Joseph E. Robach's News items

The New York Library Association's 2008 Lobby Day In Albany

Senator Robach recently attended "The New York Library Association's 2008 Lobby Day" in Albany.  Shown here with fellow library advocates are Paula Smith (Director, Rochester Public Library), Kathy Miller (Executive Director, Rochester Regional Library Council), David Creek (Assistant Director, Community Library Services) and Ove Overmyer (Art Division, Rochester Public Library).

March 11, 2008
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Senator Robach Appointed Chairman Of Senate's Committee On Labor

Senator Robach Appointed Chairman of Senate’s Committee on Labor

Senator Robach today announced that he has been appointed as the new Chairman of the Senate’s Committee on Labor.

"I am happy to have been appointed Chairman of the Senate’s Committee on Labor," stated Senator Robach. "Under Senator Maziarz’s leadership, the Senate has reached historic grounds on many critical issues facing New York’s workforce and I look forward to continuing this success."

March 5, 2008
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Senator Robach To Co-chair Suny Legislative Alumni Caucus

The State University of New York, in concert with State Senator Joseph Robach, SUNY Brockport classes of 1980/82 and Member of Assembly Sam Hoyt, Buffalo State College class of 1992, have formed the SUNY Legislative Alumni Caucus - bringing together the 51 current members of the state legislature who are alumni of the State University. Senator Robach and Assemblyman Hoyt are the Caucus co-chairs.

February 1, 2008
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Senator Robach Challenges Governor's School Aid Proposal

             New York State Senator Joe Robach today called on Governor Spitzer to restore funding cuts to school districts in Monroe County included in his 2008-2009 School Aid Proposal.  Senator Robach was joined by Greece School Superintendent Steven Achramovitch and Greece School Board President Roger Boily.

January 31, 2008
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Robach Announces Funding For Renewable Energy Project

New York State Senator Joseph E. Robach, joined by County Executive Maggie Brooks, announced recently that Monroe County will receive a $56,000 grant for a Solar Photovoltaic (PV) system at the Monroe County Office Building in Rochester.

December 22, 2007
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Senator Robach And Senator Maziarz To Host Public Hearing On Keeping Kids On The Right Track

Senator Robach and Senator Maziarz announced today that they will be hosting a public hearing on Friday, October 12th, titled ‘Keeping Kids On The Right Track’ – strategies to help at risk youth avoid dropping out of school and becoming part of the growing problem of youth violence.

Senator Robach stated "With the growing trend of violence in the Rochester area, it is critically important to keep our youth off the streets and in schools.

October 26, 2007
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Robach Presents Two Local Veterans With NYS Military Awards

On Saturday, November 10th, New York State Senator Joe Robach presented two local veterans several New York State Military Awards.  Mr. James Hopkins, of Greece, was awarded the New York State Conspicuous Service Star, as well as the State Medal for Merit for his service in the Vietnam War.  His father, Mr.

October 12, 2007
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Senator Robach Honors Brighton Resident, Jessie Marvin Lazeroff , As The Woman Of Distinction In The 56th Senate District

Senator Joe Robach presented Jessie Marvin Lazeroff with the 2007 Senate Woman of Distinction Award on August 22nd at 7pm at Brighton Town Hall as part of the New York State Senate’s annual "Women of Distinction" ceremony.

"Jessie Marvin Lazeroff is a pillar of the greater Rochester community. Throughout her life as a Rochester resident, she has worn many hats and has contributed so much in the areas of economic development, education and community service," stated Senator Robach.

August 24, 2007
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Robach Legislation To Adjust Medicaid Rates And Reward Hospitals In New York State For Doing The Right Thing Passes The Legislature

New York State will also benefitfrom this legislation.

Senator Robach said, “Highland Hospital performs a vital mission in our community. They need to receive proper payment for the services they provide so they can reinvest and continue providing high quality health care services to our community.

July 26, 2007
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Senator Robach Helps Secure Funding For The Rochester Bioenterprise Center

“Rochester is one of the top communities for higher learning and the University of Rochester remains at the forefront of biotechnology research,” stated Senator Joe Robach, “Converting an existing laboratory building into an incubator for bioscience-related commercial ventures will provide the necessary tool for emerging companies to become the future employers of our community.

