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Majority Leader Flanagan On New York Now

Majority Leader Flanagan (New York State) joins with host Casey Seiler to discuss the remainder of the Legislative session - May 24, 2015

May 28, 2015
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Senate Passes Legislation To Honor Veterans In New York

The New York State Senate today passed 14 measures dedicated to improving the lives of veterans and honoring them for their exceptional service. The Senate today also celebrated the achievements of veterans from across the state during the Senate’s annual Veterans’ Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

May 21, 2015
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2015 Memorial Day Guide

Throughout Memorial Day weekend, local communities will pay tribute to these brave men and women.  It is my hope that we can all take some time to participate in these events to recognize these heroic citizens in your own special way. 

Please have a safe Memorial Day and God Bless America. 

                                                     

May 20, 2015
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Senate Passes Legislation Making The Property Tax Cap Permanent

The New York State Senate today acted on one of its top end-of-session priorities by passing legislation to make the property tax cap permanent.  The bill (S5597), sponsored by Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan (R-C-I, East Northport), would prevent the planned expiration of the tax cap to continue saving taxpayers billions of dollars each year, increase investments by businesses, and create more jobs.

May 19, 2015
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Majority Leader Flanagan Advocates For Permanent Property Tax Cap

Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan (New York State) speaks at the Empire Center's press conference calling to make the property tax cap permanent to protect New York taxpayers - May 19, 2015

May 19, 2015
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Majority Leader Flanagan Delivers Remarks At EMS Memorial Ceremony

Majority Leader John Flanagan (New York State) joins with other elected officials to honor Ross Huffer of the Nesconset Fire Department and Andre Maurice of the Richmondville EMS - May 19, 2015

May 19, 2015
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Don’t Let the Tax Cap Expire: Let’s KEEP THE CAP!

From creating the historic STAR and Enhanced STAR programs, to enacting property tax rebate legislation, the Senate Republican Majority has consistently led the fight to provide hardworking families with property tax relief. 

May 19, 2015
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Statement from Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan

With the end of the Legislative session quickly approaching, there are just 15 session days remaining to do the people’s business and conclude our work for the year.  That’s not a lot of time, but it’s enough to make a difference in the lives of hardworking New Yorkers and their families. 

First and foremost, we should make the property tax cap permanent in New York.  Doing so will bring certainty to taxpayers, help create good jobs and grow our economy for the future.  To that end, the Senate will act as early as this week to make the current property tax cap permanent in New York State.

May 18, 2015
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Majority Leader Flanagan Discusses Issues With News 12

Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan (New York State) discusses his new role with Doug Geed - May 12, 2015

May 13, 2015
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Senate Passes Bills To Protect Victims Of Domestic Violence

The New York State Senate today passed two measures to strengthen protections for victims of domestic violence and children at risk of abuse. The bills would create new safeguards for victims who testify against their abusers in court, as well as establish a commission to study and recommend methods of preventing child abuse in New York.

May 13, 2015
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Senate Passes Measures To Protect Children

The New York State Senate today passed four bills to promote the safety and well-being of children and families. The measures would prevent felons from working in child day care programs, increase penalties for child endangerment, protect consumers by preventing unauthorized vendors from selling items like baby food, and help keep military families together by eliminating deployment as a barrier to child custody. 

May 12, 2015
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Senate Passes Bills To Strengthen Laws For Reckless And Irresponsible Driving

The New York State Senate today passed four measures that would keep our roads safe by holding drivers accountable for reckless and irresponsible actions. The legislation would increase or create new penalties for repeat DWI offenders, those who drive at high speeds, and individuals who cause a death while driving without a valid license.

May 12, 2015
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Senator Flanagan Elected Majority Leader Of New York State Senate

Senator John Flanagan (New York State) is sworn in as the Temporary President and Majority Leader of the New York State Senate - May 11, 2015

May 11, 2015
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Senator Flanagan Welcomes Samantha Picco To Senate’s West Point Day

Senator John Flanagan (New York State) joined with his colleagues to pay tribute to the cadets and leaders of the United States Military Academy at West Point during a special occasion in the Senate Chamber.  In addition to welcoming all the cadets, Senator Flanagan made special mention of Cadet Samantha Picco who resides in the 2nd Senate District – May 6, 2015

May 6, 2015
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Senator Flanagan Announces Passage Of Legislation To Assist Family Caregivers

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) announced that the New York State Senate has approved legislation that would help caregivers receive the necessary resources to deliver care to older adults and others with long term health needs in a home setting. The CARE Act (S676A) would reduce future hospitalizations of patients by ensuring that caregivers are involved in and educated about patients’ needs and how to best meet them once they leave the hospital.

May 5, 2015
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Senator Flanagan Announces Passage Of Legislation To Assist Family Caregivers

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) announced that the New York State Senate has approved legislation that would help caregivers receive the necessary resources to deliver care to older adults and others with long term health needs in a home setting. The CARE Act (S676A) would reduce future hospitalizations of patients by ensuring that caregivers are involved in and educated about patients’ needs and how to best meet them once they leave the hospital.

May 1, 2015
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Senator Flanagan Partners With Emma S. Clark Library To Benefit Three Village Community

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) recently visited with the staff of the Emma S. Clark Memorial Library to view the facility’s impressive state-of-the-art Technology Center. The library utilized $10,000 in state funding that Senator Flanagan secured to offset the cost of the refurbished center including the acquisition of new computer equipment.

April 21, 2015
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Senator Flanagan Discusses Budget On Capitol Pressroom

Senator John Flanagan (New York State) discusses the state budget with Susan Arbetter - April 3, 2015

April 6, 2015
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Regents role in evaluating teachers is focus as school aid is ‘delinked’ in Albany - Buffalo News by Tom Precious

Senate Education Committee Chairman John J. Flanagan, R-East Northport, said turning to the Board of Regents is a possibility. “They do set educational policy,” he said, adding that discussions are continuing about not only who should devise changes to the evaluations, but how teachers are rated based on considerations such as how many disabled and English language learners they teach and the level of poverty in a school.

March 27, 2015
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Newsday - Flanagan: Can't wait until June for school aid totals

March 25, 2015 by Yancey Roy / yancey.roy@newsday.com

Though lawmakers might punt the controversial teacher evaluation process until  June, a key state senator said Wednesday they likely will settle the school aid issue now.

March 25, 2015
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