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Senator Robach Debates Krueger On Senate Floor

Earlier this week, Senator Robach debated Senator Krueger on the Senate Floor regarding the Rainy Day Fund and capping spending on operating funds.

June 16, 2011
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Senator Robach Congratulates Ken Moore on HOF Induction

Earlier this week, I had the opportunity to welcome local veteran Ken Moore to Albany for induction to the New York State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame. I had the honor to nominate Ken for his dedicated service to our country. Congratulations to all of this year's inductees and thank you for your dedication and sacrifice. You can read more about Ken by clicking here, http://www.nysenate.gov/story/ken-moore.

June 16, 2011
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Senator Robach Makes Remarks on Floor Regarding Ethics Legislation

On Tuesday, June 14th, the New York State Senate passed the Public Integrity Reform Act of 2011. Senator Robach make remarks on the floor when the act came to a vote. The details of this legislation are below.

 

SENATE PASSES PUBLIC INTEGRITY REFORM ACT OF 2011

 

The New York State Senate today passed major ethics reform legislation, entitled the Public Integrity Reform Act of 2011. The measure, which is sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos, represents a three-way agreement with the Assembly and Governor Andrew Cuomo, and is a significant step toward restoring the public’s trust in government.

 

June 16, 2011
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Senate Passes Legislation to Strengthen Law on Text Messaging While Driving

SENATE PASSES LEGISLATION TO STRENGTHEN LAW ON

TEXT MESSAGING WHILE DRIVING

New Law Would Elevate Text Messaging While Driving Violation to a Primary Offense

Assembly Also Expected To Act Today

 

The New York State Senate today passed a bill (S.5643) that will make it easier for law enforcement to crack down on texting-while-driving offenses and prevent tragic accidents caused by drivers distracted by texting. The bill represents an agreement with the State Assembly which is also expected to act on the legislation today.

 

The bill is sponsored by Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R-Syosset), Senator Jim Alesi (R-C-I, Perinton), and Senator Joseph Robach (R-C-I, Rochester).

 

June 14, 2011
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Senator Robach Nominates Ken Moore For Induction Into Veterans' Hall of Fame

On Tuesday, June 14th, Ken Moore was inducted to the New York State Senate Veterans' Hall of Fame. Senator Robach had the privilege to nominate Ken for this honor. Here is a short bio on Ken. Congratulations to Ken and all of this year's inductees!Ken Moore United States Army, Combat Infantry, VietnamUnited States Army, Sergeant First ClassVietnam Veterans of America Chapter 20, President Ken Moore has spent his life dedicated to protecting and honoring our military personnel.  

June 14, 2011
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Community Connection for June 12, 2011

Click the link below to view this week's Community Connection in full-screen. In this week's issue, the Senate passes legislation sponsored by Senator Robach, Rocin' the Beach at Ontario Beach Park, and a busy week of events coming up around the district highlighted by the Xerox Rochester Jazz Festival.

June 10, 2011
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Senator Robach Visits with Students at School 28

On Thursday, June 9th, Senator Robach had the opportunity to visit with 5th graders at School No. 28 in Rochester. Senator Robach presented students with dictionaries and American Flags that they can use for Flag Day next week and the Fourth of July.

June 10, 2011
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Senator Robach Speaks to Veterans at Local Convention

On Saturday, June 4th, I had the privilege to visit with, and speak to, Veterans during the Monroe County American Legion convention at Chili Post 1830 in Scottsville. It was an honor to visit with so many Veterans from our area and thank them for the service and sacrifice they made to fight for our County and our freedom. For more information, visit http://monroeconyal.tripod.com/.

June 9, 2011
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Ken Moore

Ken Moore has spent his life dedicated to protecting and honoring our military personnel.  Ken Moore was born and raised in Rochester, NY (Charlotte).  After graduating from high school, he worked for both the City of Rochester and the Eastman Kodak Company before being drafted for duty in the US Army in November of 1965. After basic training at Fort Dix and Fort Benning, he was deployed to the Republic of South Vietnam with D Troop 17th Cavalry.  He returned to the United States in November of 1967.

June 9, 2011
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RHYBL Celebrates Opening Day 2011

On Saturday, June 4th, I had the honor to participate in Opening Day activities for the Rochester Hispanic Youth Baseball League. The Opening Day ceremony was dedicated to the memory of Staff Sgt. Javier O. Ortiz, who was killed while on active duty as a United State Marine serving during Operation Enduring Freedom. Ortiz's children threw out the opening pitch. For more information on the Rochester Hispanic Youth Baseball League, visit http://www.rhybl.org/.

