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2012-2013 New York State Budget

2012-13 State Budget Reduces Spending, Does Not Raise Taxes, Creates Jobs

For the second consecutive year, the New York State Senate has completed an early passage of the state budget. The 2012-13 state budget achieves the Senate Republicans’ goals of reducing state spending, not raising taxes and creating new private sector jobs. The new state fiscal year begins April 1st.

2012-13 STATE BUDGET HIGHLIGHTS

 

STATE SPENDING GROWTH HELD UNDER TWO PERCENT

 

> The $132.6 billion spending plan limits all-funds spending growth to 1.9 percent. For the second year in a row, state spending growth is less than the two percent spending cap advocated by Senate Republicans and placed on local government and school budgets.

 

March 30, 2012
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Senator Robach Guests on News and Views

On Thursday, March 30th, Senator Robach was a guest on News and Views, where he discussed the 2012-2013 New York State Budget.

March 30, 2012
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Meeting with YouthBuild Students

This week, I welcomed YouthBuild students to my office in Albany. The students are Isaiah Nesmith, Shlon James, Mubarak Bashir, Jasmine Cunico, Rahine Cotton, Adrienne Riley, Yvonne Vega, Mykel Wilder, Quenisha Jenkins, and Nate Gill.

March 30, 2012
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Senator Robach Announces College Scholarships

Senator Joe Robach announced today that the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators is now accepting applications for four $1,500 scholarships to be awarded June 4th  at their Annual Legislative Conference Day.  Scholarship winners must be present to receive their awards.

 

“These scholarships will hopefully alleviate some of the burden of affording a higher education,” says Senator Robach.

 

March 29, 2012
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Career Fair and Networking Event May 16th

The August Group (TAG), Rochester’s premier volunteer networking organization, in collaboration with Monroe Community College (www.monroecc.edu/workforce), will present their 13th Career Fair and Networking event on Wednesday, May 16th from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. in the Warshof Conference Center, R. Thomas Flynn Campus Center on MCC’s Brighton Campus, 1000 East Henrietta Road.

 

March 29, 2012
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Senator Robach Makes Additional Comments on 2012-2013 NYS Budget

On Wednesday, March 28th, the New York State Senate passed three bills related to the New York State Budget for the 2012-2013 Fiscal Year, which is scheduled to begin on April 1st. Senator Robach discusses the details regarding those bills.

March 28, 2012
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Senator Robach Reacts to NYS Budget Agreement

On Tuesday, March 27th, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo and Legislative leaders announced an agreement on the 2012-2013 New York State Budget.

March 27, 2012
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Delta Expands Service Out of Rochester

Yesterday, I had the privilege to speak at a press conference and ribbon cutting ceremony where Delta Airlines announced its new service from Rochester to New York City's LaGuardia Airport. The first flight took off at 2:03 p.m. yesterday, immediately following the ribbon cutting ceremony.

March 26, 2012
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Soy Unica Soy Latina Rally

This past weekend, I had the privilege to attend, and speak at, the Soy Unica Soy Latina Rally. For more information about this great event, and Latinas Unidas organization, visit their website, http://www.latinasunidas.org/rally/.

March 26, 2012
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Community Connection for Week Ending March 25th, 2012

In this week's Community Connection, an update on the 2012-2013 New York State Budget approval process, upcoming events in our community, and a downtown business expands its offices in the Cascade District. Click on the PDF link below to view it in full-screen.

March 23, 2012
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DNA Databank Expands

All-Crimes DNA Law a Powerful Crimefighting Tool To Help Protect New Yorkers

 

The databank expansion, which has been agreed to by Governor Andrew Cuomo and the State Assembly, will help close thousands of unsolved cases, bring justice to crime victims, and help prevent dangerous criminals from committing additional crimes.

 

The Senate Republican Majority has led the effort to expand the databank, garnering strong public backing for the proposal through a series of on-line petitions and public events. Several thousand citizens from communities across the state signed on in support of the measure.

 

March 22, 2012
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120 BUSINESSES JOIN NY YOUTH WORKS PROGRAM, CREATING JOBS FOR 2,900 AT-RISK YOUTH

Governor Encourages New York Employers to Take Advantage of Program and Urges Unemployed Youth to Get Involved

 

 

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that more than 120 businesses across the state have joined the New York Youth Works Program, creating 2,900 full and part-time job openings for young, at-risk New Yorkers.

 

Mylan Denerstein, Counsel to the Governor, and Alphonso David, Deputy Secretary for Civil Rights, today joined members of the Legislature and representatives from participating businesses to encourage additional youth and companies to take advantage of the program.

 

March 21, 2012
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Community Connection for Week Ending March 18th, 2012

In this week's Community Connection, details on the Senate's 2012 Job Creation Plan, events coming up this week around the community, and looking back at the 9th Annual Gabe Dalmath Memorial Walk.

March 16, 2012
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Agreement Reached on Expansion of DNA Databank

New Law Expands Access to DNA Testing and Discovery for Defendants

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver today announced an historic agreement that will make New York State the first “all crimes DNA state in the nation, by requiring DNA samples be collected from anyone convicted of a felony or penal law misdemeanor. In addition, the bill also significantly expands defendants' access to DNA testing and comparison both before and after conviction in appropriate circumstances, as well as to discovery after conviction to demonstrate their innocence.

Governor Cuomo introduced the DNA Databank legislation as a centerpiece of his 2012 legislative agenda.

March 14, 2012
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Community Connection for Week Ending March 11th, 2012

In this week's Community Connection, a warning for seniors in our community, upcoming events around the area, and congratulating our student-athletes for a successful winter season.

March 9, 2012
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Warning Regarding Scam Aimed at Grandparents

Elderly Victims Across New York Lost More Than $441K To Scammers Pretending To Be Family Members In Need

 

Schneiderman: It’s Despicable That Scammers Are Preying On Vulnerability & Generosity Of Seniors

 

NEW YORK - As part of National Consumer Protection Week, Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman issued a warning to New Yorkers today after regional offices throughout the state have reported a rise in so-called "grandparent scams," where perpetrators impersonate relatives in need, and then dupe unsuspecting seniors into sending them money. Victims of these phone scams have lost more than $441,000 over the last several months.

 

March 9, 2012
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Students from Rochester School for the Deaf Visit Albany

On Tuesday, March 6th, I had the pleasure of meeting with students from Rochester School for the Deaf.

March 7, 2012
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4-H Legislative Breakfast in Albany

On Tuesday, March 6th, I had the opportunity to meet with Keith Alexander, Joyce Parker, and Jaelen Gross during the 4-H breakfast.

March 7, 2012
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Celebrating Black History Month at School #36

Recently, I had the privilege to attend an assembly as School 36 which brought the celebration of Black History Month to a conclusion. Black History Month is celebrated each February throughout the country.

March 6, 2012
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Community Connection for Week Ending March 4th, 2012

In this week's Community Connection, information regarding income taxes and changes for this filing season, celebrating Black History Month at School #36, and upcoming events in the week ahead. Click the link below to download a full-screen PDF version.

March 2, 2012
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