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Robach Honors Nancy Robbins With NYS Senate Woman Of Distinction Award

Annual Program Honors Women's Contributions to Our Community

June 3, 2008
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County Senate Delegation Announces $10 Million In Funding For New Crime Lab

            The New York State Senate delegation representing Monroe County recently announced that they have secured $10 million in funding for the construction of a new Monroe County Public Safety Laboratory. 

May 22, 2008
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Senator Robach Announces Bills To Help Veterans And Military Members

SENATOR ROBACH ANNOUNCES BILLS TO HELP VETERANS AND MILITARY MEMBERS

May 21, 2008
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Senator Robach Announces Bill To Combat Violence For Internet Entertainment

SENATOR ROBACH ANNOUNCES  BILL THAT CRACKS DOWN ON STAGED VIOLENCE FOR INTERNET ENTERTAINMENT

From Teen Girl Fights to Attacks on the Homeless, Bill Responds to Sick New Trend

May 13, 2008
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Senator Robach Honors Dr. Kathryn Schmitz Of Rochester With Achievers' Award

SENATOR ROBACH HONORS DR. KATHRYN SCHMITZOF ROCHESTER WITH ACHIEVERS’ AWARD

Annual Award Recognizes Special Contributions By Those With Disabilities

May 6, 2008
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Senator Robach Leads Charge For Relief In Gas Pricing

Proposes Suspending State Gasoline Taxes from Memorial Day Through Labor Day to Provide Tax Savings To New York’s Families and Businesses

April 23, 2008
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Senator Robach Fights For Lower Gas Prices

With gasoline prices now approaching $4 per gallon and putting a strain on New York’s hardworking families and small businesses, Senator Robach announced the Senate will act on legislation to provide much needed relief at the gas pump by suspending New York State’s gasoline taxes during the summer travel season.

April 23, 2008
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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 8, 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 24, 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 19, 2008
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The New York Library Association's 2008 Lobby Day In Albany

Senator Robach recently attended "The New York Library Association's 2008 Lobby Day" in Albany.  Shown here with fellow library advocates are Paula Smith (Director, Rochester Public Library), Kathy Miller (Executive Director, Rochester Regional Library Council), David Creek (Assistant Director, Community Library Services) and Ove Overmyer (Art Division, Rochester Public Library).

March 11, 2008
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Senator Robach Appointed Chairman Of Senate's Committee On Labor

Senator Robach Appointed Chairman of Senate’s Committee on Labor

Senator Robach today announced that he has been appointed as the new Chairman of the Senate’s Committee on Labor.

"I am happy to have been appointed Chairman of the Senate’s Committee on Labor," stated Senator Robach. "Under Senator Maziarz’s leadership, the Senate has reached historic grounds on many critical issues facing New York’s workforce and I look forward to continuing this success."

March 5, 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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Senator Robach To Co-chair Suny Legislative Alumni Caucus

The State University of New York, in concert with State Senator Joseph Robach, SUNY Brockport classes of 1980/82 and Member of Assembly Sam Hoyt, Buffalo State College class of 1992, have formed the SUNY Legislative Alumni Caucus - bringing together the 51 current members of the state legislature who are alumni of the State University. Senator Robach and Assemblyman Hoyt are the Caucus co-chairs.

February 1, 2008
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Senator Robach Challenges Governor's School Aid Proposal

             New York State Senator Joe Robach today called on Governor Spitzer to restore funding cuts to school districts in Monroe County included in his 2008-2009 School Aid Proposal.  Senator Robach was joined by Greece School Superintendent Steven Achramovitch and Greece School Board President Roger Boily.

January 31, 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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Robach Announces Funding For Renewable Energy Project

New York State Senator Joseph E. Robach, joined by County Executive Maggie Brooks, announced recently that Monroe County will receive a $56,000 grant for a Solar Photovoltaic (PV) system at the Monroe County Office Building in Rochester.

December 22, 2007
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Highlights of New Laws to Take Effect January 1, 2008

Additional property tax relief totaling $1.3 billion for New York families, a consumer bill of rights for airline passengers, and legislation to improve oversight of the mortgage lending industry highlight the list of new laws scheduled to take effect on January 1, 2008.

December 1, 2007
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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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