Senator Breslin Celebrates February As Black History Month

(Albany , NY) Senator Neil D. Breslin (D-Delmar)today urged New Yorkers to recognize February as Black History Month.

 “This month is a time to remind ourselves of the many accomplishments and contributions made by African Americans and celebrate their history,” Senator Breslin said. “Black History is American history. It touches the life of every American, and drives us to recommit ourselves to our shared fight for social and economic justice.”

February 12, 2014

Senator Breslin Commemorates The Life Of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

(Albany, NY) Senator Neil D. Breslin D - Delmar reminds all New Yorker’s that Monday, January 20th 2014, was Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. This milestone is an excellent opportunity for Americans to honor Dr. King’s legacy through service. The MLK Day of Service empowers individuals, strengthens communities, bridges barriers, creates solutions to social problems, and moves us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a harmonious society.

January 21, 2014

Senator Breslin Announces Additional Funds For OPWDD

(Albany, NY) Senator Neil D. Breslin (D- Delmar) today announced that Governor Cuomo has signed into law a bill which will provide additional funds to the Office of People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD). These funds will ensure that OPWDD is able to provide adequate funds for nonprofit services which rely on state aid.

September 30, 2013

Senator Neil Breslin Announces Operation IMPACT Funds To Fight Violent Crime

(Albany, NY) Senator Neil D. Breslin (D-Delmar) announced increased funding for Operation IMPACT grants toward multiagency law enforcement in Albany and Rensselaer counties.

June 28, 2013

Daniel J. Honsinger

Sp. 4 Daniel J. Honsinger, U.S. Army (Ret.), offi cially joined the service on Oct. 28, 1966. He served 13 months in the Army’s 4th Battalion of the Third Infantry during the Vietnam War.Honsinger completed basic training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina and finished advanced training at Fort Collins, Colorado. Before going into active battle, Honsinger experienced months of grueling training while stationed at the Schofi eld Barracks in Hawaii. There he completed strenuous amphibian training, jungle warfare training and escape-and-evasion training. Honsinger also received explosives training before becoming certifi ed as the demo-man for his unit.

May 19, 2013

Mary Jane Smith

Mary Jane Smith’s life has always revolved around service. A quintessential humanitarian, Ms. Smith was born in Saratoga Springs, New York in 1928 and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Education, a Masters Degree in History from The College of Saint Rose and served as a Sister of St. Joseph, teaching in the Catholic school system for 22 years.

May 13, 2013

Senator Breslin Announces Passage of Bill Establishing Incentives for Solar Energy

( Albany, NY) Senator Neil D. Breslin (D-Delmar) is pleased to announce the passage of a bill which will establish incentives and tax credits for investments in solar energy, and extend existing programs.

 “Investing in green technologies for New York is crucial to protecting our environment and improving the economy,” Senator Breslin said. “Establishing tax credits and incentives for investment in solar energy will attract large-scale businesses to our state, creating jobs and boosting state revenue.”

April 26, 2013

Senator Breslin Celebrates April 22nd as Earth Day

(Albany, NY) Senator Neil D. Breslin (D-Delmar) reminds all New Yorkers that April 22nd is Earth Day and encourages everyone to make a commitment to protecting the planet, ensuring clean air and fresh water for generations to come.

 “Protecting the people of New York goes hand-in-hand with protecting the environment,” Senator Breslin explained. “By working together to ‘Go Green,’ we can protect our neighborhoods and communities, as well as create countless job and economic development opportunities in green technology to propel our economy through the 21st Century.”

April 22, 2013

Earth Day 2013 Poster Contest: District 44

Dear Students,

Thank you for your wonderful contribution to the New York State Senate’s Earth Day Poster Contest.   This year we received many outstanding posters that exemplify the creativity of the young people in the 44th Senatorial District.

Each entry from my District displayed tremendous originality and vision as well as obvious concern for the ecological future of our communities and our state.  I am proud of your work and that of your classmates, and encourage you to continue to study and learn more about the serious challenges that face our environment.

I am pleased to announce that the winner of the 2013 Earth Day Poster Contest from my District is:

Energy Team

April 17, 2013

Senator Breslin Urges New Yorkers To Raise Awareness and Promote Advocacy Regarding Sexual Assault

(Albany, NY) This April Senator Neil D. Breslin (D-Delmar) is encouraging all New Yorker’s to take the time to recognize the significance of Sexual Assault Awareness Month and the ways in which awareness and advocacy can be reached not only in this month, but all year round.

 “Sexual violence is one of the most prominent safety issues for women not only in New York but throughout the country,” Senator Breslin said. “Having the proper resources and information readily available can make the difference between discouragement and empowerment and change feelings of oppression into strength.”

April 3, 2013

Senator Breslin announces availability of grants through the Care and Share Energy Fund Program.

This program helps low-income individuals and families with their heating bills.  The Care & Share Energy Fund Program is a one-time per season grant for HEAP eligible National Grid customers. To apply, please contact Senator Breslin’s office at (518) 455-2225.


March 28, 2013

Senator Breslin Fights For Legislation Which Would Provide Increased Aid And Opportunities To New Yorkers

(Albany, NY) Senator Breslin joined with members of the Senate Democratic Conference to bring legislation to the Senate floor which would have amended the State Budget to grow the state economy and help put New Yorkers back to work. All of these legislative measures were voted down by the Senate Republican/IDC Coalition.

March 28, 2013

Senator Neil Breslin Announces Appointment to Legislative Ethics Commission

(Albany, NY) Senator Neil Breslin is honored to announce his recent appointment to the Legislative Ethics Commission.

 The Legislative Ethics Commission was created by the Public Employees Ethics Reform Act of 2007. This legislation expanded the former Legislative Ethics Committee and revised the provisions of the Public Officers Law under the Commission's jurisdiction.

March 14, 2013