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Senator Robach Joins Newest Eagle Scouts from Troop 152

Senator Robach joined the newest Eagle Scouts from Troop 152 in Brighton on Monday night. The Eagle Scouts are Chris DeVos, Alex Elkins, and Daniel Taillie. For more information on the troop, you can visit www.brightontroop152.org.

 

January 7, 2010
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Senator Robach Talks About Governor Patterson's 2010 State of the State Address

Senator Robach discusses the 2010 State of the State Address and his support for the Governor's call for a state budget cap.

January 7, 2010
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2010 State of the State Address

On Wednesday, January 6th, Governor David A. Patterson will deliver the 2010 State of the State Address. You can watch the live stream of the address on line at the link below. Closed captioning and sign language services are available. The 2010 State of the State Address is scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m.

http://www.state.ny.us/governor/

 

January 6, 2010
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Book and Blanket program Launches

January 1, 2010

Book and Blanket program tries to get students wrapped up in reading Nestor RamosStaff writer

January 4, 2010
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Splitting New York State?

Split New York state? Robach wants to know what counties think Jill TerreriStaff writer

December 23, 2009
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Victory for NY drivers in the license plate debate

Victory for NY drivers in the license plate debate

Posted at: 12/11/2009 5:13 PM | WHEC.com Updated at: 12/11/2009 6:42 PM By: Ray Levato

It's a victory for New York drivers.

Governor Paterson is backing down on those new license plates. The governor calls it a Christmas present to the people and he says it shows he's listening. You won't have to pay $25 for those new blue and gold license plates after all.

December 23, 2009
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Senator Robach Cuts Ribbon on Lake Ontario State Parkway Trail

On Thursday, December 4, Senator Robach joined the New York State Department of Transportation and New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation to officially open a new multi-use trail. The trail, located along the Lake Ontario State Parkway, spans 3.3 miles and is 12 feet wide. Providing a safer alternative to the parkway shoulder, the trail can be used year round.

December 23, 2009
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Senator Robach kicks off Books and Blankets Campaign

On Tuesday, December 15, Senator Robach and Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks kicked off the 4,000 Book and Blankets Campaign give-away. Students in Pre-K through 2nd grade at School 36 received a children's book and a blanket.

December 23, 2009
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Senator Joe Robach Addresses Governor Paterson’s Proposed Budget Cuts

In April, along strict party lines, my downstate Senate majority colleagues voted to pass a disastrous budget that raised taxes by more than $8 billion and increased spending by 9%, three times the rate of inflation.   I joined with other Upstate Senate members to adamantly oppose this horrific budget, warning that the level of spending was unprecedented, irresponsible and unsustainable.   As a result

November 9, 2009
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SENATOR ROBACH CO-SPONSORS BILL TO FIX CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK PROBLEM CREATED BY RECENTLY ENACTED DRUG OFFENDER REFORMS

Senator Robach today announced that he is co-sponsoring a bill that would fix a dangerous problem created by the Governor’s drug offender reforms enacted as part of the 2009-10 state budget.  Under the budget measure which takes effect on June 8th, courts may seal the criminal records of certain drug felons when they complete drug

June 4, 2009
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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 27, 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 27, 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 5, 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.

March 31, 2009
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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Celebrating the Completion of the Route 104 Road Project

Senator Robach attends a ribbon cutting ceremony with the NYSDOT and the Town of Greece, celebrating the completion of the Route 104 road project.

March 31, 2009
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Greece Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of New Information Kiosks at Seaway Trail in Braddock's Bay Park

Senator Robach joins with the Town of Greece in a ribbon cutting ceremony, celebrating the installation of new information kiosks at Seaway Trail in Braddock's Bay Park.

March 31, 2009
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State Grant to Assist Hillside Children's Center with its Monroe Avenue Campus Renovation Project

Senator Robach secures a state grant to assist Hillside Children's Center with its Monroe Avenue campus renovation project. The grant will provide vocational training opportunities in culinary arts and technology/communications for resident students.

March 31, 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 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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New York State Medal of Honor to World War II Army Veteran, Ed Marcoux

Senator Robach presents a New York State Medal of Honor to World War II Army Veteran, Ed Marcoux at the Greece Town Board Meeting.

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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