Albany, N.Y. - New York State Senate Veterans' Hall of Fame Honoree Jim Neider reflects on his service in the United States Army and the induction ceremony in the State Capitol. Senator Ranzenhofer nominated Neider from the 61st Senate District. Click here to learn more.
Albany, N.Y. – United States Army Specialist 5th Class James B. Neider has been selected – by State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer – as a New York State Senate Veterans’ Hall of Fame Honoree for the 61st District for his gallantry in the U.S. Armed Forces and service to the community.
Neider volunteered to serve in 1968 after receiving a Bachelor degree in Education. He served in Germany with the 3rd Armored Division’s 503rd Military Police Company.
State Senator Mike Ranzenhofer joins Assemblyman Steve Hawley and local veterans to unveil a new name for Route 98, Genesee and Orleans Veterans Memorial Highway. Senator Ranzenhofer authored the law to designate the highway in honor of area veterans.
Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer will host a public forum for the Joint Senate Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction this Friday, May 23 from 10 a.m. to noon at Batavia City Hall, One Batavia City Centre. Members of the public are invited to attend and participate in the discussion.
The forum is one of seventeen statewide to solicit input on the rise of heroin and opioids and to develop legislative recommendations for treating and preventing addiction and its consequences.
As I outlined in my column last month, the new State Budget gives all Western New Yorkers the opportunity to succeed. However, it does more than just that. The 2014-15 State Budget also implements a new fraud prevention measure to prevent welfare fraud, includes more funding for local road repairs, and delivers real results for seniors.
Albany, NY - Senator Ranzenhofer updates constituents about his efforts in the State Capitol, including a bill to designate yogurt as the official State snack, honoring Chili Senior Center Director Mary Anne Sears as a 2014 Woman of Distinction, and a recent program to stop old electronics from being sent to a landfill.
Albany, NY - Senator Mike Ranzenhofer honored Chili Senior Center Director Mary Anne Sears at a State Capitol ceremony. Sears is the 2014 Woman of Distinction for the 61st Senate District. Click here for more information.
Chili Senior Center Director honored at State Capitol ceremony
Albany, N.Y. – State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer honored Chili Senior Center Director of Programs for the Aging Mary Anne Sears Tuesday evening at the 17th Annual Women of Distinction ceremony, recognizing her outstanding contributions in enriching the quality of life for the community and beyond.
Albany, N.Y. – The New York State Senate has passed legislation, sponsored by State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer, to name yogurt as the official snack for the State of New York. The bill, S.6695, passed by a 52 to 8 vote.
“Yogurt is not only a delicious, healthy treat; it is also an economic driver for many communities in New York, with yogurt manufacturers located all across the State–from Western New York to Long Island. That is why yogurt is such a suitable choice to be New York’s State snack,” said Ranzenhofer. “I am pleased that the State Senate has approved this bill, and I encourage the State Assembly to pass it.”
Green practice stops hazardous e-waste from going to a landfill
State Senator Mike Ranzenhofer will offer residents an opportunity to recycle old electronics at a free drop-off event on Saturday, May 10th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Eastern Hills Mall, 4545 Transit Road.
Senator Ranzenhofer is committed to using green practices to positively impact the environment.
Albany, N.Y. – State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer has announced today that the Senate Investigations and Government Operations Committee has approved Senate Bill No. S6695. The legislation, authored by Senator Ranzenhofer, would designate yogurt as the official State snack.
A Byron-Bergen fourth-grade class, while studying the history and government of New York State, wrote to Senator Ranzenhofer to suggest the idea for the bill.
Dear Students,Thank you for your wonderful contribution to the New York State Senate’s Earth Day Poster Contest. This year we received many outstanding posters that exemplify the creativity of the young people in the 61st Senatorial District.Each entry from my District displayed tremendous originality and vision as well as obvious concern for the ecological future of our communities and our state. I am proud of your work and that of your classmates, and encourage you to continue to study and learn more about the serious challenges that face our environment.I am pleased to announce that the winner of the 2014 Earth Day Poster Contest from my District is:Cassandra BGrade 6Saint Gregory the Great School
By working together in a bi-partisan manner, we’ve just enacted the 2014-15 State Budget. Not only is the budget on-time for the fourth consecutive year, it’s also the fourth consecutive one to reduce taxes. More importantly, this fiscal plan is balanced and responsible.
The new State Budget will help New York to move in the right direction and give all Western New Yorkers the opportunity to succeed!
Williamsville, NY- The United States Department of Education has recognized Maple West Elementary as a 2013 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence designation. Students at Maple West Elementary invited Senator Mike Ranzenhofer to celebrate the school's new designation.
Picture: Senator Ranzenhofer congratulates faculty, staff, students, and parents as part of the school's celebration.