Joseph E. Robach's Press releases

Senator Robach's FREE Electronics Recycling Event

Senator Joe Robach is pleased to announce that he is once again sponsoring a FREE electronics recycling event. In conjunction with Time Warner Cable, Town of Gates and Sunnking Electronics, this recycling event is completely free and open to the public. 

When: Sunday, July 19, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Where: Gates Town Hall

1605 Buffalo Road

 Rochester, NY 14624

July 1, 2015
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Submit Your Comments to the State Education Department

Earlier this year, Governor Andrew Cuomo attempted to enact far-reaching educational reforms as part of the 2015-2016 New York State budget. 

My Senate colleagues and I, very early on in this year's budget adoption process, rejected the broad scope of the original Cuomo education reform plan and, in particular, the plan's over-reliance on testing.

April 22, 2015
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New York State Senate Passes Legislation Requiring Prompt Delivery of State Tax Refunds

Legislation Co-Sponsored by Senator Joe Robach

The New York State Senate recently passed legislation (S1782), co-sponsored by Senator Joe Robach, that would ensure timely payment of state income tax refunds. The bill requires the state Department of Taxation and Finance to pay tax refunds within 30 days of receiving a taxpayer’s return, unless there is a discrepancy in the return.

As the April 15 deadline for filing tax returns within New York State approaches, it is important that all New Yorkers who overpaid their state taxes receive their refunds in a reasonable amount of time. However, there have been many instances of taxpayers having to wait three months or more before they received their refunds from the state.

March 26, 2015
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Senator Robach Announces Collegiate Scholarships

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Senator Joe Robach Announces Collegiate Scholarships

New York State Senator Joe Robach announced today that the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators is now accepting applications for four $2,500 scholarships, which will be awarded in June at their Annual Legislative Conference Day.  

March 25, 2015
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January 26, 2015
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Back to School Supplies Drive

With the new school year quickly approaching, I'd like to announce that I will once again be holding my Back to School Backpacks and Supplies Drive. From now until September 30, I will be collecting school supplies and backpacks to be donated to the Greece Ecumenical Clothes Closet. 

Please click the link below for more information. Thank you for your help on this project. 

August 20, 2014
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Senator Robach Announces 7th Annual Women's Wellness Fair

 

Senator Joe Robach pleased to announce that his 7th annual Women’s Wellness Fair is scheduled for Saturday, September 13, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Mall at Greece Ridge Center. Please use Entrance #9, located between Marshalls and the Food Court entrance, when arriving.

The Women’s Wellness Fair will once again feature free blood pressure checks, chiropractic information, financial information, childcare information, fitness demonstrations and much more!

The first 100 attendees will receive a free gift bag. These gift bags include free products like hand sanitizer and reusable grocery bags, as well as coupons, refrigerator magnets and other healthcare related items.

Participating Vendors:

Erna's Hope

August 11, 2014
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Senator Robach to Host Career Fair for Business and Technical Professionals

Senator Robach is proud to support another Career Fair and Networking Event in the month of December, partnering with Monroe Community College, The August Group, Time Warner Cable, the Veterans Outreach Center, RochesterWorks!, and Angelo Planning Group, LLC to present the 2014 Career Fair and Networking Event.

CAREER FAIR

FOR BUSINESS & TECHNICAL PROFESSIONALS

Thursday, December 4, 2014

2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

MONROE COMMUNITY COLLEGE R. Thomas Flynn Campus Center

Monroe A & B 

June 3, 2014
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Senate Passes Bill Requiring Blood Testing After Deadly Accidents

SENATE PASSES BILL REQUIRING BLOOD TESTING AFTER DEADLY ACCIDENTS

Faster Field and Blood Alcohol Level Testing Would Strengthen Investigations of Serious Accidents

May 5, 2014
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EPIC Coverage Income Eligibility Expanded in 2014-2015 New York State Budget

I have heard from hundreds of senior citizens and families about the importance of the Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage Program (EPIC), and the impact it has on their daily lives. EPIC is a New York State program that helps more than 270,000 income-eligible seniors aged 65 and older to supplement their out-of-pocket Medicare Part D drug plan costs. As your State Senator, I understand how difficult it is for individuals living on a fixed income to keep up with the high cost of the prescription drugs they need.

