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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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Historic Managed Care Reform Bill Is Signed into Law by the Governor

Thursday July 30, 2009

(Albany, New York)- New York State Senator Neil D. Breslin (D-Delmar) is pleased to announce legislation (S5472A) which he sponsored has been signed into law by Governor Paterson. This legislation further reforms the way managed care is delivered in New York State, to bring additional parity and fairness between patients, hospitals, physicians, and health plans.

July 30, 2009
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State Senate Extends COBRA Healthcare Benefits

State Senate Extends COBRA Healthcare Benefits

Extends Health Insurance Coverage From 18 to 36 Months.

Tuesday July 21, 2009

July 22, 2009
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State Senate Passes Senator Breslin’s Bill Authorizing Demonstration Program to Make Health Insurance More Affordable

Tuesday  July 21, 2009

(Albany, New York)- State Senator Neil D. Breslin (D-Delmar) is pleased to announce that legislation he sponsored, Senate bill 4602A, was passed by the New York State Senate last week.  This legislation will provide more affordable health insurance options to independent contractors, part-time workers, temporary workers and other individuals.

July 22, 2009
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Big Boost for Small Businesses As Senate Passes Micro-Business Development Program

Wednesday July 22, 2009

(Albany, New York) Smaller family-owned businesses, and mom-and-pop operations, received some much needed help from Albany as Senator Breslin (D-Delmar) and the Senate Majority approved a measure that will assist small businesses across New York State (known as “micro-businesses”).

July 22, 2009
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Statement from Senator Neil Breslin

As you may be aware, there have been some dramatic events in the New York State Senate.

On Monday, June 8th the Minority Conference attempted a self-serving power grab that has thrown the State Senate into complete gridlock.

July 1, 2009
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June 10, 2009
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Senate Insurance Committee Agenda

COMMITTEE AGENDA

SENATE STANDING COMMITTEE ON INSURANCE

Senator Neil D. Breslin, Chair

11:00 AM, Monday, June 8, 2009

Room 124 CAP

The committee will consider the following nominations.

Eileen Frank, Commissioner of the State Insurance Fund;

 

June 4, 2009
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Senate Votes To Protect Subcontractor/Supplier Rights

Law closes contingent payment clause loophole

(Albany, NY)- Senator Breslin (D-Delmar) is pleased to announce that Senate bill number 800 which he sponsored has passed the New York State Senate. This legislation will close a loophole contractors used to avoid payments to their subcontractors and material suppliers until they were paid. Under the previous law, contractors were able to avoid payments by invoking a contingent payment clause with the subcontractors and material suppliers.

June 2, 2009
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Senate Insurance Committee Votes to Extend COBRA Benefits

June 2, 2009

Senate Insurance Committee Votes to Extend COBRA BenefitsExtends Health Insurance Coverage From 18 to 36 Months.

(Albany, NY)- Senator Breslin (D-Delmar) announced today that the New York State Senate passed S5471 through the Insurance Committee. This legislation will protect workers who have lost their jobs in the current economic downturn by ensuring that their health insurance coverage is extended from 18 to 36 months.

June 2, 2009
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Legislative Breakfast Briefing on the Adirondack Region Medical Home

Senator Neil BreslinChairman of the Senate Insurance CommitteeAndAssemblyman Joseph D. MorelleChairman of the Assembly Insurance Committee

Invite you to a Legislative Breakfast Briefing on the Adirondack Region Medical Home

June 2, 20098:00 am – 10:00 amLegislative Office Building Room 711-A

This is a unique opportunity to learn about and discuss next steps for this ground-breaking program just passed by New York’s Legislators!

June 1, 2009
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Legislative Breakfast Briefing on the Adirondack Region Medical Home

Senator Neil BreslinChairman of the Senate Insurance CommitteeAndAssemblyman Joseph D. MorelleChairman of the Assembly Insurance Committee

Invite you to a Legislative Breakfast Briefing on the Adirondack Region Medical Home

June 2, 20098:00 am – 10:00 amLegislative Office Building Room 711-A

This is a unique opportunity to learn about and discuss next steps for this ground-breaking program just passed by New York’s Legislators!

June 2, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit Passes the NYS Senate

Senator Breslin’s response to the passage of Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit legislation.

May 28, 2009
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SENATOR BRESLIN ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF ‘STUDENT LOAN MARKETPLACE’ TO HELP STUDENTS FIND SMART, AFFORDABLE LOANS

For Immediate Release: May 27, 2009

SENATOR BRESLIN ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF ‘STUDENT LOAN MARKETPLACE’ TO HELP STUDENTS FIND SMART, AFFORDABLE LOANS

Today, as students are preparing to graduate from high school and head off to college, State Senator Breslin (D-Delmar) announced the launch of the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation’s (HESC) Student Loan Marketplace, a dynamic and easy-to-use website that provides the first online information and comparison service for private student loans.

May 27, 2009
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SENATOR BRESLIN HELPS PROTECT UNEMPLOYED NEW YORKERS

For Immediate Release: May 20, 2009

SENATOR BRESLIN HELPS PROTECT UNEMPLOYED NEW YORKERSSenate passes legislation to aid unemployed as tens of thousands face loss of benefits

Today, State Senator Breslin announced that the New York State Senate passed critical legislation (S.4110-A) that will provide an additional 13 weeks of extended benefits to nearly 120,000 currently unemployed New Yorkers. 

May 20, 2009
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Senator Breslin speaking at SUNY Albany day.

Senator Breslin speaking at SUNY Albany day.

May 15, 2009
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Senator Breslin addressing the town hall meeting.

Senator Breslin sponsored a Town Hall Meeting in the Touhey Forum at the College of Saint Rose to discuss the local impact of the Federal Stimulus Package. The meeting was attended by almost 300 interested community members.

May 15, 2009
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