JOE ROBACH AND SENATE MAJORITY COALITION TO HOST INDUSTRY-SPECIFIC PUBLIC FORUMS ON REGULATORY AND REFORM

Joe Robach and members of the Senate Majority Coalition recently announced a series of industry-specific public hearings on regulatory reform as part of the coalition’s bipartisan effort to identify and eliminate the most costly government regulations that strangle business and job growth and drive up local taxes. The Administrative Regulations Review Commission and the Senate Committee on Commerce, Economic Development and Small Business will convene 10 public forums in September and October.

Each public forum will be industry-specific and will give Senators the opportunity to hear from businesses and local officials and learn which rules, regulations and mandates affecting their industry are the most useless, most costly, and should be eliminated.

The public forum dates, places and industry to be discussed, are as follows:
September 11 Buffalo Medical Technology/Health
September 19 Watertown Agriculture
September 20 Syracuse Manufacturing
September 25 Long Island Construction
September 26 New York City Insurance
September 26 New York City Banking/Financial Services
September 27 Hudson Valley Small Business
October 2 Saratoga Hospitality/Tourism
October 9 Corning Manufacturing
October 15 Rochester Biotechnology
Senator Robach will host the Senate Forum/Hearing on Biotechnology in Rochester.
In regards to the hearing, Senator Joe Robach stated, “The highly skilled nature of bioscience jobs, and the growing demand for them, has surpassed the wage growth of private sector jobs, so it is our best interest to do whatever we can to help biotechnology thrive in Rochester and Upstate New York. There are many ways to do this, but it starts by eliminating the bureaucracy and red tape.”

For more information on this hearing or any other Senate initiative, contact the office of Senator Joe Robach.