Neil D. Breslin's Press releases

Senator Breslin Reminds us that March is Women’s History Month

Contact: Evan Schneider | 518-455-2225 | eschneid@nysenate.gov (Albany, NY) Senator Neil D. Breslin (D- Delmar) notes the month of March is Women’s History Month. This is a great opportunity to reflect not only on how women have shaped our society, government, culture and all aspects of our lives, but also the inequalities that remain, particularly the absence of equal pay for equal work.

March 14, 2011
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Senator Breslin Celebrates Irish-American Heritage Month

Contact: Evan Schneider | 518-455-2225 | eschneid@nysenate.gov March 11, 2011(Albany, NY)- Senator Neil D. Breslin (D-Delmar) recognizes March as Irish American Heritage Month and encourages all New Yorkers to recognize the vital contributions Irish Americans have made to the Capitol Region and celebrate those who proudly trace their roots back to Ireland.

March 11, 2011
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Senator Breslin Recognizes World Kidney Day

Contact: Evan Schneider | 518-455-2225 | eschneid@nysenate.gov March 10, 2011(Albany, NY)- Senator Neil D. Breslin (D-Delmar) notes that Thursday March 10, 2011 is World Kidney Day. Kidney diseases are silent killers, many patients do not show any symptoms until they reach kidney failure. Senator Breslin encourages all of his constituents to get tested and spread the word about the importance of getting tested for kidney disease. This year, World Kidney Day focuses on Diabetes. Diabetes is one of the leading causes of kidney diseases worldwide.  Major causes of kidney damage include hypertension, obesity, and pollution. Many people ignore the severity of these conditions which has led to an increase in the prevalence of kidney disorders.

March 10, 2011
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Senate Democrats Seek To Hold GOP To Their Reform Promise

For Immediate Release: March 7, 2011Contact: Evan Schneider | eschneid@nysenate.gov | 518-455-2225 (Albany, NY) After the Senate GOP continued to back away from their promise to support independent redistricting by quietly burying the centerpiece of Governor Cuomo’s agenda to clean up Albany -- the Redistricting Reform Act of 2011 -- in the Senate Rules Committee where it can anonymously avoid public oversight, Senate Democrats today presented and delivered a petition seeking to force a vote and public hearing on the Governor’s legislation. 

March 7, 2011
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SENATOR BRESLIN NOTES: FEBRUARY IS AMERICAN HEART MONTH

Contact: Evan Schneider│eschneid@nysenate.gov│518-455-2225

February 7, 2011

February 7, 2011
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NYS Public Service Commission Announces Home Heating Regulations

November 15, 2010(Albany, NY)- During these tough economic times home heating costs can present a significant financial burden to many New York families. Often many of our most vulnerable citizens are faced with the unfortunate reality of getting their service terminated due to their inability to make timely payments. The NYS Public Service Commission and Senator Neil Breslin (D-Delmar) would like to remind New Yorkers that consumer protection measures are available.

November 15, 2010
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Senator Breslin: Parents, Kids Remember to Get Immunized

August 11, 2010(Albany, NY)- In anticipation of National Immunization Awareness Month this August, Senator Breslin (D- Delmar) urged parents to schedule appointments for themselves and their children to protect against dangerous viruses. National Immunization Awareness Month is an annual observance to emphasize the importance of immunizations across all stages of life, from infants to the elderly.  Since children are especially vulnerable to infection, most vaccines are given during the first five to six years of life.  Other immunizations are recommended during adolescent or adult years, and, for certain vaccines, booster immunizations are recommended throughout life.

August 12, 2010
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Senator Breslin Encourages Participation in ‘National Night Out’

August 1, 2010(Albany, NY)-In an effort to increase public awareness and encourage participation in local anticrime efforts, Senator Breslin (D- Delmar) notes that Tuesday, August 3rd  (between 7 and 10 PM) is National Night Out — “America’s Night Out Against Crime.National Night Out (NNO), a year-long community building campaign, is designed to:·         Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness;·         Generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime programs·         Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships;

August 2, 2010
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Senator Breslin: Does the State Owe You Money?

