Last year, I supported the “Airline Passengers’ Bill of Rights” legislation in the State Senate to provide passengers stranded on airplanes at New York airports with certain basic amenities to make their wait more tolerable.
The legislation is now law and is effective as of January 1, 2008.
Non Partisan Group Will Focus On Solutions To Pressing Upstate Issues
State Senator Joe Robach announced recently that he is asking all of his Senate colleagues representing Upstate districts to join him in forming an Upstate Legislative Caucus whose goal will be to ensure that Upstate’s needs are being addressed and met during these challenging economic times.
Plan Includes Major Tax Cuts for Small Businesses and Manufacturers
Senator Joe Robach and his colleagues in the Senate Majority recently unveiled a new economic development plan that will create new jobs, particularly Upstate, revitalize communities and encourage young people to stay in New York State.
Provisions of the plan include new, job creating tax cuts for small businesses and manufacturers that will make them more competitive.
State Senator Joe Robach along with Interfaith Action leader John Smith recently announced a $400,000 housing grant for the Historic Jones Square Neighborhood. NCS Community Development Corporation and Providence Housing Development Corporation will rehab four properties that have a combined six residential units. The announcement took place on the lawn of 64 Lozier Street, the first property rehabbed under the grant. NCS, which is doing the rehab, has already secured a buyer for the house.
Fabulous Flowers on West Ridge Road recently celebrated 50 years of business to the Rochester community. Many local dignitaries were on hand at the celebration to wish them congratulations for continued success.
Senator Robach provided NYS funding for the purchase of dictionaries for 3rd and 4th graders at all Greece and Hilton elementary schools. Board members of the Greece and Hilton Rotary Clubs helped to distribute the books to students.
The students and faculty of school #42 were thrilled to have Senator Robach present them with a new flag for their school flag pole. The new flag came with a certificate of authenticity that it had been flown over the U.S.Capitol in Washington D.C.