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Senator Neil Breslin (D-Albany) receiving his environmental leader award

Senator Neil Breslin (D-Albany) receiving his environmental leader award from EPL/Environmental Advocates Executive Director Robert Moore.

April 27, 2009
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Senator Breslin was presented with a personalized Albany Mens Basketball jersey by head coach Will Brown

Senator Breslin was presented with a personalized Albany Mens Basketball jersey by head coach Will Brown when the athletes, coaches and SUNY Albany president Kermit Hall visited the Capitol in May 2006

April 27, 2009
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Neil spoke with a few players outside of his office before heading downstairs for Session

Neil spoke with a few players outside of his office before heading downstairs for Session. The team's athletes, coaches and assistants were recognized by the Senator on the Senate floor and then presented with a Legislative Resolution honoring their record-breaking season.

April 27, 2009
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Letter Urging the Governor to Consider Alternatives to the Proposed Layoff of 8900 State Employees

Letter Urging the Governor to Consider Alternatives to the Proposed Layoff of 8900 State Employees

April 2, 2009
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State Senate Passes Senator Breslin's Bill Reforming the Preservation and Availability of Gubernatorial Records

Last week the State Senate passed bill S.738, reforming how the Governor’s records and other Executive Chamber records are to be kept. Under this legislation, the Governor will collect and maintain records which will be submitted to the office of state archives and become public information once the Governor’s term has ended. The bill, which has passed the Assembly every year but one since 1999, passed the Senate unanimously on March 10, 2009.

March 31, 2009
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Senator Breslin recently spoke at a press conference in the NYS Capitol

Calling for a ban on Tier 4 Drug Pricing. In his comments, the Senator, who is the Ranking Member on the Senate Insurance Committee, explained that Tier 4 drug pricing is a terrible concept and that singling out our sickest and vulnerable to pay more money for their health care is unforgivable

March 30, 2009
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Senate Passes COBRA Legislation Providing Affordable Access to Healthcare for Those Recently Unemployed as a Result of Economic Downturn

(Albany, NY) – The New York State Senate today passed vital legislation that will protect the health and well-being of thousands of New Yorkers who have recently lost their jobs due to the national economic downturn.

The legislation provides a 65% discount on continuing health insurance coverage for recently unemployed New Yorkers, with funding provided entirely through federal stimulus funding.

March 19, 2009
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Senator Breslin Calls For End To Partisan Investigation Into ‘Troopergate’

 State Senator Neil D. Breslin (D-Albany) today called upon Senate Republicans to end their partisan political investigation into the so-called “Troopergate” incident and join Senate Democrats in getting back to work on the issues of concern to all New Yorkers.

 

New York’s working families and promote job growth,” Senator Breslin said.

March 16, 2009
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Senator Neil Breslin To Be Sworn In For Seventh Term

(Albany, NY) – State Senator Neil Breslin (D – Albany) will take his oath of office to the New York State Senate, 46th Senate District, next week.

Senator Breslin was first elected to the state Senate in 1996 and most recently served as the ranking Democrat on the Senate Insurance Committee. Senator Breslin serves as a member of the Executive Committee and is the former chair of the State/Federal Relations Committee of the National Conference of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL).

WHEN: Tuesday, December 30, 2008            10:00 a.m.

December 22, 2008
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Assistance Available For Home Heating Bills

High fuel prices this year have many families worried about their energy bills and increasing food costs. There is help available for eligible residents of Albany County through programs operated by Albany Community Action Partnership (ACAP).  To access these programs, ACAP offices are located at 333 Sheridan Ave, in Albany and 30 White St, in Cohoes.

October 14, 2008
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Attention: Grants Available For Counties Cities, Towns And Villages

I am pleased to provide you with information on the 2008-2009 Local Government Efficiency (LGE) Program. Applications are now available and may be downloaded from the New York State Department of State's website or by calling the Division of Local Government Services at (518) 473-3355.

October 1, 2008
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Senator Breslin: Ovarian Cancer, No Longer A Silent Killer

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness MonthSeptember 17, 2008 - Hoping to bring better awareness to new breakthroughs associated with detecting ovarian cancer, State Senator Neil Breslin  (D-Albany) today noted that New Yorkers need to learn more about the symptoms of early disease. He said ovarian cancer used to be called the ‘silent killer’ because it rarely revealed symptoms in its earliest, most treatable stages. But ovarian cancer is silent no more.    

September 22, 2008
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Senator Breslin Is A Proud Sponsor Of Homesave (a Fair Lending Program) Free Foreclosure Prevention Workshop, Tuesday, September 9th

FACING FORECLOSURE? The worst thing to do is nothing!

Get FREE assistance from HUD-approved counseling agencies:

            •    Receive a personal review of foreclosure prevention options

            •    Receive a referral to legal service agencies

            •    Attend a workshop on the foreclosure process

August 19, 2008
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Senate Democrats Ask Senate Republicans To Call Off “Wasteful” Second Day Of Session

ALBANY, NY – (August 5, 2008) –The fuel and per diem costs for this Friday’s special session is a waste of taxpayer money, said State Senator Neil Breslin (D-Albany), repeating his call for the Senate Republican Majority to cancel the August 8 session.

August 5, 2008
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Senator Breslin Asks Senate Republicans To Call Off "wasteful" Second Day Of Session

ALBANY, NY – (August 1, 2008) – Senator Neil Breslin (D-Albany) is asking Senate Republicans to call off a second scheduled special session for Friday, August 8, citing high fuel costs and per diem for lawmakers in session.

This week Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos (R-Rockville Center) called Senators back to reopen dialogue on fiscal reforms. The move will piggyback a Tuesday, August 19 special "economic" session Governor David A. Paterson called for this week after declaring the state was in a recession.

August 1, 2008
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Senator Breslin Says 'think Twice' Before Shooting Off Fireworks

Reminds families that the use of consumer fireworks is illegal in New York State

July 1, 2008
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Senator Breslin : Prostate Cancer Screening Saves Lives

This Father’s Day, women should start a conversation to help Dad get checked

In recognition of Men’s Health Week, which culminates on Father’s Day, State Senator Neil Breslin (D-Albany) today called upon New York women to help increase men’s awareness of prostate cancer. According to a 2006 national study, men are more likely to listen to women when it comes to their own health.

June 3, 2008
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