In the budget recently passed by the Legislature, Rochester Senator Robach voted to support measures that will hopefully lead to clean water, clean air and healthy communities. In the new State Budget reflects a strong commitment to protecting and enhancing New York and Rochester’s natural resources and makes major new investments in key environmental initiatives that will benefit local communities across Monroe County and New York State.
The budget included $153 million for vital funding of the Environmental Protection Fund, an increasing over last years amount by $19 million. The EPF funding will support a wide array of essential projects that protect open spaces and ensures clean air and water for millions of New Yorkers.
Also included is $45 million in additional NY Works funding for improvements to parks and historic sites that Senator Robach hopes will be used right here in Rochester in the preservation of our historic neighborhoods. To help protect the heath and safety of families and communities across New York $40 million was allocated for critical environmental clean ups.
In January, Rochester Senator Joe Robach teamed up with Time Warner Cable, Sunnking, Waste Management and Monroe County for a electronics recycling event. People dropped off old computers, printers, phones, tv’s and more, and they didn’t even have to get out of the car!