Ensures state-of-the-art facility continues to be a regional asset for students all across Western New York
Williamsville, N.Y. – State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer has secured a $290,000 grant for the Williamsville Education Foundation to upgrade and replace outdated equipment for the Space Lab Planetarium at Williamsville North High School.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.