Joseph E. Robach's Press releases

Hilton Middle School Honored as 'School to Watch'

“Essential Elements School to Watch" designation for Merton Williams Middle School from NYS Education Department; national award ceremony June 24 in Washington, DC

Principal Carol Stehm of Hilton Central School District's Merton Williams Middle School has announced that the school was designated a 2010 Essential Elements School to Watch by the New York State Education Department's Schools to Watch Leadership Team. “This really is about our staff and the work they do everyday,” Principal Stehm said. “It’s the dedication to the students that truly makes us a school to watch.”

March 30, 2010
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Senator Robach Statement on $800,000 for Trailers at Five Points Correctional Facility

The following is a response from Senator Robach regarding Governor Paterson's call to spend almost $800,000 on trailers to be used for conjugal and family visits at the Five Points Correctional Facility in Seneca County. "Spending almost one million in tax payer dollars on something like this is offensive to working f...amilies, who are struggling during these challenging economic times. I refuse to support such wasteful spending of the people's money."

March 24, 2010
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National Kidney Foundation Hosts Screening Saturday March 20th

The National Kidney Foundation hosts FREE Kidney Early Evaluation Program (KEEP). Call (585) 697-0874 or visit our calendar for upcoming dates and locations. KEEP is a health screening program designed to help identify and educate individuals who are at increased risk for developing kidney disease. It is the most comprehensive screening program in the nation. KEEP is of no cost to the participant.

Who should attend a KEEP Screening?

You should attend a KEEP screening if you are 18 years or older and have one or more of the following:

 

* Diabetes

March 18, 2010
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It's YOUR Money

The Governor is thinking about delaying the return of state income tax refunds. This is a terrible idea. Let’s work together to help him change is mind!Please sign this on-line petition to get the tax refunds out the door as soon as possible. I will deliver the petition to the Governor in the next few weeks to let him know how we feel.

February 23, 2010
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Senator Robach Announces New Jobs Initiative Program

Senator Joseph Robach today announced a new jobs initiative program designed to improve New York’s business climate, reduce taxes, and help employers create new jobs for workers across the State.  He was joined by several business leaders and local employers from our community.

 

February 18, 2010
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Senator Robach Statement on Possibility of State Tax Refunds Being Delayed

On Wednesday, February 17th, Senator Robach released the following statement regarding the consideration of New York State tax refunds being delayed:

“The hard working taxpayers of New York State are already struggling in this challenging economy and to withhold their state tax returns will be another hard hit that many cannot afford to take.  Many individuals rely on that refund to help with bills and to delay the payment is unfair. Delaying refunds will not solve the state’s long-term financial issues.”

February 17, 2010
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Monroe County Schedules H1N1 Clinic

MONROE COUNTY SCHEDULES H1N1 CLINIC

Residents of all ages can be vaccinated

The Monroe County Department of Public Health will hold another H1N1 clinic on

February 23, 2010. The clinic is open to all persons aged 6 months and older,

regardless of health condition. There is no charge for the vaccination.

“Getting vaccinated is still an important and wise thing to do. While local flu levels

have been low the past few weeks, infectious disease experts are divided as to

February 16, 2010
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SENATOR ROBACH ANNOUNCES MAJOR NEW JOBS INITIATIVE

            This week, Senator Joseph E. Robach announced a major new jobs initiative designed to improve New York's business climate, reduce taxes, and create thousands of new jobs for workers across the State.

January 29, 2010
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Benefit Concert to Aid Honor Flight

Featuring Prime Time Brass and the Aquinas Institute Jazz Ensemble.

Saturday January 30, 2010 7:30pm at Aquinas Institute, Rochester, NY

Tickets available at all Wegmans Food Stores - $6.00 $7.00 at the door.

Special guests are lining up. Stay tuned for future announcements on musicians and speakers being added to this special night.

January 25, 2010
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National Kidney Foundation's Kidney Early Evaluation Program

On Saturday, January 23rd, The National Kidney Foundation is hosting a FREE Kidney Early Evaluation Program (KEEP). Screening takes place from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Memorial AME Zion Church, 549 Clarissa Street, Rochester.

