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APRIL 22ND IS EARTH DAY Senator Breslin : Celebrate Earth Day and Protect Our Environment

(Albany, NY)  Senator Breslin (D-Delmar) reminds 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 in which we live and I encourage all of us to do our part to protect our environment,” said Senator Breslin.   “When we take the environment – and the clean air and water it provides – for granted we only hurt ourselves. 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 21, 2011
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Senator Breslin: Lauren’s Law Passes the Senate / Bill Will Increase Likelihood of Life Saving Organ Donations

(Albany, NY) New York is one step closer to getting a boost in the number of life saving organ donors listed on the New York State Organ and Tissue Registry, Senator Neil D. Breslin (D-Delmar) has announced. The State Senate has passed Lauren’s Law, legislation (S.3885) making it mandatory for individuals who apply for a New York State Drivers License to complete the section of the application as it pertains to the organ donor registry.

Often overlooked now, this legislation requires applicants to check the box for either “yes” or “not at this time” under the organ donor registry section of the application. If an applicant forgets, which is often the case, a clerk will remind them of the need to complete that section of their application.

April 13, 2011
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APRIL IS AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH

(Albany, NY) Senator Neil D. Breslin (D-Delmar) recognizes April as Autism Awareness Month and encourages New Yorkers to learn more about autism and its effects on children and their families, as well as what can be done to help the cause.

Since the 1970s, April has been designated by the National Autism Society as National Autism Awareness Month in order to highlight the growing need for concern and awareness about autism. Only recently, however, has autism become a national focus as rates have skyrocketed.

April 6, 2011
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March is American Red Cross Month: Senator Breslin Urges Humanitarianism & Community Involvement

Contact: Evan Schneider | 518-455-2225 | eschneid@nysenate.govMarch 21, 2011(Albany, NY)-Senator Neil D. Breslin (D-Delmar) is reminding New Yorkers that March is American Red Cross Month, and encouraging all New Yorkers to help their communities and not-for-profits like the Red Cross. American Red Cross Month is a longstanding tradition marking the important work of the organization which has provided critical assistance during people’s time of need for more than 125 years.

March 21, 2011
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Senator Breslin Reminds us that March is Women’s History Month

Contact: Evan Schneider | 518-455-2225 | eschneid@nysenate.gov (Albany, NY) Senator Neil D. Breslin (D- Delmar) notes the month of March is Women’s History Month. This is a great opportunity to reflect not only on how women have shaped our society, government, culture and all aspects of our lives, but also the inequalities that remain, particularly the absence of equal pay for equal work.

March 14, 2011
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Senator Breslin Celebrates Irish-American Heritage Month

Contact: Evan Schneider | 518-455-2225 | eschneid@nysenate.gov March 11, 2011(Albany, NY)- Senator Neil D. Breslin (D-Delmar) recognizes March as Irish American Heritage Month and encourages all New Yorkers to recognize the vital contributions Irish Americans have made to the Capitol Region and celebrate those who proudly trace their roots back to Ireland.

March 11, 2011
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Senator Breslin Recognizes World Kidney Day

Contact: Evan Schneider | 518-455-2225 | eschneid@nysenate.gov March 10, 2011(Albany, NY)- Senator Neil D. Breslin (D-Delmar) notes that Thursday March 10, 2011 is World Kidney Day. Kidney diseases are silent killers, many patients do not show any symptoms until they reach kidney failure. Senator Breslin encourages all of his constituents to get tested and spread the word about the importance of getting tested for kidney disease. This year, World Kidney Day focuses on Diabetes. Diabetes is one of the leading causes of kidney diseases worldwide.  Major causes of kidney damage include hypertension, obesity, and pollution. Many people ignore the severity of these conditions which has led to an increase in the prevalence of kidney disorders.

