This past week, Senator Joe Robach was joined by his colleague Mike Ranzenhofer as they spoke to the Gates Chili Chamber of Commerce to discuss some of the exciting things we’re doing in State government to grow business and create jobs in New York. Senator Robach spoke to the Senate’s priority to get back to making New York work. Over the past year, Senator Robach had supported many policy ideas such as 14 regulatory reform bills to identify and eliminate thousands of costly and unnecessary government regulations that inhibit job creation and drive up local property taxes.

The regulatory reform initiative creates a Berger Commission-style Task Force. The panel will have extraordinary power to review state rules, regulations, and public authorities and make recommendations for the repeal of ones that are determined to be unnecessary. The Task Force recommendations would be binding unless they are rejected by the Legislature. According to Joe Robach, the package is designed to create a more competitive environment for businesses so they can create new jobs and grow for the future. Along with the need to deliver relief from high taxes, burdensome and unnecessary regulations continue to be a major obstacle when it comes to revitalizing New York’s economy.

Senator Robach also reminded those in the audience about the upcoming public hearing on regulatory reform and biotechnology jobs on Tuesday, October 15 from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. This hearing will be held at the Monroe County Office Building Legislative Chambers (4th floor, Rm. 406), 39 West Main Street, Rochester, NY 14614.