Joseph E. Robach's Reports

Census 2010 "It's In Our Hands"

Census forms begin arriving in mailboxes March 15th.

February 26, 2010
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Protecting Your Identity During Tax Season

As we enter into tax season, more and more taxpayers are turning to the internet to file their taxes. Because so much of your identity and personal information is necessary to complete taxes, your identity becomes extremely vulnerable during tax season.

January 12, 2010
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See If You Are Entitled to New York State Unclaimed Funds

        You may be entitled to some of the over $8 billion in unclaimed funds in New York State.  A simple internet search is all it takes to see if you are eligible.

Why does New York State have unclaimed funds?

        Banks, insurance companies, utilities, investment companies and many other businesses are required by State law to turn over inactive accounts to the State.  The Office of the State Comptroller then serves as the custodian of this money until it is claimed.

March 31, 2009
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Senate to Act on Bill to Protect New Yorkers from Internet Sex Predators

The New York State Senate will also act on legislation sponsored by Senator Joe Robach (R-C-I-WF, Rochester), that would increase criminal penalties for using a computer to commit a sex crime against a child.

March 31, 2009
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Airline Passenger's Bill of Rights Law Takes

Last year, I supported the “Airline Passengers’ Bill of Rights” legislation in the State Senate to provide passengers stranded on airplanes at New York airports with certain basic amenities to make their wait more tolerable.

The legislation is now law and is effective as of January 1, 2008.

March 31, 2009
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Upstate Now - Senate Majority Plan For Job Growth & Economic Development

Dear Friend:Gift cards are an extremely popular holiday present for loved ones, friends, and coworkers. However, before you buy a gift card this holiday season, you need to be aware of your rights under New York State gift card laws.New York State’s gift card laws protect the value of gift cards from being diminished by hidden fees. The laws also require companies to inform consumers if any terms and conditions apply to the gift card, including expiration dates, fees, and whether a replacement card will be issued if the card is lost, stolen, or destroyed.

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2001catalog.pdf

March 26, 2009
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See If You Are Entitled To New York State Unclaimed Funds

You may be entitled to some of the over $8 billion in unclaimed funds in New York State. A simple internet search is all it takes to see if you are eligible.Why does New York Statehave unclaimed funds?Banks, insurance companies, utilities, investment companies and many other businesses are required by State law to turn over inactive accounts to the State. The Office of the State Comptroller then serves as the custodian of this money until it is claimed.

April 7, 2008
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Senate Budget Makes Smart Investments In Health Care

SENATE BUDGET MAKES SMART INVESTMENTS IN HEALTH CARE

State Senator Robach today outlined the Senate Majority’s budget proposal that restores $482 million in cuts to the state’s health care system and rejects $364 million in new health care taxes proposed in this year’s Executive Budget.

March 23, 2008
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Charlotte Genesee Lighthouse Announces Senator Robach Grant

The Charlotte Genesee Lighthouse Historical Society announces the receipt from Senator Joseph Robach of a grant for $5,500.00. The basic project was to expand the presentation, research and educational opportunities at the Charlotte Genesee Lighthouse Historical Society.

March 18, 2008
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Senate To Act On Bill To Protect New Yorkers From Internet Sex Predators

The New York State Senate will also act on legislation sponsored by Senator Joe Robach (R-C-I-WF, Rochester), that would increase criminal penalties for using a computer to commit a sex crime against a child.

February 29, 2008
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My Plan To Double Star Rebates For Most Homeowners And Triple Rebates For Seniors In 2008

Dear Friend,

The property tax is the tax that all of the experts agree is hurting every region of this State. I am fighting to provide meaningful property tax relief because I recognize how hard New Yorkers have to work just to pay their property taxes.

January 18, 2008
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Be Aware Before You Buy Gift Cards This Holiday Season

Dear Friend:Gift cards are an extremely popular holiday present for loved ones, friends, and coworkers. However, before you buy a gift card this holiday season, you need to be aware of your rights under New York State gift card laws.New York State’s gift card laws protect the value of gift cards from being diminished by hidden fees. The laws also require companies to inform consumers if any terms and conditions apply to the gift card, including expiration dates, fees, and whether a replacement card will be issued if the card is lost, stolen, or destroyed.

November 21, 2007
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Governor Pulls Driver''s License Plan

I am pleased to inform you that Governor Spitzer has abandoned his plan to give licenses to illegal aliens because the people of this state abandoned him and overwhelmingly said he was wrong.His plan was developed in secret, behind closed doors, and without any input from the Legislature, the experts or the people. When he sprung his plan on a surprised public, it triggered an uprising among average citizens and elected officials at the local, state and federal levels.

November 14, 2007
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Senate Passes 3 Key Pieces Of Legislation

SENATE PASSES BILL TO PROHIBIT DRIVERS LICENSES FOR ILLEGAL ALIENS The New York State Senate today passed legislation that would stop Governor Spitzer’s plan to issue drivers licenses to illegal aliens by requiring a social security number or proof of authorized presence in the United States to obtain a New York State drivers license or non-driver identification card.

October 23, 2007
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Useful Government Links

Dear Friend:Gift cards are an extremely popular holiday present for loved ones, friends, and coworkers. However, before you buy a gift card this holiday season, you need to be aware of your rights under New York State gift card laws.New York State’s gift card laws protect the value of gift cards from being diminished by hidden fees. The laws also require companies to inform consumers if any terms and conditions apply to the gift card, including expiration dates, fees, and whether a replacement card will be issued if the card is lost, stolen, or destroyed.

File: 
2001catalog.pdf

August 30, 2007
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Airline Passenger's Bill Of Rights Law Takes

Last year, I supported the “Airline Passengers’ Bill of Rights” legislation in the State Senate to provide passengers stranded on airplanes at New York airports with certain basic amenities to make their wait more tolerable.

The legislation is now law and is effective as of January 1, 2008.

January 18, 2007
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