Many state legislators and other state and municipal officials joined PEF at its annual legislative reception held Saturday, February 14, at the Albany Hilton. The event was held in conjunction with the annual Black and Puerto Rican Legislators Caucus Weekend. Among the many elected officials and dignitaries joining PEF members at the reception were state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli and state Senate Minority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins. PEF took advantage of the opportunity to debut its new TV image ad, and to distribute brochures and flyers on the union’s greatest concerns with the proposed state budget. The Black Caucus of PEF also held its annual reception in conjunction with the caucus weekend. That reception, which was held Friday, February 13, at the Albany Hilton Garden Inn, featured speakers and a slide presentation on the Educational Opportunities Program at the state University of New York.