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Southwest Quadrant's Community Fair & Scavenger Hunt

Rochester, NY- Senator Mike Ranzenhofer and Jefferson Avenue Business Association Past President Nora Herbert pose for a picture during the Community Fair & Scavenger Hunt at the Genesee Valley Sports Complex.  The event is a free opportunity for residents living in the Southwest to come learn about neighborhood resources and meet other neighbors while having fun!

April 18, 2015
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EARTH DAY 2015 POSTER CONTEST: DISTRICT 61

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 2015 Earth Day Poster Contest from my District is:

April 13, 2015
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Monroe County: Funding for Local Road, Bridge Repairs Hits New High

State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer has announced today that the 2015-16 State Budget makes a record level of investment to support local highway, road and bridge repair projects.  

 

The new State Budget allocates a total of $488 million in statewide funding, including $438 million for the Consolidated Local Street and Highway Improvement Program (CHIPS) and $50 million for Extreme Winter Recovery.

 

April 9, 2015
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Genesee County: Funding for Local Road, Bridge Repairs Hits New High

State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer has announced today that the 2015-16 State Budget makes a record level of investment to support local highway, road and bridge repair projects.  

 

The new State Budget allocates a total of $488 million in statewide funding, including $438 million for the Consolidated Local Street and Highway Improvement Program (CHIPS) and $50 million for Extreme Winter Recovery.

 

April 9, 2015
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Erie County: Funding for Local Road, Bridge Repairs Hits New High

State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer has announced today that the 2015-16 State Budget makes a record level of investment to support local highway, road and bridge repair projects.  

 

The new State Budget allocates a total of $488 million in statewide funding, including $438 million for the Consolidated Local Street and Highway Improvement Program (CHIPS) and $50 million for Extreme Winter Recovery.

 

April 9, 2015
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Senate Confirms New Commissioner of Economic Development

Senator Ranzenhofer comments on the floor of the State Senate during the confirmation process of Howard Zemsky as Commissioner of Economic Development and President & CEO of Empire State Development Corporation.

March 31, 2015
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Senate Confirms New Thruway Authority Chair

Senator Ranzenhofer comments on the floor of the State Senate during the confirmation process of Joanne Mahoney as Chair of the New York State Thruway Authority.

March 31, 2015
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March 19, 2015
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Senate Passes Brighter Future Budget Plan

By: Michael H. Ranzenhofer

 

I am pleased to report that the State Senate is moving the State Budget process forward with a balanced, fiscally responsible plan that will cut taxes, control spending and build a brighter future for Western New York. 

 

The Senate one-house budget resolution reflects many of my major budget priorities, especially securing continued funding for Roswell Park, ending the GEA budget cuts, providing more direct tax relief to homeowners and small businesses, and maintaining our roads and bridges.  

 

March 18, 2015
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Senate Passes Legislation to Prohibit Sex Offenders from Living in Community Residences with Individuals with Developmental Disabilities

Albany, N.Y. – The New York State Senate today passed legislation that would prohibit registered sex offenders from living with individuals with developmental disabilities in community residences operated or licensed by the state. 

 

The bill (S2885), sponsored by Senator Michael Ranzenhofer (R-C-I, Amherst), strengthens current protections and helps ensure that individuals with developmental disabilities are living in a safe environment. 

 

March 16, 2015
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Statement on Senate Budget Resolution

Albany, NY – The New York State Senate has passed its one-house budget resolution. State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer has issued the following statement:

 

March 12, 2015
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Ranzenhofer Named Deputy Majority Leader for Economic Development

New leadership role to focus on job creation, economy

 

Albany, NY – State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer has been named Deputy Majority Leader for Economic Development as part of the Senate Republican Majority’s Leadership Team.  The new leadership position involves more responsibilities to develop economic development policies.

 

March 12, 2015
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Grown in NY Plan

The Grown in New York plan will help to meet consumers’ demands for locally-grown food, support local farmers in their efforts to provide quality, fresh food, and strengthen rural communities. Click here for more information. 

March 11, 2015
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Ranzenhofer Backs ‘Grown in New York’ Plan

New commitment will help strengthen agriculture industry

 

State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer, member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, announced his support today for the “Grown in New York” initiative to help meet consumers’ demands for locally-grown food, support local farmers in their efforts to provide quality, fresh food, and strengthen rural communities.

 

"Family farms all across Genesee County are a major contributor to New York’s $5 billion agriculture industry.  The initiatives proposed as part of the Grown in New York plan will help to grow our family farms and their employees by delivering more healthy, fresh food to our tables," said Ranzenhofer.

 

March 10, 2015
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Genesee County Economic Development Center Annual Luncheon

Batavia, NY- State Senator Michael Ranzenhofer gives remarks at Genesee County Economic Development Center's annual luncheon at Batavia Downs. 

March 6, 2015
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2015 Constituent Questionnaire

As your State Senator, your views are important to me.  To best represent your needs and interests, I need your input. That is why I am asking constituents to complete this 2015 Legislative Questionnaire. Your responses will help me focus on the issues most important to you and your family. Be assured that your responses and information will remain confidential. Thank you in advance for taking the time to participate!

February 23, 2015
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End the GEA

By: Michael H. Ranzenhofer

Back in 2010, when the Legislature was controlled by New York City Democrats, taxpayers all across the Empire State were repeatedly hurt by bad decisions.  New job-killing taxes were imposed.  State expenditures spiraled out of control. Among the worst was the creation of the Gap Elimination Adjustment or GEA.

 

The GEA resulted in billions of dollars being unfairly taken away from our local school districts, especially in rural and suburban areas of New York.  Since then, this multi-billion dollar budget cutting scheme has hurt local schools and property taxpayers.  

 

February 18, 2015
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Ranzenhofer, Hawley Author Bill to Enact Special State Law

Legislation would allow rifles for deer hunting in Genesee County

 

Albany, NY – State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer and Assemblyman Stephen Hawley have introduced special legislation, S.1292/A.4367, in the New York State Legislature to allow the use of rifles for big game hunting in Genesee County.

 

“In several areas of New York State, sportsmen are allowed to hunt deer with rifles and this change in law would allow the use of rifles in Genesee County,” said Ranzenhofer.  “As the this year’s session progresses, Assemblyman Hawley and I will be working together to get this bill signed into law.”

 

Assemblyman Stephen Hawley is sponsoring the bill in the State Assembly.

February 11, 2015
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Your Voice with Senator Ranzenhofer - February 9

Senator Ranzenhofer discusses the Executive Budget proposal, funding for Roswell Park Cancer Institute, and major priorities for the State's $5 billion windfall from numerous bank settlements.

February 9, 2015
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Ranzenhofer Receives Committee Assignments

Albany, NY – State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer will serve as Chairman of the Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Committee for the 2015-16 Legislative Session.

 

“It has been my pleasure, as Chair of the Committee for the last four years, to work with my colleagues to enact 75 bills into law that will positively impact authorities, commissions and corporations across the state for years to come.  We have updated New York’s Not-for-Profit laws for the first time in 40 years, dissolved defunct commissions, and forced more transparency at public authorities.  I am eager to continue the important work of this Committee,” said Ranzenhofer.

 

January 30, 2015
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