Michael H. Ranzenhofer

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Dear Resident of the 61st Senate District:

Thank you for taking the time to visit my website! 

At my website, you’ll be able to check out what I’m doing in Albany and in our community, learn more about my positions on important issues, and take a look at legislation I’m sponsoring in the State Senate.

Here are a few quick links to different areas of my website:

Click here to view legislation before the State Senate.

Click here for a map of the 61st State Senate District.

July 31, 2015
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Ranzenhofer Sponsors Erie County’s Largest Health Fair

Free health services, screenings and information from 90 organizations

 

Amherst, NY– A total of 90 organizations will provide health information, services and screenings to residents at Senator Ranzenhofer’s Family Health Fair. The event is scheduled for Saturday, August 1st from 9 a.m. to noon at the Amherst Senior Center, 370 John James Audubon Parkway in Amherst.

 

July 30, 2015
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New Law Permits Rifles for Deer Hunting in Genesee County

Governor Cuomo has signed Senator Ranzenhofer's bill into law, allowing the use of rifles for big game hunting in Genesee County.  Last fall, the Genesee County Legislature and the Genesee County Federation of Sportsman Club requested the special legislation.

Photo: Senator Ranzenhofer presents a ceremonial pen certificate to representatives of the Genesee County Federation of Sportsman Club.

July 27, 2015
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Ranzenhofer Partners with Unyts for Blood Drive at Erie County’s Largest Family Health Fair

Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer will be sponsoring an open-to-the-public blood drive with Unyts– Western New York’s only Organ, Eye, Tissue and Community Blood Center– during the 2015 Family Health Fair on Saturday, August 1st from 9 a.m. to noon at the Amherst Senior Center, 370 John James Audubon Parkway. 

 

To schedule an appointment, visit www.unyts.org, click the “Donate Blood” icon and enter Sponsor Code 001201 or call Unyts at (716) 512-7940.

 

“One person needs blood every two seconds.  Your blood donation can save up to three lives, helping our family members, friends and neighbors right here in Western New York.  I encourage residents to schedule an appointment to help save lives,” said Senator Ranzenhofer.  

July 22, 2015
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Property Tax Cap Renewal Secures Continued Savings, Prevents Spiraling Tax Increases for Years to Come

By: Michael H. Ranzenhofer

I am pleased to report that one of my top legislative priorities, extending the property tax cap, has been accomplished during the final days of the 2015 Legislative Session.  

 

Residents all across the 61st Senate District have stressed the importance of renewing the tax cap.  In fact, three out of every four residents expressed to me their support for making the property tax cap permanent in a recent Constituent Questionnaire.

 

July 15, 2015
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Rotary Club of Akron-Newstead

Akron, NY - Senator Ranzenhofer provides an update on the 2015 Legislative Session to members of the Rotary Club of Akron-Newstead.

July 9, 2015
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Save the Date: Family Health Fair

Senator Ranzenhofer's Family Health Fair is scheduled for Saturday, August 1st from 9 a.m. to noon at the Amherst Senior Center, 370 John James Audubon Parkway. 

July 7, 2015
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Fourth of July Parade

Akron, NY - Senator Ranzenhofer celebrates Independence Day by walking in the Fourth of July Parade in Akron.

July 4, 2015
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Electronics Recycling Event is a Huge Success!

Chili, NY - More than 800 residents recycled a total of 106,000 pounds of electronics at Senator Ranzenhofer's event in May. Senator Ranzenhofer sponsored the electronics recycling event to prevent hazardous e-waste from going to landfills.  Part of the proceeds will go to the Greater Rochester Robotics Team. 

July 2, 2015
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Celebration of Hope at UB Stadium

Amherst, NY - Senator Mike Ranzenhofer joins hundreds of advocates, patients, survivors and doctors for Roswell Park's Celebration of Hope at UB Stadium.

