Senator Flanagan Voices His Opposition To Illegal Immigrant Rights Legislation

Measure Pushed by Senate Democrats Would Become Law if Conference is Handed Keys to the Chamber

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) today voiced his strong opposition to a plan sponsored by the Senate Democrats that would provide illegal immigrants with the right to vote, to run for office and to obtain a driver’s license.  The plan, which is known as “New York Is Home”, would also provide them with access to college aid and make them immediately eligible for taxpayer-funded welfare benefits, driving up property and state taxes.

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HEALTH UPDATE AND RESOURCE GUIDE

During the 2014 Legislative Session, several bills were enacted to address important health issues. This report summarizes some of these measures, and gives website addresses where you can obtain more information on these topics.

EPIC

The Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Program (EPIC), which I helped create, has assisted many senior citizens over the years with the cost of their prescription drugs. This year, legislation was enacted to significantly increase the income eligibility thresholds for the EPIC deductible plan. To learn more, visit http://www.health.ny.gov/health_care/epic/ or call 1-800-332-3742.

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2014 Emergency Preparedness Information Page

Continuing his annual effort to help the community, Senator John J. Flanagan (2nd Senate District) will be hosting two Emergency Preparedness Seminars within his district. The meetings, which will be held in Kings Park and Selden, will be free of charge to all in the community.

The meetings will be led by the New York National Guard, working with experts from the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services and New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control.  All who attend the meetings will be provided with expert instructions on how to prepare a disaster supply kit, develop a family communications plan, and a variety of other important safety tips.

 

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