Senator Flanagan Joins Governor Cuomo To Announce Completion Of Two Vital Projects On Route 347

Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) joined with Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and other elected officials in announcing completion of two projects worth $56.1 million to help transform State Route 347 on Long Island from a high-volume corridor into a safe, multi-modal, environmentally sustainable boulevard for motorists, pedestrians, bicyclists, and transit users. The improvements are part of a series of projects planned to enhance safety and reduce travel delays on the Route 347 corridor by transforming the busy road into a modified boulevard and suburban greenway for 15 miles through Smithtown, Islip and Brookhaven, in Suffolk County.

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State Senator Jeff Klein Releases the 2015 Summer Concert Series Schedule

Throughout the month of August, Senator Klein will be sponsoring the annual Summer Concert Series, featuring local favorites like the Bronx Wanderers, Larry Chance & the Earls, and Jameson’s Revenge.

Senator Klein will be sponsoring a movie series throughout the summer as well!           

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Prostate Cancer Information

Senator John Flanagan and Stony Brook Medicine’s Prostate Care Program: Joining Together to Fight Prostate Cancer Free Screenings To Commemorate Prostate Cancer Awareness Month Monday, September 15 through Thursday, September 18.  

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Stony Brook Children's Installs Final Beam At Topping Off Ceremony

Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) joined the Stony Brook University community for a special “Topping Off” Ceremony for Stony Brook Children’s Hospital.  At the event, cheers were heard as a crane installed the final beam needed to complete the frame of the major building project on the Stony Brook Medicine campus.

Before the ceremony, the final beam was signed by patients, families, donors, elected representatives and Stony Brook Medicine leadership.

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Statement from Senator Dilan | Fast Food Wage Board Recommends $15 Hourly Wage

“Throughout our state and city fast food franchises are prevalent. Often two to a block, they cater to every community, serving thousands of customers, often 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Collectively, they are among the largest employers with an ever increasing presence. There is always a need for staff and the demands placed on them is constantly growing. However, the pay neither reflects the scale of the work or the cost of living. Low-cost food and franchise gains should not ride on the back of low-cost labor,” said Senator Martin Malavé Dilan.

Approved  Minimum Wage Schedule

New York City (Hourly)

$10.50 | December 31, 2015

$12 | December 31, 2016

$13 | December 31, 2017

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NYSDOT Announces $16.6 Million Route 112 Reconstruction Project

New York State Department of Transportation Commissioner Matthew Driscoll today announced that work is underway on a $16.6 million project to reconstruct State Route 112 in the Town of Brookhaven in Suffolk County. The project will improve safety and ease congestion along this busy stretch of road. 

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Senator Farley Announces Local County Fair Dates

 Tuesday, July 21st, kicks off the annual Saratoga County Fair. In addition to rides, games and fried food, county fairs are a great way to showcase our agricultural industry and support our local farmers.

Located not far from my District Office in Ballston Spa, the fair promises to have numerous days of fun-filled activities and educational events. For a list of activities at the fair, visit http://saratogacountyfair.org/. For FaceBook users, the Saratoga County fair also has a page located at https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Saratoga-County-Fair/204018675824

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Majority Leader Flanagan Joins Governor Cuomo For Signing Of "Enough Is Enough" Legislation

Majority Leader John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) joined Governor Andrew Cuomo and other elected officials at the official signing of the  “Enough is Enough” legislation to combat sexual assault on college and university campuses statewide.  The new law requires all colleges to adopt a set of comprehensive procedures and guidelines, including a uniform definition of affirmative consent, a statewide amnesty policy, and expanded access to law enforcement to ensure the

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Senator Farley Reminds Bicyclists of the Rules of the Road; Highlights Some Local Trails That Are Enjoyable

With many people enjoying the outdoors this summer, State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) wants to remind bicyclists of the importance of bike safety.

"Many people have been enjoying the local trails such as Fulton County's F J & G Bike-Hike Trail, Schenectady County's Mohawk-Hudson Bike Hike Trail and the Town of Ballston's Veterans' Memorial Bike Path," Senator Farley said. "Whether you want to explore trails in one of our region's parks or ride in your own neighborhood, safety is something to always consider."

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