June 26, 2015
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Results: 2015 Constituent Questionnaire

Senator Ranzenhofer has released the results of the 2015 Constituent Questionnaire.  Thousands of residents filled out the 14-question survey either by mail, via Facebook or at Senator Ranzenhofer's website. 

 

1. Do you believe that New York State is headed in the right direction?

Yes - 21%

No - 57%

Undecided - 22%

 

2. How would you rate New York's economy?

Good - 5%

Strong and Improving - 11%

Average - 43%

Weak and Worsening - 33%

Poor - 8%

June 23, 2015
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Press Conference at Daemen College

Amherst, NY - Daemen College hosted a press conference with Senator Ranzenhofer to announce that he has secured a $480,000 state grant to establish a Graduate Studies Technology Center at the college’s Research and Information Commons building. This is believed to be the second largest state grant ever received in the college’s history. Click here for more information. 

June 22, 2015
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Ranzenhofer Secures $480,000 State Grant for New Graduate Studies Technology Center at Daemen

Amherst, NY – Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer announced today that he has secured $480,000 in state funding to establish a Graduate Studies Technology Center in Daemen College’s Research and Information Commons building. This is believed to be the second largest state grant ever received in the college’s history.

 

June 22, 2015
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Senate, Assembly Pass Bill to Spur Investment in Vacant, Abandoned Residential Properties

New program aimed at about 70 properties located in City of Batavia

 

Albany, NY – A bill (S.5196A/A.7570A) has passed the State Senate and State Assembly that would allow the City of Batavia to provide tax relief for residents willing to redevelop abandoned properties into owner-occupied single-family residences.

 

The new program would create a real incentive for residents to redevelop distressed properties since the high level of investment often required outpaces the value of the redeveloped home, keeping these types of properties vacant for many years. 

 

June 19, 2015
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Monthly Column: 2015 Constituent Questionnaire Results

By: Michael H. Ranzenhofer

 

As your State Senator, your views are important to me; your input helps me to best represent you, your family and our community.  Earlier this year, I offered residents an opportunity to share their opinions with me in a 2015 Constituent Questionnaire.

 

The 2015 Constituent Questionnaire collected input on a number of important legislative issues, including New York’s economy, Common Core, minimum wage, and more.  Thousands of residents, all across the 61st Senate District, filled out the 14-question survey either by mail, via Facebook or at my website.  

 

The results of the questionnaire have been compiled, and I would like to share some of the figures with you:

June 17, 2015
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Flag Day Ceremony

Williamsville, NY - Senator Ranzenhofer participates in a Flag Day Ceremony at Forest Elementary School.

June 12, 2015
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Ranzenhofer Reads to First-Grade Class

Rochester, NY - Senator Ranzenhofer reads Splish, Splash, Splat! by Rob Scotton to a group of first-grade students at Dr. Walter Cooper Academy School No. 10. 

June 5, 2015
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News & Views - June 3

Senator Ranzenhofer provides an update on the Keep the Cap campaign, hunting legislation for Genesee County and a recent Electronics Recycling Drop-off event in the Town of Chili.

June 3, 2015
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Ranzenhofer Partners with Greater Rochester Robotics Team

Chili, NY - Senator Ranzenhofer and the Greater Rochester Robotics Team at Churchville-Chili School District partner to keep our landfills free of hazardous electronic waste.  Part of the proceeds from Senator Ranzenhofer's Electronics Recycling Event will go to the Robotics Team.

May 30, 2015
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State Senate Passes Bill Permitting Rifles for Deer Hunting

Legislation for Genesee County heads to State Assembly

 

Albany, NY – A bill, S.1292, to allow the use of rifles for big game hunting in Genesee County has passed the State Senate by a vote of 52 to 4.  State Senator Mike Ranzenhofer is the bill’s author and sponsor in the State Senate.

 

“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.  “I am pleased to report that the bill has passed the State Senate, and I am hopeful that the State Assembly will pass it before session ends next month.”

 

May 28, 2015
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