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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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Committee Meeting: Insurance Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Insurance Senator Neil D. Breslin, Chair 11:00 AM, Monday, March 8, 2010 Room 124 CAP

March 8, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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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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Committee Meeting: Insurance Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Insurance Senator Neil D. Breslin, Chair 11:00 AM, Monday, February 8, 2010 Room 123 CAP

February 8, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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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

October 23, 10:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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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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