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.
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.