Thursday July 22, 2010(Albany, NY) Senator Neil D. Breslin (D-Delmar) announced today that New Yorkers are owed hundreds of millions in unclaimed funds from the State, and can get any money they are owed simply by calling the state Comptroller’s office or going online.“The Comptroller has made it easy for New Yorkers to find out if the state owes them money,” said Senator Breslin. “This money does not belong to the state and I urge all New Yorkers to take a minute of their time to find out if they have money coming to them.” The Comptroller has more than 25 million outstanding accounts, which may be worth as little as a few dollars to several thousand.

July 22, 2010
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June 23, 2010
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NY Senate Adopts Groundbreaking Legislation To Protect Patients From Insurance Industry Abuses

For Immediate Release: June 18, 2010Contact: Kate Powers│kpowers@senate.state.ny.us│518.455.2225

June 18, 2010
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Senator Breslin Stands Together with Domestic Violence Survivors

For Immediate Release: June18, 2010Contact: Kelly Conboy│kconboy@senate.state.ny.us│518.455.2225(Albany, NY)- Senator Breslin (D-Delmar) is pleased to announce passage of an extensive 12-point legislative package that will significantly enhance the safety of domestic violence survivors. The package will also improve state services and strengthen penalties against those who inflict pain and suffering upon their partners.

June 18, 2010
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Senate Bill Provides Governor Authority To Fill Lieutenant Governor Vacancy

For Immediate Release: June 16, 2010Kate Powers │kpowers@senate.state.ny.us│518.455.2415(Albany, NY)- The New York State Senate has passed legislation (S7682), sponsored by Senator Breslin (D-Delmar), which provides authority for a governor to fill the role of the lieutenant governor in the event of a vacancy. 

June 16, 2010
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Landmark Legislation Ensuring Children With Autism Receive The Medical Care They Deserve Passed The State Senate

For Immediate Release: June 10, 2010Contact: Kate Powers│kpowers@senate.state.ny.us│518.455.2225(Albany, NY)-The Senate Democratic Majority passed groundbreaking legislation to protect children with autism, setting the bar for a new national standard for treatment and services. The legislation sponsored by Senator Neil D. Breslin (D-Delmar), Chair of the Insurance Committee, requires health insurers to cover early intervention screening, diagnosis and treatment for autism spectrum disorders, saving families facing autism thousands of dollars a year.

June 10, 2010
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Senator Breslin Makes Newer Cancer Therapies Available to Patients

For Immediate Release: June 10, 2010Contact: Evan Schneider│eschneid@senate.state.ny.us│518-455-2225(Albany, NY)-The Senate Democratic Majority recently passed legislation (S7408A) sponsored by Senator Neil D. Breslin (D-Delmar), Chair of the Insurance Committee, that will make more progressive treatments for New Yorkers suffering from cancer available.

June 10, 2010
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Senator Breslin Champions Measure To Protect New Yorkers From Out-of-Control Health Insurance Premium Rates

For Immediate Release: June 8, 2010Contact: Kate Powers│kpowers@senate.state.ny.us│518.455.2225(Albany, NY)-As healthcare costs skyrocket and wages remain stagnant, the Senate Democratic Majority continued its efforts on behalf of working families by passing Prior Approval legislation sponsored by Senator Neil D. Breslin (D-Delmar), Chair of the Insurance Committee, to make health insurance more affordable for individuals, families, and small businesses.

June 8, 2010
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Senator Breslin Working to Improve Quality of Life for People in Need of Dialysis Treatment

For Immediate Release: Friday June 4th, 2010Contact: Evan Schneider│518-455-2225│eschneid@senate.state.ny.us(Albany, NY)-Legislation (S1803-c) sponsored by Senator Neil D. Breslin (D-Delmar), Chair of the Insurance Committee, that would allow people who receive dialysis treatments to receive their treatment outside of their insurance provider network in certain circumstances passed the Senate.

June 4, 2010
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