KEEP is a health screening program designed to help identify and educate individuals who are at increased risk for developing kidney disease. It is the most comprehensive screening program in the nation. KEEP is of no cost to the participant.

Who should attend a KEEP Screening?

January 21, 2010
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Support the American Red Cross Haiti Efforts

As you may know, a massive 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti and its capital, Port-au-Prince.  The death and devastation are unimaginable, and the people of Haiti will need the assistance of people all over the world, including Americans, to recover from this tragedy.

January 14, 2010
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Spaghetti Dinner for Barnard Fire Department's Johnathan Davis

On Sunday, January 17th, from Noon until 6:00 p.m., the Barnard Fire Department is hosting a spaghetti dinner fundraiser for Johnathan Davis, a member of its explorer post. Johnathan, a 16-year old, and a junior at Greece Odyssey, suffered a seizure caused by a cancerous brain tumor in July, 2009. For more information on the dinner, and Johnathan's story, click on this link to read a recent Greece Post article.

January 14, 2010
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Monroe County Announces Additional H1N1 Flu Vaccine Clinics

H1N1 Flu Vaccine Clinics

Four H1N1 clinics have been scheduled. Clinics are open to all Monroe County residents 6 months of age and older. There is no charge for the vaccination.

Clinics:

January 8, 2010
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2010 State of the State Address

On Wednesday, January 6th, Governor David A. Patterson will deliver the 2010 State of the State Address. You can watch the live stream of the address on line at the link below. Closed captioning and sign language services are available. The 2010 State of the State Address is scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m.

http://www.state.ny.us/governor/

 

January 6, 2010
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Senator Joe Robach Addresses Governor Paterson’s Proposed Budget Cuts

In April, along strict party lines, my downstate Senate majority colleagues voted to pass a disastrous budget that raised taxes by more than $8 billion and increased spending by 9%, three times the rate of inflation.   I joined with other Upstate Senate members to adamantly oppose this horrific budget, warning that the level of spending was unprecedented, irresponsible and unsustainable.   As a result

November 9, 2009
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SENATOR ROBACH CO-SPONSORS BILL TO FIX CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK PROBLEM CREATED BY RECENTLY ENACTED DRUG OFFENDER REFORMS

Senator Robach today announced that he is co-sponsoring a bill that would fix a dangerous problem created by the Governor’s drug offender reforms enacted as part of the 2009-10 state budget.  Under the budget measure which takes effect on June 8th, courts may seal the criminal records of certain drug felons when they complete drug

June 4, 2009
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SENATOR ROBACH ANNOUNCES EFFORT TO REINSTATE STAR REBATE CHECK PROGRAM

Creates Online Petition For Citizens To Voice Support

State Senator Joe Robach announced today that he has created an online petition on his State Senate website for citizens to register their support for reinstating the STAR Rebate Check Program.

April 27, 2009
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SENATOR ROBACH TO FORCE VOTE ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE BILL SENATE DEMOCRATS DON’T WANT TO TALK ABOUT

Despite strict GOP adherence to Senate rules, Democrats cut off yesterday’s debate

    New York State Senator Joseph Robach today announced he will again attempt to force a vote on important domestic violence legislation that Democrats don’t want to talk about - - even resorting to sending the chamber’s Majority Leader to the floor to shut down yesterday’s debate.    

April 27, 2009
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Senator Robach Calls on Governor Paterson to Repeal Plan to Increase Gas Taxes

Eliminating State Sales Tax Cap on Gasoline & Raising Fees on Other Driving Expenses Will Further Burden Consumers

Senator Joseph Robach today called on Governor Paterson to eliminate his proposal to raise gas taxes and increase fees for other driving related expenses such as obtaining a driver license, registering a car, and getting license plates.

April 5, 2009
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Robach: Upstate Caucus Meeting a Positive Step for Rochester's Future

Legislators on both sides of the aisle discuss urgent issues and strategize solutions

 

The first meeting of the State Senate Legislative Caucus was held today in Albany where bipartisan discussions focused on the many issues facing Upstate New York.

The meeting was attended by Democrat and Republican Senators who agreed to work together to push an Upstate agenda.  Discussions today focused on the formation of the caucus and pressing issues like SUNY, education funding, Empire Zones and hospitals.

March 31, 2009
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