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Senator Robach Makes Floor Remarks on Property Taxes

Last week, Senator Robach voted in favor of bill S6212-A, a bill that would create a circuit breaker tax relief system, restore rebate checks for seniors and put a cap on property tax levy increases. Although supportive of the bill, Senator Robach says more must be done to ease the burden that high property taxes are causing for working families across western New York.

March 24, 2010
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Senator Robach Meets with Special Olympics New York

On Wednesday, March 17th, Senator Robach met with members of Special Olympics New York in Albany. This year marks the 40th anniversary of Special Olympics New York, which serves over 47,000 athletes. Members of the organization and their athletes were honored at the State Capitol during the day long event. For more information on Special Olympics New York, you can visit their web site here.

March 18, 2010
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Senator Robach is pictured with Special Olympics participants in Albany

Senator Robach is pictured with Special Olympics figure-skater and swimmer, Peter Dailey of eastern Monroe County and other participants from across New York State.

March 18, 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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Senator Robach Meets with the Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester

Recently, Senator Robach met with members from the Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester. The Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester’s mission is to provide support to those touched by a diagnosis of breast cancer, to make access to information and care a priority through education and advocacy, and to empower women and men to participate fully in decisions relating to breast cancer. For more information on the Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester, click here.

March 16, 2010
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Senator Robach Meets with Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester

Recently, Senator Robach met with members from the Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester. The Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester’s mission is to provide support to those touched by a diagnosis of breast cancer, to make access to information and care a priority through education and advocacy, and to empower women and men to participate fully in decisions relating to breast cancer. For more information on the Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester, click here.

March 16, 2010
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Senator Robach meets with the Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester

Senator Robach meets with the Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester in the chamber at Albany.

March 16, 2010
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Books at the Bin in Brighton

Pictured with Senator Robach is Bradd Quinn, author of "Under" and Jeff Leonard of American Packaging Corporation, a sponsor of Books at the Bin. Books at the Bin takes place at the Bagel Bin in Brighton.

"Under" by RIT graduate Bradd Quinn is described as a fictional "adult horror tale depicting a series of murders in a small town in upstate New York".

For more information on Quinn, visit his fan page on Facebook: "Under by Bradd Quinn". His book is available on Amazon.com.

March 15, 2010
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Senator Robach Announces Job Creation and Retention Plan Part 2

Sandy Parker, President and CEO of the Rochester Business Alliance, comments on Senator Robach's 2010 Job Creation and Retention Plan.

March 10, 2010
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Senator Robach Announces 2010 Job Creation and Retention Plan Part 3

Matt Hurlbutt of Greater Rochester Enterprise and Jodie Perry, President and CEO of the Greece Chamber of Commerce, provide remarks to Senator Robach's Job Creation and Retention Plan.

March 10, 2010
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Senator Robach Helps Out at Lollypop Farm Telethon

Senator Robach joins Evan Dawson and Norma Holland of 13WHAM-TV on Saturday, March 6th, at Eastview Mall for the Lollypop Farm 2010 Telethon. Lollypop Farm's 14th annual fundraiser raised $198,450 to support homeless animals in Rochester. All funds raised will help Lollypop Farm care for over 12,000 pets this coming year and continue to bring valuable services—including humane education and cruelty investigations—to the Rochester community.

March 9, 2010
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Senator Robach Announces Job Creation and Retention Plan

On Thursday, February 18th, Senator Robach 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. Joining Senator Robach for the announcement were Todd Hockenberger, Corporate Vice President, PGM Corporation; Sandy Parker, President and CEO of the Rochester Business Alliance; Matt Hurlbutt, Managing Director, Business Development of Greater Rochester Enterprise; and Jodie Perry, President & CEO, Greece Chamber of Commerce.

March 9, 2010
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Census 2010 "It's In Our Hands"

Census forms begin arriving in mailboxes March 15th.

February 26, 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 Job Initiative Program

On Thursday, February 18th, Senator Robach 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.  Joining Senator Robach for the announcement was Todd Hockenberger, Corporate Vice President, PGM Corporation; Sandy Parker, President and CEO of the Rochester Business Alliance; Jodie Perry, President and CEO, Greece Chamber of Commerce; and Matt Hurlbutt, Managing Director, Business Development.

February 19, 2010
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Senator Robach Introduces New Jobs Initiative Program

02/18/2010 04:24 PM

Senator Robach Introduces New Jobs Initiative Program

 

By: Yevette Collins

 

Senator Robach Introduces New Jobs Initiative Program

New York Senator Joe Robach introduced a new jobs initiative program at PGM Corporation in Rochester Thursday afternoon.

 

The senator said the proposal focuses on four key components: cap on state spending, job creation tax credit, small business tax freedom plan, and a red tape moratorium plan.

 

February 19, 2010
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New York State Tax Return Delay

New York State tax return delay

Posted at: 02/18/2010 5:31 PM | Updated at: 02/18/2010 7:45 PM By: Pat McGonigle | WHEC.com

Taxpayers are outraged. The state doesn't have enough money to pay it's bills so Governor Paterson may hold on to your state tax refund.

February 19, 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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