March 10, 2011
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Senate Democrats Seek To Hold GOP To Their Reform Promise

For Immediate Release: March 7, 2011Contact: Evan Schneider | eschneid@nysenate.gov | 518-455-2225 (Albany, NY) After the Senate GOP continued to back away from their promise to support independent redistricting by quietly burying the centerpiece of Governor Cuomo’s agenda to clean up Albany -- the Redistricting Reform Act of 2011 -- in the Senate Rules Committee where it can anonymously avoid public oversight, Senate Democrats today presented and delivered a petition seeking to force a vote and public hearing on the Governor’s legislation. 

March 7, 2011
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SENATOR BRESLIN NOTES: FEBRUARY IS AMERICAN HEART MONTH

Contact: Evan Schneider│eschneid@nysenate.gov│518-455-2225

February 7, 2011

February 7, 2011
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NYS Public Service Commission Announces Home Heating Regulations

November 15, 2010(Albany, NY)- During these tough economic times home heating costs can present a significant financial burden to many New York families. Often many of our most vulnerable citizens are faced with the unfortunate reality of getting their service terminated due to their inability to make timely payments. The NYS Public Service Commission and Senator Neil Breslin (D-Delmar) would like to remind New Yorkers that consumer protection measures are available.

November 15, 2010
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Senator Breslin: Parents, Kids Remember to Get Immunized

August 11, 2010(Albany, NY)- In anticipation of National Immunization Awareness Month this August, Senator Breslin (D- Delmar) urged parents to schedule appointments for themselves and their children to protect against dangerous viruses. National Immunization Awareness Month is an annual observance to emphasize the importance of immunizations across all stages of life, from infants to the elderly.  Since children are especially vulnerable to infection, most vaccines are given during the first five to six years of life.  Other immunizations are recommended during adolescent or adult years, and, for certain vaccines, booster immunizations are recommended throughout life.

August 12, 2010
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Senator Breslin Encourages Participation in ‘National Night Out’

August 1, 2010(Albany, NY)-In an effort to increase public awareness and encourage participation in local anticrime efforts, Senator Breslin (D- Delmar) notes that Tuesday, August 3rd  (between 7 and 10 PM) is National Night Out — “America’s Night Out Against Crime.National Night Out (NNO), a year-long community building campaign, is designed to:·         Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness;·         Generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime programs·         Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships;

August 2, 2010
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Senator Breslin: Does the State Owe You Money?

Thursday July 22, 2010(Albany, NY) Senator Neil D. Breslin (D-Delmar) announced today that New Yorkers are owed hundreds of millions in unclaimed funds from the State, and can get any money they are owed simply by calling the state Comptroller’s office or going online.“The Comptroller has made it easy for New Yorkers to find out if the state owes them money,” said Senator Breslin. “This money does not belong to the state and I urge all New Yorkers to take a minute of their time to find out if they have money coming to them.” The Comptroller has more than 25 million outstanding accounts, which may be worth as little as a few dollars to several thousand.

July 22, 2010
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June 23, 2010
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NY Senate Adopts Groundbreaking Legislation To Protect Patients From Insurance Industry Abuses

For Immediate Release: June 18, 2010Contact: Kate Powers│kpowers@senate.state.ny.us│518.455.2225

June 18, 2010
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Senator Breslin Stands Together with Domestic Violence Survivors

For Immediate Release: June18, 2010Contact: Kelly Conboy│kconboy@senate.state.ny.us│518.455.2225(Albany, NY)- Senator Breslin (D-Delmar) is pleased to announce passage of an extensive 12-point legislative package that will significantly enhance the safety of domestic violence survivors. The package will also improve state services and strengthen penalties against those who inflict pain and suffering upon their partners.

June 18, 2010
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Senate Bill Provides Governor Authority To Fill Lieutenant Governor Vacancy

For Immediate Release: June 16, 2010Kate Powers │kpowers@senate.state.ny.us│518.455.2415(Albany, NY)- The New York State Senate has passed legislation (S7682), sponsored by Senator Breslin (D-Delmar), which provides authority for a governor to fill the role of the lieutenant governor in the event of a vacancy. 

June 16, 2010
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