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STOP Pensions for Convicted Legislators!

Senator Ranzenhofer led efforts to strip convicted legislators of their pensions.  Mike had previously started an online petition to support his proposal.  Despite tremendous support, the Assembly Leadership had refused to pass this commonsense proposal the last two years. As a result of Mike’s leadership and public pressure, the Legislature finally passed legislation to stop […]

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Protecting our Community and Taking on the Heroin Epidemic

Senator Ranzenhofer hosted a community forum to discuss the ongoing heroin epidemic plaguing communities across NY state.  Mike was joined by experts from the medical, treatment and law enforcement communities. As a result of community input and Mike’s involvement on the Joint Senate Committee on Heroin and Opioid Addition, he introduced and co-sponsored several legislative […]

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Take Your Legislator to Work: Mike Visits Byron-Bergen CSD

Mike joined teachers, students and administrators as part of the New York State United Teachers’ “Take Your Legislator to Work Day”.  Mike has been an outspoken advocate for rural school districts and in 2013 introduced legislation from a Byron-Bergen 4th grade class to make Yogurt the State Snack.

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Godfrey’s Pond Welcomes Senator Ranzenhofer

Senator Ranzenhofer joined board members from the Genesee County Fish & Game Protective Association at Godfrey’s Pond to meet with sportsmen and women to discuss their ongoing conservation efforts and tour the grounds .  Mike has been a strong advocate for expanding hunting and conservation opportunities across NYS.

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Ranzenhofer: Stand up for Farmers!

Mike recently joined Capital Tonight to urge the Governor to defend NYS Farmers from a New York Civil Liberties Union lawsuit (NYCLU) which would have a devastating impact on our agriculture industry. Mike lead efforts in 2010 to kill a similar legislative proposal and the NYS Farm Bureau has urged the State to defend itself […]

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Upstate Schools Win! GEA ENDED!

Few issues have been more important to Senator Ranzenhofer than ending the Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA).  The GEA was funding gimmick implemented by Senate Democrats in 2009 which took billions of dollars from schools and had a disproportionate negative impact on upstate rural and suburban school districts. Since its implementation, Mike has worked to reduce […]

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Ranzenhofer Secures Transportation Aid for Upstate NY

As a member of the Senate Transportation Committee and Co-Leader of the WNY Delegation, Mike understands the importance of investing in our infrastructure. The  Governor’s Executive budget proposal shortchanged Upstate Roads and Bridges by almost $6 billion when compared to downstate’s MTA capital program.  Senator Ranzenhofer made restoring transportation parity one of his top priorities. […]

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