June 9, 2011
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Initiative and Referendum Passes Senate

On Tuesday, the New York State Senate passed a constitutional amendment that would give New Yorkers a more direct role in the legislative process by empowering them to enact and amend laws through initiative and referendum. The bill (S.709), sponsored by Senator Joseph Robach (R-C-I, Rochester), increases the ability of New Yorkers to place an issue on a ballot for a public vote.

 

“This proposal to establish a process of initiative and referendum in New York State is simply good government,” Senator Robach said. “It is the type of reform that my Senate colleagues and I have consistently fought for and will continue to support so that voters statewide can be given a more direct and effective voice with which to further New York’s democratic process.”

 

June 8, 2011
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Senate Passes Initiative and Referendum

The New York State Senate today passed a constitutional amendment that would give New Yorkers a more direct role in the legislative process by empowering them to enact and amend laws through initiative and referendum. The bill (S.709), sponsored by Senator Joseph Robach (R-C-I, Rochester), increases the ability of New Yorkers to place an issue on a ballot for a public vote.

 

“This proposal to establish a process of initiative and referendum in New York State is simply good government,” Senator Robach said. “It is the type of reform that my Senate colleagues and I have consistently fought for and will continue to support so that voters statewide can be given a more direct and effective voice with which to further New York’s democratic process.”

 

June 8, 2011
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DePaul Bullshead Commons Campus Open House

On Friday, June 3rd, Senator Robach had to the opportunity to attend, and speak at, an event at DePaul Bullshead Commons on West Main Street in Rochester. DePaul is a private, not-for-profit organization that is celebrating 53 years of service to our community. The new... DePaul Bullshead Commons Campus contains Halstead Sqaure, a 75-bed Community Residence - Single Room Occupancy Program, and the 14-bed Main Street Treatment Apartment Program. Both serve adults with a mental health diagnosis.

June 6, 2011
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Community Connection for June 5, 2011

Here is a preview of Senator Robach's Community Connection for the week ending Sunday, June 5, 2011. Click on the link below to download a full-screen version. In this week's issue, the Senate passes anti-bullying legislation, the week ahead in the district, and a summary of this past week's events to honor Memorial Day.

June 3, 2011
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Committee Meeting: Labor Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Labor Senator Joseph E. Robach, Chair 10:30 AM, Tuesday, June 7, 2011 Room 124 CAP

June 7, 10:30 AM - 10:36 AM
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Community Connection for May 29, 2011

Click the link below to download the Senator Robach's Community Connection for the week ending Sunday, May 29th. In this week's special issue to honor Memorial Day: a brief history of Memorial Day, events taking place to honor the holiday on Monday, and a recap of the 2011 Women of Distinction ceremony held in Albany earlier this week.

May 27, 2011
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Senator Robach Honors Dr. Anne M. Kress as Woman of Distinction

On Tuesday, May 24th, Senator Joe Robach honored Monroe Community College president, Dr. Anne M. Kress as a 2011 Woman of Distinction. A ceremony will take place in Albany.

 

 

 

“During her time at Monroe Community College, Dr. Kress has made a remarkable impact on MCC’s students, faculty, staff, and the entire Rochester community,” said Senator Robach. “The ‘Women of Distinction’ program provides a special opportunity to honor successful women, such as Dr. Kress, for their achievements and to thank them for the pride they bring to the community.”

 

 

 

May 27, 2011
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MCC President Honored as 'Woman of Distinction'

On Tuesday, May 24th, Senator Joe Robach honored Monroe Community College president, Dr. Anne M. Kress as a 2011 Woman of Distinction. A ceremony will take place in Albany.

 

“During her time at Monroe Community College, Dr. Kress has made a remarkable impact on MCC’s students, faculty, staff, and the entire Rochester community,” said Senator Robach. “The ‘Women of Distinction’ program provides a special opportunity to honor successful women, such as Dr. Kress, for their achievements and to thank them for the pride they bring to the community.”

 

May 26, 2011
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SAFER Recognizes Domestic Violence Survivors, Local Police Officers

On Friday, May 20th, Senator Robach attended a ceremony at the Public Safety Building to honor local police officers and survivors of domestic violence. SAFER, or Survivors Advocating for Effective Reform held the ceremony as a part of National Law Enforcement Appreciation Week. Police officers from Greece, Rochester, Gates and Fairport were recognized, along with the county sheriff and probation departments.

May 23, 2011
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Community Connection - May 22, 2011

Senator Robach's Community Connection for the week ending May 22nd, 2011

In this week's issue:

The New York State Senate passes Brittany's Law
Events taking place around the district this week
Erie Harbor Wall Raising Ceremony

 

As always, to download a full-screen version, click on the link below.

May 20, 2011
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