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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.

April 1, 2009
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Certificate to Eagle Scout Derek Gerhard

Senator Robach presents a certificate to Eagle Scout Derek Gerhard.

April 1, 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.

April 1, 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.

April 1, 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.

April 1, 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.

April 1, 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 16, 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 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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