Joseph E. Robach's Press releases

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 28, 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 28, 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 6, 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.

April 1, 2009
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Robach: Upstate Caucus Focuses on Impact of Governor's Budget on Upstate Healthcare Facilities

Upstate Healthcare Advocates Warn of Detrimental Impact of Paterson’s Proposals

Diane Ashley, CEO of Rochester Regional Healthcare Advocates, John Bartimole, President of Western New York Healthcare Association and Gary Fitzgerald, President of Iroquois Healthcare Alliance spoke to a room full of members of the New York State Senate and Assembly and their staff about the severe impact the Governor’s budget would have on Upstate healthcare providers and, in turn,  the health of New Yorkers. 

March 16, 2009
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Robach: Dr. Berk, CEO of University of Rochechester Medical Center, Speaks to Upstate Caucus on Graduate Medical Education

Governor’s Plan to Redistribute G.M.E Funding Will Cripple Upstate Hospitals, Greatly Reduce Upstate Physicians, and Negatively Impact the Economy

Dr. Bradford Berk, CEO of URMC, spoke urgently to a joint Legislative Upstate Caucus today about the Governor’s proposal to redistribute Graduate Medical Education (GME) funding from the Professional Education Pool to fund a new Indigent Care Pool.  This transfer is expected to negatively impact Strong Memorial Hospital and Highland Hospital by nearly $12 million in the 2009-2010 state fiscal year.

March 2, 2009
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Highlights of New Laws to Take Effect January 1, 2008

Additional property tax relief totaling $1.3 billion for New York families, a consumer bill of rights for airline passengers, and legislation to improve oversight of the mortgage lending industry highlight the list of new laws scheduled to take effect on January 1, 2008.

December 1, 2007
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