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Senator Flanagan Joins With Stony Brook Medicine To Promote Prostate Cancer Awareness

Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) is once again joining with Stony Brook Medicine’s Prostate Care Program to provide men throughout our community with free prostate screenings in observance of National Prostate Cancer Awareness month.

The free screenings will be available from Monday, September 21st through Thursday, September 24th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Stony Brook Urology office located in Suite 500 at 24 Research Way in Setauket.  All examinations are free and conducted under the direction of Medical Director Howard L. Adler, MD, FACS.

August 25, 2015

Breast Cancer Information Center


Information on the Breast Density Information Law sponsored by Senator Flanagan

August 21, 2015

Senator Flanagan Honored For Efforts On Behalf Of Individuals With Disabilities

Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) was recently honored by the Suffolk Independent Living Organization (SILO) for his work on behalf of individuals with disabilities.  SILO presented Senator Flanagan with a certificate during its event to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. 

August 4, 2015

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.

July 30, 2015

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.  

July 29, 2015

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.

July 28, 2015

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. 

July 22, 2015

Senate Majority Leader Flanagan On Capital Tonight

Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan (New York State) discusses the recently concluded session with Capital Tonight's Liz Benjamin - July 8, 2015

July 9, 2015

Majority Leader Flanagan's Remarks During "Enough Is Enough" Bill Signing

Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan (New York State) speaks as part of Governor Andrew Cuomo's "Enough is Enough" bill signing event - July 7, 2015

July 7, 2015

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

July 7, 2015

Organ, Eye And Tissue Donor Information


A member of our community, 27-year-old Rachael Eisenson of St. James, has been diagnosed with end-stage renal failure and is currently being treated at Cornell Medical Center’s Renal Transplant Program. Her family has reached out to our office in hopes of finding a kidney donor for their daughter.

July 6, 2015

Senator Flanagan's closing remarks for the 2015 Legislative Session

Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan delivers closing remarks at the end of the New York State Legislative Session - June 25, 2015

June 28, 2015

Summer Safety Information

Living on Long Island provides all of us with some great opportunities to enjoy all that the summer season has to offer.  From Jones Beach to the lighthouse in Montauk, we have some of the greatest beaches and recreational areas in the state and I urge you to take advantage of all Long Island has to offer.

As you enjoy the coming months, I wanted to provide you with some important summer safety information to make sure that the summer is as safe as possible.  These easy-to-follow tips from experts are designed to help you prepare for almost any situation and I hope you will take advantage of them.

Please have a safe and enjoyable summer.

June 25, 2015

News12 Segment on Extension of Property Tax Cap

News12 Long Island's coverage of the extension of the property tax cap as part of the agreement announced by Governor Andrew Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie - June 23, 2015

June 24, 2015

Governor Cuomo, Majority Leader Flanagan and Speaker Heastie Announce End of Session Agreement

Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan (New York State) joins with Governor Andrew Cuomo and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie announce agreement on state issues - June 23, 2015

June 24, 2015

Governor Cuomo, Majority Leader Flanagan And Speaker Heastie Announce Framework Of An Agreement On Major Priorities For End Of 2015-16 Legislative Session

Earlier today, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan and Assembly Speaker Carl E. Heastie announced the framework of a three-way agreement on a number of priorities for the end of the 2015-16 legislative session.

The three-way agreement includes the following reforms and actions, among others:

Strengthening and Extending Rent Laws in New York City and Other Metropolitan Areas

June 23, 2015

Senate Passes Legislation To Protect Senior Citizens From Abuse And Exploitation

Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) announced that the New York State Senate has passed a sweeping package of 10 bills to protect vulnerable senior citizens from predatory financial schemes and physical and emotional abuse.  The legislation would create a statewide elder abuse reporting system and increase public awareness of elder mistreatment, facilitate the prosecution of individuals who endanger the welfare of seniors, and help ensure adequate care for the elderly in long-term care facilities. 

June 19, 2015

Statement from Senator Majority Leader John Flanagan

As I said earlier, we fully expect to complete the bulk of our legislative business this evening and are making preparations to conclude the session.

The State Senate has already acted on legislation to extend New York City’s current rent laws for eight years with provisions to enforce the intent of the laws that ensure help to those who truly need it. Unfortunately, the Assembly has failed to pass this bill.

June 18, 2015

Statement from Governor Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader Flanagan and Assembly Speaker Heastie

Negotiations on a range of issues important to the people of New York State remain ongoing and are moving in a positive direction toward a resolution. As discussions continue through the weekend, the Assembly and Senate have agreed to pass – and the Governor has agreed to sign – a five day extender of New York City’s rent regulations that will codify into law important safeguards for more than two million tenants.

June 18, 2015

Following Historic $1.4 Billion Aid Increase, Senate Republicans Act To Further Protect Students And Schools

Building on the $1.4 billion school aid increase that was the centerpiece of the 2015-16 state budget approved in March, Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) and his colleagues in the Senate Republican conference acted to further protect students and their schools by passing common-sense education reforms that will empower parents and teachers, restore local control, and aggressively address the problems caused by an overemphasis on standardized testing.

June 16, 2015