Joseph E. Robach

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2014-2015 New York State Budget Presentation

For the fourth consecutive year, my colleagues in the New York State Legislature and I approved an on-time budget that reduces taxes and keeps overall spending growth below two percent. I was pleased to join Governor Cuomo in Rochester this morning to highlight the successes of this year's budget.

April 10, 2014

Rochester Ice Cats Friendship Tournament

The Rochester Ice Cats held their 7th annual Rochester Friendship Tournament over the weekend. I was excited that they asked me to once again help welcome all of the athletes and help drop the puck at the Opening Ceremony Saturday afternoon. Many thanks to Rochester Special Hockey and everyone who makes this great tournament possible!

April 8, 2014

Honor Flight Rochester Mission 33

I had the privilege of joining the Rochester community in welcoming home Honor Flight Mission 33 yesterday afternoon. Welcoming home our veterans from an Honor Flight mission never gets old to me, as we give them the proper "thanks" for all that they have done for our nation. Many thanks to all of the volunteers, guardians and donor who make Honor Flight Rochester possible. 

April 7, 2014

Monroe County/City of Rochester Crime Victims Coalition

I was pleased to join my colleagues in state and local government for the Monroe County/City of Rochester Coalition for Crime Victims press conference for Crime Victims Awareness week. The Coalition for Crime Victims has made tremendous progress throughout its 30 years of serving. I pledge to continue advocating for crime victims throughout our region and our state. Thanks for all you do for crime victims in Rochester.

April 3, 2014

Senator Robach & NYS Senate Majority Coalition to Host Forum on Heroin and Opioid Addiction

Task Force Seeking Addiction Prevention & Treatment Experts to Testify at Forum

New York State Senator Joseph Robach and the members of the Senate Majority Coalition announced today that they will be hosting a public forum on heroin and opioid addiction on Tuesday, April 15 from 10:00 a.m. – Noon. This hearing will be held at the Monroe County Office Building Legislative Chambers (4th floor, Rm. 406), 39 West Main Street, Rochester, NY 14614.

April 2, 2014

Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse Historical Society Celebrates 40 Years!

I recently joined members of the Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse Historical Society at their 40th Anniversary luncheon. I was pleased to present newly appointed President Kirk Simpson with an official proclamation from the New York State Senate. Congratulations on 40 great years, and thanks for all that you do for the Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse!

April 1, 2014

Mary M. Gooley Hemophilia Center Visits Albany

I was pleased to host the Mary M. Gooley Hemophilia Center at my office at the State Capitol today. Thank you for all you do those dealing with Hemophilia and other bleeding disorders in our community. 

March 24, 2014

Senator Robach Announces Collegiate Scholarships

New York State Senator Joe Robach announced today that the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators is now accepting applications for four $2,000 scholarships, which will be awarded on June 9th at their Annual Legislative Conference Day. 

March 21, 2014

Boy Scout Troop 77 Visits

I had the pleasure of meeting with Boy Scouts Luke Basler, Graham Trolley, Marshall Ireland and Nash Dickason from Boy Scout Troop 77 in Brighton. They had some great questions for me about my job in the State Senate and the inner-workings of State Government, and were able to receive a Merit Badge for it! Great job guys, keep up the good work and dedication to scouting!

March 14, 2014

Meeting with Local Highway Superintendents

I had a great meeting with dozens of local and state Highway Superintendents yesterday afternoon in Albany. These hard working men and women are dedicated to providing the best roads and highways for New York State travelers. I look forward to working with them more in my role as Senate Transportation Committee Chairman. Thanks for making the trip to Albany!

March 6, 2014

Senate Passes Bill to Help Prevent Environmental Crimes: Legislation Sponsored by Senator Joe Robach

The New York State Senate today passed legislation that would prosecute those who intentionally or recklessly damage the environment while committing another crime.

March 5, 2014

Chelsy's Place Opens in the City of Rochester

Congratulations to Jose and Wendy Navedo, and everyone at Chelsy's Place on their grand opening over the weekend. Chelsy's offers Spanish and American cuisine, and is open from 6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. 7 days a week! The Navedo's put a lot of sweat and equity in to making this a great restaurant for all to enjoy. Once again, congratulations and best of luck.  

March 4, 2014

Senator Robach Presents: How to Plan for Your Child's College Future

Senator Joe Robach to Presents: How to Plan for Your Child’s College Future

Planning for your child's college future can be confusing and difficult. That's why I'm pleased to announce that I will be hosting two Financial Aid Forums to help those seeking information about what kind of financial aid is available and how you can apply for it.New York State Senator Joseph Robach is pleased to announce that he is hosting two Student Financial Aid forums for families.

March 4, 2014

Robach Named Chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 27, 2014 

Robach Named Chairman of Senate Transportation Committee

New York State Senator Joseph E. Robach (R, C, I – Rochester) was named Chairman of the New York State Senate’s Committee on Transportation.

February 27, 2014

Ribbon Cutting at Son House Apartments

I was pleased to join officials from the City of Rochester and New York State yesterday as we cut the ribbon on Providence Housing's latest development, Son House Apartments on Joseph Avenue. Son House Apartments offer 21 affordable one-bedroom apartments with nearby access to the RGRTA bus line and retail shopping.

February 25, 2014

Autumn Lane Elementary School gets iPads

As part of an ongoing initiative, students at Autumn Lane Elementary School in the Town of Greece will now have access to 30 iPads in the school's library. This new technology will help them prepare for testing and to meet district technology standards. I'm pleased to help secure funding for this project that will benefit all K-5 students in the Greece Central School District by providing them access to new technology. Many thanks to Superintendent Deane-Williams and Principal Potter for inviting me today. 

February 24, 2014

Fairport Savings Bank Residential Mortgage Office Opens in Greece

I was pleased to join Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich and the Greece community in welcoming Fairport Savings Bank Residential Mortgage office to the Town of Greece today. Located at 97 Canal Landing Boulevard in Canal Ponds, this is Fairport Savings Banks' first west side mortgage office. For more information, visit

February 21, 2014

Staying Fit at Beatrice Place

I had a great time today participating in Zumba Gold at Episcopal SeniorLife Communities Beatrice Place. It was nice seeing so many seniors staying active and getting fit, while enjoying each others company. Many thanks to welcoming staff at  Beatrice Place for inviting me to participate, and to my colleagues from the Greece Town Board, Andy Conlon and Mike Barry, for joining me in the fun!

February 7, 2014

AT&T Wireless Opens in the Town of Greece

AT&T Wireless recently opened its newest location in the Dewey Avenue Corridor in the Town of Greece. This is the latest store to open in the revitalized Dewey Corridor, it's great to see this part of Greece buzzing once again. 

February 4, 2014

Fleet Feet Opens at the Culver Road Armory

On Saturday morning, I was excited to join the Rochester community at the grand opening of the newest Fleet Feet Sports location at the Culver Road Armory. This is just the latest addition in the ongoing transformation of the Culver Road Armory, and is a great fit for the community. Best of luck to Boots, Ellen and the entire Fleet Feet team on their newest adventure!

February 3, 2014