July 26, 2007
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Senator Robach Announces Senate Passage Of Funding For Facilities Modernization Plan In Rochester City School District

Senator Joe Robach announced  that the State Senate today passed his legislation (S.6347-A), a multi-million dollar funding bill that will help the Rochester City School District undertake a major renovation project to improve a number of its aging school buildings.  This bill also allows the District and the City of Rochester to form a joint schools construction board to manage and finance a comprehensive facilities modernization plan for Rochester’s

July 18, 2007
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Robach Legislation Creating New Agency To Aid The Hearing Impaired Signed Into Law

Senator Joe Robach announced today that legislation he sponsored in the State Senate designed to improve the delivery and development of services for New York’s deaf, deaf-blind and hard-of-hearing citizens was signed into law by the Governor. The bill, which passed unanimously in the Senate, was sponsored in the Assembly by Assemblyman Joe Morelle and also passed unanimously in that house.Senator Robach said, "I was proud to sponsor this bill in the State Senate and to have fought for its passage.

July 6, 2007
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Senate Majority Passes Comprehensive Plan To Overhaul Property Tax System In New York State

The New York State Senate today passed major property tax reform legislation that could result in the complete elimination of residential school property taxes in school districts that vote to phase out property taxes over five years, with revenue replaced with additional State funding.The New York "Stop Taxing Our Property" Reform Plan (NY-STOP) would: give school districts the authority to eliminate residential property taxes over five years, with revenue replaced by additional State funding; impose an immediate freeze on property tax assessments for seniors; create a

July 5, 2007
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Senate Passes Monroe County Child Abuse Prevention Bill

Provides $500,000 to Monroe County Nonprofits to Help Families in Need

The Senate unanimously passed a new initiative yesterday sponsored by Senator Joseph Robach designed to help prevent child abuse and neglect in the home through the visitation by trained child care experts to families at risk of abuse and neglect. The bill (S.4908-C) provides $500,000 to non-profits in Monroe County to operate child abuse prevention home visiting programs.

June 20, 2007
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Senator Robach Awards Pattie Anthony Of Greece With 2007 Woman Of Distinction Award

Senator Joseph E. Robach presented Pattie Anthony with the 2007 Senate Woman of Distinction Award on Tuesday as a part of the New York State Senate’s annual "Women of Distinction" ceremony in Albany.

From the women's suffrage movement 150 years ago to the present day, women have played a crucial role in New York State's political, social and economic development. The Senate is proud to recognize a small sample of the countless New York State women who are known for their groundbreaking achievements.

June 8, 2007
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Senator Robach And Mayor Duffy Announce $1 Million In State Funding For Completed Hemlock Lake Dam And Spillway Rehabilitation Project

AND SPILLWAY REHABILITATION PROJECT

Project Improved Overall Safety of Dam Used to Create Reservoir for City Water Supply

State Senator Joe Robach and Rochester Mayor Bob Duffy today announced that the City of Rochester will receive $1 million in funding from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

May 25, 2007
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Senator Robach Announces Passage Of Legislation To Prohibit Investments That Support Genocide In Darfur

“I was proud to introduce this legislation in the State Senate and prouder still to cast my vote in favor of its passage,” stated Senator Robach. “The inhumane and horrific treatment of the citizens of Darfur must end and this is just one opportunity to help make that happen.

May 25, 2007
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Robach Announces Historic Rochester Brewery To Expand, Add Product Lines

High Falls to enter new, diverse markets, such as energy drinks.

May 25, 2007
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Senator Robach Announces Upstate Now -- A Comprehensive Job Growth & Economic Development Plan For Upstate

Senator Robach and his Senate colleagues today unveiled the Upstate Now agenda, a comprehensive job creation and economic growth plan that will transform and revitalize the upstate economy, generate billions of dollars in new investment, and create thousands of new jobs for New Yorkers.

May 16, 2007
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