Michael Ranzenhofer

Brendan Keany
Mike Baggerman
December 06, 2019 - 1:58 pm
AMHERST, N.Y. (WBEN) - New York State Senator Michael Ranzenhofer will retire from his seat in Albany at the end of his term in 2020. "It has been the highest privilege to represent the many communities of WNY and I am proud of what we have accomplished together on behalf of residents," Ranzenhofer...
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Mike Baggerman
November 27, 2018 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - State Senator Michael Ranzenhofer called a bill which would mandate a background check of social media when applying for a handgun license "outrageous". The bill, which was introduced by Brooklyn State Senator Kevin Parker earlier this month, would require the person applying...
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Candidates ushered behind closed doors to meet with county GOP leaders in NY27. August 21, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
August 21, 2018 - 2:50 pm
BATAVIA, N.Y. (WBEN) - Republican hopefuls for the spot on the ballot in November for New York's 27th congressional district are meeting Tuesday at Batavia Downs Casinos with chairs representing counties in the district. Each interview will last about 30 minutes with nine candidates scheduled to be...
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Brendan Keany
Mike Baggerman
August 20, 2018 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Interviews with the republicans who may replace Congressman Chris Collins on the ballot in November begin this week. The favorite according to WBEN sources is State Senator Michael Ranzenhofer who is in his fifth term as a state legislator representing parts of Erie and...
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Erie County GOP Chair Nick Langworthy with Ontario County GOP Chair Trisha Turner. August 14, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
August 14, 2018 - 11:28 pm
BATAVIA, N.Y. (WBEN) - County GOP leaders in the eight counties represented by New York’s 27th congressional district will begin contacting candidates to replace Congressman Chris Collins on the ballot in November with plans to interview the candidates next week. The meeting with the eight GOP...
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Dave Debo
February 19, 2018 - 7:57 am
(WBEN) Democrats may have found their candidate to challenge Congressman Chris Collins in November, but the issue isn't quite settled yet, with Erie County Party Chairman Jeremy Zellner suggesting that three other candidates are likely to still petition for a primary. Last week, the chairs of each...
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Allan Harris
February 04, 2018 - 5:48 am
(WBEN) Senator Patrick Gallivan of Elma is trying to make it mandatory for all New York State Schools, including private schools, to report cases of abuse. His office sen t out the following release: Senator Patrick M. Gallivan, (R-C-I, Elma) announces legislation (S-7372) to close a loophole in...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
July 12, 2017 - 2:34 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – Members of the New York State Opioid Task Force hosted a hearing on the opioid, heroin, and addiction epidemic at Erie Community College’s City Campus on Wednesday morning. State Senator Chris Jacobs led the meetings and explained the purpose of these hearings are to assess...
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Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - The push for ridesharing in New York has turned in to the push for ridesharing to begin earlier. Currently a ridesharing law is set to take effect on July 9 following the 90-day waiting period mandated in the legislation. Lawmakers now though are pushing for rules to be adopted...
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