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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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Certificate to Eagle Scout Derek Gerhard

Senator Robach presents a certificate to Eagle Scout Derek Gerhard.

March 31, 2009
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Airline Passenger's Bill of Rights Law Takes

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.

March 31, 2009
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Commemoration of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Senator Robach joins with the Alternatives for Battered Women and other area officials and activists in commemoration of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

March 31, 2009
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United States Flag Presented to School #34

Senator Robach presents the United States flag to a group of students in grades 4-6 at School #34.

March 31, 2009
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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Spanish Center of Information of North Clinton Avenue

Senator Robach attends a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Spanish Center of Information of f North Clinton Avenue.

March 31, 2009
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Robach Working to Form Upstate Legislative Caucus

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.

March 31, 2009
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Gilda's Club Walk for Wellness at Greece Ridge Mall

Senator Robach emcees the Gilda's Club Walk for Wellness at Greece Ridge Mall. The event is geared towards helping kids with cancer.

March 31, 2009
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Robach Announces Senate To Act On "timothy’s Law" To Provide Mental Health Parity

The New York State Senate will act today on "Timothy’s Law," sponsored by Senator Tom Libous (R-C, Binghamton), to provide parity in insurance coverage for mental illnesses. The legislation would require insurance companies to cover most mental illnesses and would require coverage for a broad range of mental illnesses and conditions specifically related to children.

March 26, 2009
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Upstate Now - Senate Majority Plan For Job Growth & Economic Development

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.

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March 26, 2009
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Senator Joe Robach And Attorney General Cuomo Announce “e-stop” Legislation

 

Senator Joseph E. Robach joined Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, Monroe County District Attorney Michael C. Green, Rochester Mayor Robert J. Duffy, and Assemblymember Joseph D. Morelle today to announce the Attorney General’s new e-STOP legislation and its protections against sexual predators online.

March 26, 2009
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Senator Robach Issues Urgent Call To Track New York’s Missing Sex Offenders

Senator Joseph Robach and members of the New York State Senate Majority Conference today called on Governor Eliot Spitzer to implement a three-point plan within the next sixty days to help identify the whereabouts of the more than 1,000 convicted sex offenders who have failed to comply with address verification requirements.

March 26, 2009
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Senator Robach Announces Passage Of Workers’ Comp Reform Legislation

Highlights of the legislation include the following:

            > Reduce employer costs for workers’ comp insurance premiums by ten to fifteen percent, an estimated savings of nearly $1 billion.

            > The maximum weekly benefit for injured workers will

March 26, 2009
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New York’s Dairy Farms Are In Crisis...help Is Here, Now!

 

Application deadline: April 27thThe New York Dairy Assistance ProgramNew York dairy farmers are now eligible for a share of $30 million in immediate assistance. The funds are included in the new state budget to assist dairy farmers who have been socked by falling milk process, made worse by rising fuel, feed and other production costs.To be eligible, farmers must apply by April 27. The application and instructions may be downloaded here.

March 26, 2009
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Robach: Upstate Caucus Focuses on Impact of Governor's Budget on Upstate Healthcare Facilities

Upstate Healthcare Advocates Warn of Detrimental Impact of Paterson’s Proposals

Diane Ashley, CEO of Rochester Regional Healthcare Advocates, John Bartimole, President of Western New York Healthcare Association and Gary Fitzgerald, President of Iroquois Healthcare Alliance spoke to a room full of members of the New York State Senate and Assembly and their staff about the severe impact the Governor’s budget would have on Upstate healthcare providers and, in turn,  the health of New Yorkers. 

March 15, 2009
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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 1, 2009
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