April 30, 2014
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Senator Robach & NYS Senate Majority Coalition to Host Forum on Heroin and Opioid Addiction

Task Force Seeking Addiction Prevention & Treatment Experts to Testify at Forum

New York State Senator Joseph Robach and the members of the Senate Majority Coalition announced today that they will be hosting a public forum on heroin and opioid addiction on Tuesday, April 15 from 10:00 a.m. – Noon. This hearing will be held at the Monroe County Office Building Legislative Chambers (4th floor, Rm. 406), 39 West Main Street, Rochester, NY 14614.

April 2, 2014
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Senator Robach Announces Collegiate Scholarships

New York State Senator Joe Robach announced today that the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators is now accepting applications for four $2,000 scholarships, which will be awarded on June 9th at their Annual Legislative Conference Day. 

March 21, 2014
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Senate Passes Bill to Help Prevent Environmental Crimes: Legislation Sponsored by Senator Joe Robach

The New York State Senate today passed legislation that would prosecute those who intentionally or recklessly damage the environment while committing another crime.

March 5, 2014
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Senator Robach Presents: How to Plan for Your Child's College Future

Senator Joe Robach to Presents: How to Plan for Your Child’s College Future

Planning for your child's college future can be confusing and difficult. That's why I'm pleased to announce that I will be hosting two Financial Aid Forums to help those seeking information about what kind of financial aid is available and how you can apply for it.New York State Senator Joseph Robach is pleased to announce that he is hosting two Student Financial Aid forums for families.

March 4, 2014
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Robach Named Chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 27, 2014 

Robach Named Chairman of Senate Transportation Committee

New York State Senator Joseph E. Robach (R, C, I – Rochester) was named Chairman of the New York State Senate’s Committee on Transportation.

February 27, 2014
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Senator Robach's FREE Electronics Recycling Event

Senator Joe Robach is pleased to announce that he is once again sponsoring a FREE electronics recycling event. In conjunction with Time Warner Cable, Waste Management, Monroe County and Sunnking Electronics, this recycling event is completely free and open to the public. 

When: Saturday, January 4, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Where: Monroe County Ecopark 10 Avion Drive Rochester, NY 14624

Acceptible Items include:

December 18, 2013
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2013 Career Fair for Technical & Business Professionals

Senator Joe Robach is pleased to once again invite you to his Career Fair for Business and Technical Professionals. This career fair is once again sponsored by Monroe Community College, The August Group, Angelo Planning Group, Time Warner Cable, Rochester Works! and the Democrat and Chronicle Media Group. 

The 2013 Career Fair for Business and Technical Professionals will take place on Thursday, December 5, 2013 from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. at the Monroe Community College R. Thomas Flynn Campus Center, Monroe A & B - 1000 East Henrietta Road.

Click here for advance registration. For more information, click the link below. 

November 4, 2013
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Senator Robach Pleased to Co-Sponsor Attorney General Eric Schneiderman Visit

Senator Joe Robach is pleased to join Rochester-area New York State Legislators in co-sponsoring the Monroe County Community Forum with New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. The community forum will take place on Tuesday, October 29 at 6:00 p.m. at the Eastman School of Music Hatch Recital Hall. 

Attorney General Schneiderman will be discussing many important issues that impact our community, including: environmental protection, labor rights, civil rights, health care and consumer fraud and protection. 

For more information on this forum, please call (716) 853-8567 or E-mail Aaron.Robertson@ag.ny.gov

October 28, 2013
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Senator Robach Launches Annual Coats for Kids Drive

Senator Robach and Greece Ecumenical Clothes Closet
Launch “From One Closet to Another” Coats for Kids Drive
     - Gently Worn Winter Clothing Being Accepted Through December 13th-
Senator Robach and Greece Ecumenical Closet are proud to announce “From One Closet to Another”, a Coats for Kids Clothes Drive taking place until Friday, December 13th.  Gently worn articles are being accepted, and all clothing will be donated to the Greece Ecumenical Clothes Closet.

October 10, 2013
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6th Annual Women's Wellness Fair

Senator Joe Robach pleased to announce that his 6th annual Women’s Wellness Fair is scheduled for Saturday, September 28, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Mall at Greece Ridge Center. Please use Entrance #9, located between Marshalls and the Food Court entrance, when arriving.

The Women’s Wellness Fair will once again feature free blood pressure and cholesterol checks, chiropractic information, financial information, childcare information, fitness demonstrations and much more!

September 24, 2013
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