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by Senator Ranzenhofer

October, 2016

Earlier this year, I asked

for your views on a number of

state issues, including Western

New York’s economy and the

Common Core Learning Stan-

dards, as part of a nine-question

Legislative Questionnaire. As

your State Senator, your opinions

are important to me. Your input

helps me to better represent you,

your family and our community

in the New York State Senate.

Over 10,000 residents in the

61st Senate District– from Am-

herst to Rochester– responded

by completing and returning the

survey to my office. Thank you

to each and every resident who

completed the survey for sharing

your thoughts with me.

My district office continued

to receive responses in the mail

Legislative Questionnaire

Responses Help To Better Represent Our Community

even as late as the end of the

summer. Since then, answers to

the questionnaire have been com-

piled, and I would like to share

some of the results with you.

For the first question about

Western New York’s economy,

only twenty-three percent of

constituents said it was good,

strong and improving. That is

why I have been working to lower

taxes and eliminate regulations to

help our manufacturers and small

businesses grow our economy

and create jobs. For example,

the tax rates for manufacturers

and small businesses are at the

lowest levels since 1917 and 1968,

respectively. However, we still

have a long way to go.

Eighty-five percent of resi-

dents did not support the Gover-

nor’s budget proposal to allow un-

documented, illegal immigrants

to access state financial aid. I am

pleased to report that I worked to

successfully reject this provision,

and it was not included in the final

budget. If it had been enacted, it

would have cost taxpayers $27


Eighty-four percent of con-

stituents supported a fair share

of state transportation dollars

for Upstate New York’s roads

and bridges. As you may recall,

the Governor’s budget originally

shortchanged Upstate and West-

ern New York by $6 billion.

I fought, throughout the bud-

get process, for a fair and more

equitable distribution of resourc-

es, and I was able to deliver a

record level of funding, $27.1

billion, to fixWestern NewYork’s

highways, roads and bridges.

Lastly, almost sixty percent of

respondents endorsed legislation

to allow ride-sharing companies,

such as Uber and Lyft, to operate

in Upstate New York. Under ex-

isting state law, these companies

are not permitted to do business

in Western New York. While I

co-sponsored one bill and voted

for another to change the law, the

NewYork State Assembly did not

pass the legislation.

I hope that you find this

update about the questionnaire

results to be informative and

helpful. As always, I am here

to serve you. If I can ever be of

assistance to you or your family,

please do not hesitate to contact

me by phone at (716) 631-8695,

e-mail at

or on the web at ranzenhofer. or


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