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Committee Meeting: Labor Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Labor Senator Joseph E. Robach, Chair 9:00 AM, Wednesday, April 13, 2011 Room 804 LOB

April 13, 9:00 AM - 9:07 AM
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Legislative Update with Senator Robach 04/07/2011

During the week of April 4th, Senator Robach joined Legislative Update to discuss the budget, economic development, and job creation.

April 7, 2011
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WHEC-TV 10 Talks To Senator Robach

On Wednesday April 6th, I spoke with Brett Davidsen from WHEC-TV, Channel 10, regarding a man from Rochester who was filing fake tax returns from his prison cell. This is unacceptable and outrageous. To see last night's story, click on the link below.

WHEC-TV 10

April 7, 2011
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One Step Closer Bowl-A-Thon

On Sunday, April 3rd, I had the opportunity to attend One Step Closer's Bowl-a-thon at Clover Lanes. Families took part in the event which raised money for the organization, which is dedicated for providing needy youth in the Rochester City Schools with a new pair of shoes for the new school year so they may start the year with pride. For more information, visit http://www.onestepcloser.org/.

Senator Robach is pictured here with board members Mildred Jordan-Reynolds and Cindy Becker.

April 6, 2011
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Boy Scout Troop and Pack 169 Helps Japan

On Saturday, April 2nd, Senator Robach had the opportunity to attend a 'Help Us Help Japan' fundraising event at the Danforth Community Center in Rochester. The event was organized by Boy Scout Troop and Pack 169 and all donations and proceeds went to the Japan relief efforts. Scouts collected bottles and cans and also visited with the Jr. ROTC Drill Team.

April 6, 2011
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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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Senator Robach Meets with Members of MCSBA

Earlier this week, I had the opportunity to meet with a group from the Monroe County School Boards Association as we considered solutions to rising costs with fewer resources. Pictured with me is John Piper, Penfield School Board Member, and Jeff Crane, West Irondequoit Superintendent.

April 1, 2011
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Committee Meeting: Labor Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Labor Senator Joseph E. Robach, Chair 11:30 AM, Tuesday, April 5, 2011 Room 804 LOB

April 5, 11:30 AM - 11:33 AM
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Section Five Football Hall of Fame Dedication

On Saturday, March 26th, I had the opportunity to speak at, and help cut the ribbon at, a ceremony to dedicate the new Section Five Football Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame is now located permanently at Sahlen's Stadium (formerly PAETEC Park) in downtown Rochester. Past student-athletes, contributors, administrators, and officials are honored in the hall. Section Five will induct the 2011 Hall of Fame Class at a ceremony next Thursday night, April 7th. For more information, visit www.sectionv.org/football. Here, I am pictured with Dick Cerone, Chairman of Section Five Football.

March 31, 2011
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Senator Robach Speaks at Delta Days

March 31st, 2011

Earlier this week, I had the opportunity to speak at the "Delta Days in the Capitol" event. Pictured with me are Brenda, Patricia, Mildred, Rhondalynn, and Rev. Fannie Reeves of Rochester.

March 31, 2011
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Senator Robach Makes Floor Remarks During Voting on Budget Bills

Click on the video to see remarks Senator Robach made on the Senate Floor Wednesday, March 30th. The remarks came while votes were being cast on budget bills.

March 30, 2011
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Nicholas Cooper Arieno Achieves Rank of Eagle Scout

Senator Robach pictured with Joel Morris (front left), Nicholas Cooper Arieno (center), Scoutmaster John Yeara (back right), and Town of Greece Councilman Kirk Morris (front right). Nicholas achieved the rank of Eagle Scout as a member of Troop 5. His Court of Honor Ceremony was held earlier in March.

March 30, 2011
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Senator Robach Discusses Budget Agreement

On Monday, March 28th, Senator Robach discussed the budget agreement reached over the weekend.

March 28, 2011
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Senator Robach Discusses Budget Agreement with WROC-TV

Click the link below to view Senator Robach's interview with WROC-TV (CBS Affiliate, Rochester) regarding the budget agreement reached on Sunday night.

WROC-TV

March 28, 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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Senator Robach Welcomes "Youth of the Year"

On Tuesday, March 22nd, Senator Robach welcomed Sara J. Carroll to his Albany Legislative Office. Carrol, a resident of Rochester, was the recipient of a Boys and Girls Club of Rochester "Youth of the Year" award.

March 24, 2011
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Senator Robach Commnets on Triangle Shirtwaist Fire Resolution

On Tuesday, March 22nd, Senator Robach provided floor comments regarding the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire Resolution. The text of the New York State Resolution is below.

 

WHEREAS the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire of March 25, 1911, resulted in the deaths of 146 garment workers, most of whom were young immigrant women who perished from the fire or leapt to their deaths to escape the flames because management kept the exit doors locked to keep workers from taking breaks outside; and

 

March 24, 2011
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Senator Robach Discusses Separate States

Senator Robach discusses his bill which would allow voters to decide, via referendum, whether to seperate New York State into two separate states.

March 23, 2011
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