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Senator Robach Commnets on Triangle Shirtwaist Fire Resolution

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

 

March 24, 2011
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Senator Robach Discusses Separate States

Senator Robach discusses his bill which would allow voters to decide, via referendum, whether to seperate New York State into two separate states.

March 23, 2011
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Gabe Dalmath Memorial Walk Raises Money for Camp Northpoint

On Sunday morning, March 20th, Senator Robach spoke to participants at the 8th Annual Gabe Dalmath Memorial Walk to benefit Camp Northpoint. Money raised will help improve the 48-acre YMCA camp that kids from kindergarten through ninth grade can attend. Over 200 people took part in the walk at the Mall at Greece Ridge.

March 23, 2011
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Greece Athena Basketball Coach Debuts New Book

On Saturday, March 19th, Senator Robach spoke at Greece Athena High School, where boys basketball head coach Jim Johnson debuted his new book, "A Coach and A Miracle". The book discusses the 2005-2006 basketball season, which included Jason McElwain's special game on February 15th, 2006 against Spencerport. Pictured with Senator Robach is Johnson (left) and McElwain (center).

March 23, 2011
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Online Petition: Do You Support the Division of New York into two Separate States?

Yes, I support Senator Robach's legislation to provide for a referendum on the question "Do you  support  the division of New York into two separate states?".

March 22, 2011
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Should New York Be Separated into Two States?

Here is the story from the Democrat and Chronicle regarding bill S712, sponsored by Senator Robach, that would allow voters to decide on whether the state should be split into upstate and downstate.

Democrat and Chronicle March 22, 2011

March 22, 2011
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Senator Robach Presents State Resolutions to Hilton Firefighters

On Saturday, March 19th, Senator Robach presented New York State Resolutions to William Carter and Past Chief Steve Burritt. The members of the Hilton Fire Department were honored for 50 years of service during the department's annual banquet.

March 21, 2011
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Senator Robach Discusses Hope for On-Time Budget with YNN Rochester

Senator Robach talked to YNN Rochester on Saturday, March 19th, regarding his hope for an on-time budget that will serve the people of New York State. Click the link below to view the video and read the story.

YNN Rochester

 

March 19, 2011
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Community Connection for Week Ending March 18th

Here is Senator Robach's Community Connection for the week ending Friday, March 18th. In this week's edition, how you can provide input on the New York State Budget, St. Patrick's Day celebrated in Greece, and some of the upcoming events around the district. Click the link below to download a full-screen version.

March 18, 2011
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St. Patrick's Day in the Town of Greece

The Town of Greece celebrated St. Patrick's Day at the Community and Senior Center with a lunch for seniors and a performance by the dancers from the Young School of Irish Dance. Senator Robach attended this afternoon's St. Patrick's Day event and made remarks to guests after the performances.

March 17, 2011
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Senator Robach Meets UFC's Dana White

On Tuesday, March 15th, Ultimate Fighting Championship Dana White was in Albany to meet with legislators and dicuss the rules and regulations of Mixed Martial Arts.

March 17, 2011
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Senator Robach Meets with Members of MCC

On Tuesday, March 15th, Travis Sharp, Michael Gray, and Scott Blue, all from Monroe Community College were in Albany to meet with Senator Robach in his legislative office.

March 16, 2011
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Senator Robach Discusses New York State Budget

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.

March 16, 2011
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Senate Passes Legislation to Limit Protests at Military Funerals, Additional Legislation to Support Veterans

The New York State Senate Monday passed legislation (S.3901) that would limit protests at military funerals.  Called “The Specialist Thomas Wilwerth Military Dignity Act,” the proposed law is named for an Iraq War Veteran who lost his life in combat in 2006.

 

 

This legislation is part of a package of Veterans bills that was passed by the Senate Monday. 

 

 

In addition, the Senate passed legislation that would significantly enhance the protection of property, rights and services available to current and former military personnel. The seven bills would build upon the Senate’s ongoing commitment to increase support for veterans and their families.

 

March 15, 2011
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Community Connection for Week Ending March 11th

Here is Senator Robach's Community Connection for the week ending Friday March 11th. In this week's edition, getting ready for St. Patrick's Day, Casino Night and Boxing in the Out and About, and saluting a Greece teacher retiring after more than 30 years! Click the link below to view it in full screen.

March 11, 2011
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Committee Meeting: Labor meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Labor Senator Joseph E. Robach, Chair 11:30 AM, Tuesday, March 15, 2011 Room 804 LOB

March 15, 11:30 AM - 11:33 AM
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Rochester Student Honored in Albany

Senator Robach pictured with Seo Chul Ryong of Rochester, who was honored on Wednesday, March 9th during the 28th Annual Student of the Year Awards and Legislative Event.

March 10, 2011
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Senator Robach Welcomes Bryant and Stratton College to Albany

On Tuesday, March 8th, Senator Robach met with representatives from Bryant and Stratton College in Rochester at his Albany Legislative Office regarding TAP (tuition assistance program).

 

Senator Robach pictured with representatives from Bryant and Stratton College, including Andrea Lenney, Natasha Fite, Marie D'Alessandro, Jennifer Smith, Ted Barclift, Marc Ambrosi, Steven Lingard, and Rob Ferrell.

March 10, 2011
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