Neil D. Breslin's Press releases

Senate Passes Historic Bill to Protect Domestic Workers

For Immediate ReleaseContact: Kelly Conboy│kconboy@senate.state.ny.us│518.455.2225(Albany, NY)-The New York State Senate passed the historic Domestic Workers Bill of Rights, making New York the first state in the nation to provide new standards of worker protection for more than 200,000 employees in an industry which has gone unregulated for decades, Senator Breslin (D- Delmar) announced.

June 2, 2010
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Statement From Senator Neil D. Breslin Re: Parks

For Immediate Release: May 28, 2010Contact: Maureen Cetrino – 518-455-2225“I share the outrage that New Yorkers have expressed at the closing of Thacher Park.  At a time when people are feeling overburdened by taxes and tough economic times, it was a slap in the face to tell them they could not even use their parks to celebrate Memorial Day.”

May 28, 2010
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PEF Says Thank You To Senator Breslin

My resolution against Governor Paterson’s furlough plan helped a federal judge put a stop to them. I will continue to oppose furloughs and layoffs. I have attached a letter thanking me for my help from the president of the Public Employees Federation.

May 20, 2010
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Statement from Senator Neil D. Breslin Regarding Furloughs

For Immediate Release:  May 10, 2010 Kelly Conboy | kconboy@senate.state.ny.us | 518-455-2225

May 10, 2010
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Volunteer Firefighters and Ambulance Workers Now Qualify for More Affordable Health Insurance

For Immediate Release: May 7, 2010

Evan Schneider | 518.455.2225 | eschneid@senate.state.ny.us

(Albany, NY)-Legislation (S5111), sponsored by Senator Neil D. Breslin (D-Delmar), Chair of the Insurance Committee, which recognizes and rewards men and women who volunteer in their local fire or ambulance companies by permitting any public corporation to extend health services and insurance to volunteer firefighters and ambulance workers has been signed into law by Governor Paterson.

May 7, 2010
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APRIL IS AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH

Contact: Kate Powers │kpowers@senate.state.ny.us│518.455.2225

March 30, 2010

March 30, 2010
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March 8, 2010
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March 5, 2010
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Statement from Senator Neil D. Breslin Regarding State Layoffs

For Immediate Release: March 5, 2010

Kelly Conboy | 518.455.2225 | kconboy@senate.state.ny.us

(Albany, NY)– “Job creation is a top priority of the Democratic Majority Conference. I do not, nor have I considered or supported massive cuts to the state’s workforce.

  Public employees contribute to our quality of life and provide essential services to citizens across the state.  I vehemently oppose state layoffs and will continue to fight to keep New Yorkers working.” 

March 5, 2010
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Breslin Bill Qualifies Volunteer Firefighters and Ambulance Workers for More Affordable Health Insurance

For Immediate Release: February 9, 2010

Evan  Schneider | 518.455.2225 | eschneid@senate.state.ny.us

(Albany, NY) – The New York State Senate recently passed legislation (S5111) sponsored by Senator Neil D. Breslin (D-Delmar), Chair of the Insurance Committee, which recognizes and rewards men and women who volunteer in their local fire or ambulance companies by permitting any public corporation to extend health services and insurance to volunteer firefighters and ambulance workers.

February 9, 2010
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“Daughters of Sarah Honors Senator Breslin with PiQ Award”

Senator Breslin was Recently Featured in Partners in Quality, the NYAHSA Newsletter:

December 2009

“It was once said that the moral test of government is how that government treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly; and those who are in the shadows of life, the sick, the needy and the handicapped.”

NY State Senator Neil Breslin echoed those words of Hubert Humphrey on December 29 as he accepted the NYAHSA Partners in Quality Award from the Daughters of Sarah Nursing Home in Albany.

January 6, 2010
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Senate Passes Landmark Consumer Protection Legislation

For Immediate Release: November 17, 2009

Kate Powers | kpowers@senate.state.ny.us| 518-455-2225

(Albany, NY) - New York State Senator Neil D. Breslin (D-Delmar) is pleased to announce that legislation, which he sponsored, passed the Senate this week. This legislation regulates the growing life settlement market in New York ensuring that, among other things, the medical and financial information of those who enter into a life settlement transaction is protected.

November 17, 2009
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Public Hearing on Medical Malpractice Reform

On December 1st, 2009, the New York State Senate Committees on Insurance, Health and Codes will be holding a public hearing on medical malpractice reform. The purpose of this hearing is to (1) identify the fundamental causes of high medical malpractice costs; (2) explore potential solutions to help create a medical malpractice system that encourages accessible, quality medical care; (3) promote patient safety; (4) treat victims of malpractice fairly; (5) sets reasonable insurance costs for health providers; and (6) promotes a healthy marketplace for medical liability insurers.

November 17, 2009
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SENATOR BRESLIN REQUIRES DISCLOSURE OF CONTRIBUTIONS TO LEGAL DEFENSE FUNDS

For Immediate Release: November 5, 2009

SENATOR BRESLIN REQUIRES DISCLOSURE OF CONTRIBUTIONS TO LEGAL DEFENSE FUNDS

Requires Legislatures to Report any Special Contributions to the Legislative Ethics Commission

November 5, 2009
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Senator Neil D. Breslin Announces Home Heating Assistance Program

October 30, 2009

(Albany, New York)- The cold weather season is often feared by many families because of the need to heat their homes. Often times heating costs are high and become a significant financial burden to many New York residents. Senator Breslin is pleased to announce the availability of the federally funded, Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP).

October 30, 2009
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Senior Citizens' Law Day 2009

Senator Breslin is pleased to announce the 16th Annual Senior Citizens’ Law Day at Albany Law School on Saturday October 3rd 2009 from 9am to 3pm. This is a free community event hosted by the Government Law Center of Albany Law School which has been designed to educate senior citizens, family members, advocates, and care providers about significant aging-related legal issues through educational workshops.

September 29, 2009
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Public Hearing on Autism Spectrum Disorder

On October 23, 2009, New York State Senate Committees on Insurance, Health, and Mental Health & Developmental Disabilities will hold a public hearing on the role of health insurance in the treatment of autism spectrum disorder.  Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is one of the fastest growing neurodevelopmental disabilities in America.  Accord

September 21, 2009
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Neighbors Begin Census Process in Albany County

‘Count Me In’ to Make Sure Our Community Gets its Fair Share

September 4, 2009

(Albany, New York)-The 2010 federal census gets underway in less than six months, and one of the first major planning efforts has just been completed. Hundreds of census workers have covered every street in New York, making sure the Census Bureau has the correct address for each and every household and residence in the state.

September 4, 2009
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Statement from Senator Neil D. Breslin

August 28, 2009

Dear Friend:

August 28, 2009
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Legislation Extending Affordable Health Insurance Coverage to Young Adults Through the Age of 29 is Signed by Governor Paterson

Thursday July 30, 2009

(Albany, New York)- As chair of the Insurance Committee, Senator Neil D. Breslin (D-Delmar) is pleased to announce legislation (S6030) he sponsored has been signed by Governor Paterson. This legislation improves access to affordable health insurance for young adults between the ages of 19-29.

July 30, 2009
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