On Tuesday, March 22nd, Senator Robach provided floor comments regarding the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire Resolution. The text of the New York State Resolution is below.
WHEREAS the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire of March 25, 1911, resulted in the deaths of 146 garment workers, most of whom were young immigrant women who perished from the fire or leapt to their deaths to escape the flames because management kept the exit doors locked to keep workers from taking breaks outside; and
Earlier this week, the New York State Senate passed thier 2011-2012 Budget and the Assembly did the same. Senator Robach discusses the next steps in to getting an on-time budget passed for New York State in 2011.
On Tuesday, February 1st, New York State Andrew Cuomo delivered his 2011-2012 Executive Budget Address. Following the presentation, Senator Robach shared his thoughts on Governor Cuomo's proposed budget.
On Tuesday, May 25, Senator Robach honored Jodie Perry, president of the Greece Chamber of Commerce as a "Woman of Distinction". The "Woman of Distinction" program was created as part of the Senate's celebration of Women's History Month. In addition to recognizing present-day women, the Senate hosts a display in Albany that honors other distinguished women from New York's past, from leaders of the 19th Century suffragist movement to pioneers in education, science and the arts.