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Robach: Dr. Berk, CEO of University of Rochechester Medical Center, Speaks to Upstate Caucus on Graduate Medical Education

Governor’s Plan to Redistribute G.M.E Funding Will Cripple Upstate Hospitals, Greatly Reduce Upstate Physicians, and Negatively Impact the Economy

Dr. Bradford Berk, CEO of URMC, spoke urgently to a joint Legislative Upstate Caucus today about the Governor’s proposal to redistribute Graduate Medical Education (GME) funding from the Professional Education Pool to fund a new Indigent Care Pool.  This transfer is expected to negatively impact Strong Memorial Hospital and Highland Hospital by nearly $12 million in the 2009-2010 state fiscal year.

March 2, 2009
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Robach: CEO of University of Rochester Medical Center Speaks to Upstate Caucus

Governor’s Plan to Redistribute G.M.E Funding Will CrippleUpstate Hospitals, Greatly Reduce Upstate Physicians, and Negatively Impact the Economy

Dr. Bradford Berk, CEO of URMC, spoke urgently to a joint Legislative Upstate Caucus today about the Governor’s proposal to redistribute Graduate Medical Education (GME) funding from the Professional Education Pool to fund a new Indigent Care Pool.  This transfer is expected to negatively impact Strong Memorial Hospital and Highland Hospital by nearly $12 million in the 2009-2010 state fiscal year.

March 2, 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.

 

January 13, 2009
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Senator Robach Announces Grant To Expand Hillside's Vocational Training Programs

Grant will help fund renovations to Hillside Children’s Center Monroe Avenue Campus

State Senator Joseph Robach (R-56th District) announced recently that $250,000 has been secured to assist Hillside Children's Center (HCC) with its Monroe Avenue campus renovation project.

October 6, 2008
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Senator Robach Announces New Job Creation Plan

Plan Includes Major Tax Cuts for Small Businesses and ManufacturersSenator 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.

October 2, 2008
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Senator Robach Announces Grant For Jones Square Neighborhood

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.

September 23, 2008
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Senator Robach Announces Legislation To Prevent Lead Poisoning In Children

            The New York State Senate today gave final legislative approval to a bill (S.6350), sponsored by Senator Robach, to establish the “Childhood Lead Poisoning Primary Prevention and Safe Housing Act” to encourage lead remediation and assist property owners and residents with removed lead hazards from their homes.

August 8, 2008
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Senator Robach Announces Passage Of Property Tax Relief Legislation

Companion Legislation Will Reduce School Districts’ Costs, Provide Mandate Relief

August 8, 2008
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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 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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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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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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