Joseph E. Robach's Press releases

Keeping the Commitment - Information on the 2011-12 State Budget

The New York State Senate has completed passage of the 2011-12 state budget one day prior to the April 1st budget deadline.  The budget, which has now received final approval by the Assembly, achieves the critically important goals of reducing state spending, not raising taxes and creating new private sector jobs.

To learn more about the State's new fiscally responsible budget plan, I encourage you to review the documents below. 

April 4, 2011
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Community Connection for Week Ending April 3rd

Here is this week's edition of Community Connection. This week, I discuss the New York State Budget agreement, the dedication of the Section Five Football Hall of Fame at Sahlen's Stadium in downtown Rochester, and provide you some of the great events coming up around my district next week. As always, click on the link below to view it in full-screen.

April 1, 2011
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Community Connection for Week Ending March 25th

Here is my community connection for the week ending Friday, March 25th. In this week's edition, I had the honor of hosting a "Youth of the Year" in Albany this week, my legislatively speaking column looks at diving New York into two seperate states along with initiative and referendum, and some great events taking place over the next week. Click the pdf link below to view it in full screen.

March 25, 2011
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Community Connection for Week Ending March 18th

Here is Senator Robach's Community Connection for the week ending Friday, March 18th. In this week's edition, how you can provide input on the New York State Budget, St. Patrick's Day celebrated in Greece, and some of the upcoming events around the district. Click the link below to download a full-screen version.

March 18, 2011
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Senate Passes Legislation to Limit Protests at Military Funerals, Additional Legislation to Support Veterans

The New York State Senate Monday passed legislation (S.3901) that would limit protests at military funerals.  Called “The Specialist Thomas Wilwerth Military Dignity Act,” the proposed law is named for an Iraq War Veteran who lost his life in combat in 2006.

 

 

This legislation is part of a package of Veterans bills that was passed by the Senate Monday. 

 

 

In addition, the Senate passed legislation that would significantly enhance the protection of property, rights and services available to current and former military personnel. The seven bills would build upon the Senate’s ongoing commitment to increase support for veterans and their families.

 

March 15, 2011
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Community Connection for Week Ending March 11th

Here is Senator Robach's Community Connection for the week ending Friday March 11th. In this week's edition, getting ready for St. Patrick's Day, Casino Night and Boxing in the Out and About, and saluting a Greece teacher retiring after more than 30 years! Click the link below to view it in full screen.

March 11, 2011
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Community Connection for Week Ending March 4th

Here is Senator Robach's Community Connection for the week ending Friday, March 4th. As always, you can view this in full-screen by clicking on the link below.

March 4, 2011
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Charlotte Hosts Mayoral Forum

On Monday, March 7th, a Mayoral forum will be held in Charlotte at Riverview High Rise, Charlotte Harbortown Homes, 60 River Street. The forum is free and open to the public. Click the link below to read all the details.

March 3, 2011
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Community Connection for Week Ending February 25

Here is this week's Community Connection. As always, click the link below to view it in full-screen.

February 25, 2011
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Community Connection for Week Ending February 18th

Here is my community connection for the week ending Friday, February 18th. As always, you can view it in full-screen by clicking on the link below.

February 18, 2011
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Motorists Urged to Report Potholes

New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) Acting Commissioner Joan McDonald and New York State Thruway Executive Director Michael Fleischer are today reminding motorists to report potholes on the State's highway system by contacting 1-800-POTHOLE (1-800-768- 4653), the state roadway hotline for reporting these trouble-spots. The toll-free service is available across upstate New York and in Nassau and Suffolk counties. Potholes found on county, town, city and village streets, or private roadways should be reported to the appropriate owner.

For more information, click the link below.

February 17, 2011
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Community Connection for Week Ending February 11th

Here is my Community Connection for the week ending Friday, February 11th. Click the link below to view it in full screen.

February 11, 2011
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Community Connection for Week Ending February 4th

Here is my Community Connection for the week ending Friday, February, 4th. You can view it in full screen by clicking the link below.

February 4, 2011
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NYS DOT Creates New Mobile App for Travel Info

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the state Department of Transportation has upgraded its 511 New York system, including a new free mobile device application that provides New Yorkers with up-to-the-minute information regarding traffic, transit and emergency service notifications as well as weather advisories.

January 25, 2011
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Community Connection for Week Ending January 21, 2011

Here is the latest edition of Senator Robach's Community Connection for the week ending January 21st, 2011. You can download a full-screen version by clicking on the link below.

January 21, 2011
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Senate Passes Job Creation & Taxpayer Protection Act

The New York State Senate today passed the Job Creation and Taxpayer Protection Act of 2011, a three-part plan to encourage the creation of new private sector jobs and ensure fiscal responsibility, including the enactment of a two percent state spending cap and requiring a two-thirds “super majority” vote to increase taxes.

Senator Joe Robach (R,I,C -56th Senate District) said, “Job creation across New York should be one of our biggest priorities. The taxes and fees that were imposed as a result of last year’s budget, which I opposed, are making it very difficult for businesses to operate and grow jobs in our community.”

 

The Job Creation and Taxpayer Protection Act of 2011 includes the following measures:

INCENTIVES TO CREATE NEW JOBS

January 19, 2011
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Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day In Our Area

On Monday, January 17th, we will celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. There are a number of events around the area to commemorate this day. Click here to see events taking place. Events start on Friday, January 14th and continue through the holiday on Monday.

January 14, 2011
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Community Connection for Week Ending January 14, 2011

Here is Senator Robach's Community Connection for the week ending Friday, January 14th, 2011. You can view a full-screen version by clicking on the link below.

January 14, 2011
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RG&E Announces Partnership with Foodlink

RG&E Partners With Foodlink to Help Keep Winter Winds at Bay

Rochester, NY RG&E will hand out reusable grocery bags filled with easy-to-install weatherization supplies at seven upcoming food distributions hosted by Foodlink. The supplies will include an insulation kit for three windows, a roll of weather stripping for sealing windows and doors, and 10 switch/outlet sealers.

RG&E representatives will also be on hand to distribute information and answer questions about the federal Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP), RG&E’s new Energy Assistance Program for low income customers and how to use energy wisely.

January 13, 2011
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Community Connection for Week Ending January 7th

Here is my Community Connection for the week ending January 7th. As always, you can download a version to view in full screen by clicking on the link below.

January 7, 2011
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