Joseph E. Robach's News items

WHEC-TV 10 Talks To Senator Robach

On Wednesday April 6th, I spoke with Brett Davidsen from WHEC-TV, Channel 10, regarding a man from Rochester who was filing fake tax returns from his prison cell. This is unacceptable and outrageous. To see last night's story, click on the link below.


April 7, 2011

Senator Robach Discusses Budget Agreement with WROC-TV

Click the link below to view Senator Robach's interview with WROC-TV (CBS Affiliate, Rochester) regarding the budget agreement reached on Sunday night.


March 28, 2011

Should New York Be Separated into Two States?

Here is the story from the Democrat and Chronicle regarding bill S712, sponsored by Senator Robach, that would allow voters to decide on whether the state should be split into upstate and downstate.

Democrat and Chronicle March 22, 2011

March 22, 2011

Senator Robach Discusses Hope for On-Time Budget with YNN Rochester

Senator Robach talked to YNN Rochester on Saturday, March 19th, regarding his hope for an on-time budget that will serve the people of New York State. Click the link below to view the video and read the story.

YNN Rochester


March 19, 2011

WHEC TV-10: Property Tax Cap Passes in State Senate

Click here to read Channel 10's coverage of the Property Tax Cap passing in the New York Senate on Monday, January 31st, and to see what Senator Robach had to say about the legislation on the Senate floor during the vote.

February 1, 2011

Senator Robach Speaks to Students at Rochester Academy Charter School

Recently, I had the opportunity to speak with students at Rochester Academy Charter School. To read about the students' experience and to view pictures from my visit, click on the link below.

Senator Robach Visits Rochester Academy Charter School


December 3, 2010

Democrat and Chronicle Editorial, Sunday, November 21st, 2010

Follow the link below to read my opinion editorial which appeared in the Democrat and Chronicle on Sunday, November 21st, 2010.

November 23, 2010

Business group assesses politicians' voting records



Rochester Business Journal

August 17, 2010


Stephen Hawley, William Reilich, Brian Kolb and Joseph Errigo voted pro-business most often among Rochester-area members of the state Assembly, and George Winner Jr., Joseph Robach and Catharine Young were the most pro-business in Senate, the New York chapter of the National Federation of Independent Business reported Tuesday.


Hawley, R-Batavia, voted pro-business 91 percent of the time over 12 months, the group’s data show. Reilich, R-Greece, Kolb, R-Canandaigua, and Errigo, R-Conesus, all voted pro-business on 82 percent of state legislation.


August 18, 2010

Senator Robach Talks Budget with 13WHAM

On Wednesday, July 27th, Senator Robach joined Evan Dawson and Norma Holland on 13WHAM News This Morning. During his interview, Senator Robach discussed the issues around the New York State budget and also discussed Mayoral Control for the City of Rochester. To see the story, click here.


July 28, 2010

Honor Trip Flight With Big Reception

Driadonna Roland • Staff Writer • June 21, 2010


It was a patriotic Father's Day celebration Sunday at

the Greater Rochester International Airport, where

multiple generations of loved ones gathered with

flags, balloons, banners, cheers and even tears.


Their presence was a surprise for a group of about

55 World War II veterans returning home from the

nation's capital, thanks to the organization Honor

Flight Rochester.


Joe LoSapio's proud family was among the loudest

June 21, 2010

Senator Robach Introduces New Jobs Initiative Program

02/18/2010 04:24 PM

Senator Robach Introduces New Jobs Initiative Program


By: Yevette Collins


Senator Robach Introduces New Jobs Initiative Program

New York Senator Joe Robach introduced a new jobs initiative program at PGM Corporation in Rochester Thursday afternoon.


The senator said the proposal focuses on four key components: cap on state spending, job creation tax credit, small business tax freedom plan, and a red tape moratorium plan.


February 19, 2010

New York State Tax Return Delay

New York State tax return delay

Posted at: 02/18/2010 5:31 PM | Updated at: 02/18/2010 7:45 PM By: Pat McGonigle |

Taxpayers are outraged. The state doesn't have enough money to pay it's bills so Governor Paterson may hold on to your state tax refund.

February 19, 2010

Book and Blanket program Launches

January 1, 2010

Book and Blanket program tries to get students wrapped up in reading Nestor RamosStaff writer

January 4, 2010

Splitting New York State?

Split New York state? Robach wants to know what counties think Jill TerreriStaff writer

December 23, 2009

Victory for NY drivers in the license plate debate

Victory for NY drivers in the license plate debate

Posted at: 12/11/2009 5:13 PM | Updated at: 12/11/2009 6:42 PM By: Ray Levato

It's a victory for New York drivers.

Governor Paterson is backing down on those new license plates. The governor calls it a Christmas present to the people and he says it shows he's listening. You won't have to pay $25 for those new blue and gold license plates after all.

December 23, 2009

Robach Working to Form Upstate Legislative Caucus

Non Partisan Group Will Focus On Solutions To Pressing Upstate Issues

State Senator Joe Robach announced recently that he is asking all of his Senate colleagues representing Upstate districts to join him in forming an Upstate Legislative Caucus whose goal will be to ensure that Upstate’s needs are being addressed and met during these challenging economic times.

April 1, 2009

Senator Robach Announces Grant to Expand Hillside's Vocational Training Programs

Grant will help fund renovations to Hillside Children’s Center Monroe Avenue Campus

State Senator Joseph Robach (R-56th District) announced recently that $250,000 has been secured to assist Hillside Children's Center (HCC) with its Monroe Avenue campus renovation project.

April 1, 2009

Senator Robach Announces New Job Creation Plan

Plan Includes Major Tax Cuts for Small Businesses and Manufacturers

Senator Joe Robach and his colleagues in the Senate Majority recently unveiled a new economic development plan that will create new jobs, particularly Upstate, revitalize communities and encourage young people to stay in New York State.

Provisions of the plan include new, job creating tax cuts for small businesses and manufacturers that will make them more competitive.

April 1, 2009

Senator Robach Announces Grant for Jones Square Neighborhood

State Senator Joe Robach along with Interfaith Action leader John Smith recently announced a $400,000 housing grant for the Historic Jones Square Neighborhood.  NCS Community Development Corporation and Providence Housing Development Corporation will rehab four properties that have a combined six residential units.  The announcement took place on the lawn of 64 Lozier Street, the first property rehabbed under the grant.  NCS, which is doing the rehab, has already secured a buyer for the house.

April 1, 2009

Lifetime Assistance's Legislative Breakfast

Senator Robach speaks at Lifetime Assistance's Legislative Breakfast, discussing group homes and day service options.

April 1, 2009
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