veteran. 

March 28, 2013
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Ranzenhofer: State Budget reforms will save businesses almost $1 billion in cost-savings

The 2013-14 State Budget includes substantial reforms to the State's unemployment insurance and workers' compensation programs, expecting to save businesses almost $1 billion. 

March 28, 2013
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Ranzenhofer: State Budget phases out energy tax surcharge

The 2013-14 State Budget phases out the energy tax surcharge over three years, rejecting the Executive Budget proposal to extend the tax for an additional five years.  As a result, every ratepayer- both individuals and businesses- will see a reduction in taxes on their utility bills. Click here for more information about Senator Ranzenhofer's efforts to eliminate the energy tax surcharge.

March 28, 2013
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Ranzenhofer: State Budget helps seniors

The 2013-14 State Budget fully funds the EPIC prescription drug program, helping 270,000 seniors with the high costs of their prescription drugs. The State Budget also delivers $912 million in property tax relief to senior homeowners as part of the Enhanced STAR program. 

March 28, 2013
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Ranzenhofer: State Budget provides tax relief for families

The 2013-14 State Budget provides more than $1 billion in tax relief over three years for middle-class families to make up for the value of child tax credits eroded by inflation and continues the lowest personal income tax rates in 60 years. 

March 28, 2013
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Your Voice with Senator Ranzenhofer - March 26

Senator Ranzenhofer discusses the 2013-14 State Budget. 

March 27, 2013
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Statement on 2013-14 State Budget

 

 

Albany, N.Y. – The New York State Senate has completed passage of the 2013-14 State Budget. State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer (R, C, I – Amherst) has issued the following statement:

 

“The State Senate has finished passage of an early State Budget for the third year in a row – a first in over 30 years.  The 2013-14 State Budget is a balanced, fiscally responsible plan that closes a billion dollar budget gap without tax increases.

 

For middle-class families, the budget provides over $1 billion in tax relief over three years to make up for the value of child tax credits eroded by inflation and ensures the continuation of the lowest personal income tax rates in 60 years.

 

March 27, 2013
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Ranzenhofer outlines CHIPS funding for Genesee County

2013-14 State Budget increases funding for road, bridge projects; Genesee county to get $275K more, 19 percent year-over-year increase

Albany, N.Y. – State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer has announced that the 2013-14 State Budget will increase funding for the Consolidated Local Street and Highway Improvement Program (CHIPS), providing more than $275,000 in additional funding for infrastructure projects in Genesee County.

March 25, 2013
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Ranzenhofer outlines CHIPS funding for Erie County

2013-14 State Budget increases funding for road, bridge projects

Albany, N.Y. – State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer has announced that the 2013-14 State Budget will increase funding for the Consolidated Local Street and Highway Improvement Program (CHIPS).

“For the first time in five years, more funding for local road and bridge repair projects will go directly to towns, cities and villages in Erie County.  Maintaining and improving our infrastructure is so important to our economy, while keeping drivers and their passengers safe,” said Senator Ranzenhofer.

March 25, 2013
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Ranzenhofer outlines CHIPS funding for Monroe County

2013-14 State Budget increases funding for road, bridge projects

Albany, N.Y. – State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer has announced that the 2013-14 State Budget will increase funding for the Consolidated Local Street and Highway Improvement Program (CHIPS).

“For the first time in five years, more funding for local road and bridge repair projects will go directly to towns, cities and villages in Monroe County.  Maintaining and improving our infrastructure is so important to our economy, while keeping drivers and their passengers safe,” said Senator Ranzenhofer.

March 25, 2013
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Your Voice with Senator Ranzenhofer - March 11

Senator Ranzenhofer updates his constituents on what's going on in the State Capitol, including the Family Tax Relief Act, efforts to reinstate the STAR rebate check program, and the "Grown in NY" Plan.

Click here for more information about the Family Tax Relief Act.

Click here for additional details regarding the "Grown in NY" Plan.

March 12, 2013
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Ranzenhofer gives State Budget update at GCEDC Luncheon

Batavia, N.Y. - Senator Ranzenhofer gives an update on the progress of the 2013-14 State Budget to attendees of the annual luncheon for the Genesee County Economic Development Center. 

March 8, 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, Monday, March 18, 2013 Room 801 LOB

March 18, 1:30 PM - 1:33 PM
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Ranzenhofer talks about the recently unveiled "Grown in NY" plan

Albany, N.Y. - State Senator Mike Ranzenhofer outlines some of the major items included in the recently unveiled "Grown in NY" plan.  The plan would strengthen New York's $5.2 billion agriculture industry by expanding markets for New York-grown products, improving the bottom lines of family farms and investing in the future of farming. Click here for more information about the "Grown in NY" plan.

March 6, 2013
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Ranzenhofer backs “Grown in NY” plan

Plan aims to grow agriculture and family farms

Albany, N.Y. – State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer has announced his support for the “Grown in New York” plan.  The plan would strengthen the State’s $5.2 billion agriculture industry by expanding markets for New York-grown products, improving the bottom lines of family farms, and investing in the future of farming.

March 5, 2013
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Your Voice with Senator Ranzenhofer - March 4

State Senator Mike Ranzenhofer updates constituents on the State Budget process, 2013 Family Tax Relief Act and many other issues.

March 5, 2013
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