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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 28, 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 28, 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 6, 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.

April 1, 2009
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Proclamation to the Jefferson Avenue Business Association (JABA)

Senator Robach presents a proclamation to the Jefferson Avenue Business Association (JABA) in celebration of their 25th anniversary of the Black History Awards Dinner.

April 1, 2009
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Senator Robach Announces New Job Creation Plan

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.

April 1, 2009
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Proclamation to the Jefferson Avenue Business Association (JABA)

Senator Robach presents a proclamation to the Jefferson Avenue Business Association (JABA).

April 1, 2009
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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.

April 1, 2009
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Fabulous Flowers Celebrates 50 Years of Business

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.

April 1, 2009
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Greece Open for Business Campaign at Greece Ridge Mall

Senator Robach and the Greece Chamber of Commerce announces the "Greece: Open for Business" campaign at Greece Ridge Mall.

April 1, 2009
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Dictionaries for 3rd and 4th Graders at all Greece and Hilton Elementary Schools

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.

April 1, 2009
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Medals of Honor to Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge

Senator Robach presents 10 New York State Medals of Honor to Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge.

April 1, 2009
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New Flag and Flag Pole for School 42

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.

 

 

April 1, 2009
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Lifetime Assistance's Legislative Breakfast

Senator Robach speaks at Lifetime Assistance's Legislative Breakfast, discussing group homes and day service options.

April 1, 2009
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New Rock Climbing Wall for the Boys and Girls Club of Rochester

Senator Robach secured funding to build and open a new rock climbing wall for the Boys & Girls Club of Rochester.

April 1, 2009
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