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Winter Safety Information

Every year, our office hosts a number of Emergency Preparedness meetings throughout the area to help residents prepare for and recover from natural disasters.  The information provided to those who attended these events has been extremely beneficial during severe weather such as hurricanes and tropical storms.

January 22, 2015
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News12 Segment on Senator Flanagan and DA Spota Hit-And-Run Press Conference

Senator John Flanagan (New York State) and Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota joined with the relatives of four men and women killed by hit and run drivers to renew the call to increase the maximum punishment for those convicted of this heinous crime – January 20, 2015

January 21, 2015
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Join The Fight To Protect New York Families

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) and Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota recently joined victims' families to call for the enactment of stronger penalties against hit-and-run drivers who kill or cause serious physical injuries to others.

In just the past three years alone, there have been a total of fifty-eight (58) indictments in Suffolk for leaving the scene of a fatality or serious physical injury.  Following are some of the details of these horrific and senseless deaths:

January 20, 2015
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Join The Women's Equality Campaign In New York State

Recently, Senator Flanagan joined with his colleagues in the New York State Senate to approve the Women’s Equality Agenda.  The eight-piece package would enhance the rights of women and protect those who are most vulnerable to abuse and discrimination.

The proposed changes that the Senate has approved include:

January 13, 2015
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New York State Senate Recognizes Colonel Francis S. Gabreski Cadet Squadron

Senator John Flanagan (New York Senate) and his colleagues in the New York State Senate welcome the Colonel Francis S. Gabreski Cadet Squadron from the Long Island group of Civil Air Patrol Color Guard to the New York State Senate.  The cadets presented the colors at the beginning of Senate session - January 12, 2015

January 13, 2015
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Senator Flanagan Joins Senate Colleagues To Approve Women’s Equality Package

            Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) joined with his fellow members of the Senate Republican Conference and the Senate Independent Democratic Conference to approve a comprehensive Women’s Equality Agenda that would enhance the rights of women and protect those who are most vulnerable to abuse and discrimination.

January 12, 2015
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Senator Flanagan Discusses Education Issues On Capital Tonight

Senate Education Chairman John Flanagan (New York State) joins with Capital Tonight's Liz Benjamin to discuss education issues - January 7, 2015

January 8, 2015
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Senator Flanagan Meets UFC Champion Weidman

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) recently met Dix Hills resident and UFC Middleweight Champion Chris Weidman during a visit to an area school.  The Hofstra University graduate won his title in July of 2013 and has successfully defended it two times.

“Chris is a true gentleman who has worked hard for all that he has achieved.  It was great to meet this champion and I wish him continued success in the future,” stated Senator Flanagan.

November 25, 2014
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Senator Flanagan Joins ReesSpecht Life And Family Service League Toy Drive

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) has announced that his office is joining with ReesSpecht LIFE and Family Service League for a special Toy Drive during the upcoming holiday season. Project TOY (Treasure Our Youth) will help local families in need have a happy holiday season.

“This is a great program that my office is proud to participate in to help make the upcoming holidays brighter for our entire community. Hopefully, we can all join together to help ensure that every child has a happy holiday season,” stated Senator Flanagan.

November 21, 2014
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Senator Flanagan Assists Commack Library In Providing Life Saving Apparatus To Patrons

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) announced that his office has secured $10,000 in state funding for the Commack Public Library as part of the 2014-15 State budget. The funding will be used by the library to offset the cost of an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) program.

The library will use funding secured by Senator Flanagan to purchase AED equipment as well as to obtain a special cabinet that will house the lifesaving device. The funding will also be used to support the training of library staff so that any patron who suffers a cardiac emergency will be assisted as quickly as possible.

November 19, 2014
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Senator Flanagan’s Legislation To Protect Students With Medical Conditions Signed Into Law

Legislation sponsored by Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) that will provide relief to students who struggle with respiratory diseases or diabetes has been signed into law.  The new law permits students who utilize an inhaler or other prescribed equipment or medication to carry and use these devices in school and at school functions. 

October 31, 2014
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Senator Flanagan Welcomes Miss New York Junior Teen

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) recently welcomed Miss New York Junior Teen Hailey Germano to his office in Smithtown.  Ms. Germano, who is in her first year at Smithtown West High School, was crowned in August and will be heading to Orlando in November to represent New York State in the Miss America Junior Teen pageant.

“It was great to meet Hailey during our recent visit.  She is a great representative for our community and she will make our entire state proud.  I wish her all the best in the upcoming pageant in Orlando,” stated Senator Flanagan.

October 30, 2014
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Senator Flanagan Secures Funding To Benefit Commack School Students

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) recently announced that he has secured funding for the Commack Public Schools.  The funding, the result of Senator Flanagan’s ongoing efforts to secure educational funding for Commack students, will help enhance technology in facilities throughout the school district.

October 20, 2014
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Senator Flanagan Secures Funding For East Northport Library

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) announced that his office has secured $10,000 in state funding as part of the 2014-15 State budget for the Northport-East Northport Library.  The funding will help offset the cost of installing new carpeting in the children’s room of the East Northport branch of the library.

October 17, 2014
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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.

September 18, 2014
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Smithtown Library Utilizes Funding Secured By Senator Flanagan

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) announced that his office has secured $10,000 in state funding for The Smithtown Library as part of the 2014-15 State budget.  The funding will help offset the cost of the purchase of a new carpet cleaner for the library.

The new Tennant 1610 Dual Technology Carpet Extractor is a deep cleaning system that will protect the carpeting in the library from wear and tear.  The purchase of this new machine will protect the investment of the taxpayers and the quality of the buildings, all of which recently underwent significant renovations.

October 28, 2014
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Senator Flanagan Works With Kings Park School District To Benefit Students

Senator John Flanagan( 2nd Senate District) recently announced that his office has secured funding for the Kings Park Central School District.  The funding, which is the result of Senator Flanagan’s ongoing efforts to provide additional opportunities to Kings Park students, will help enhance the overall educational experience at all of the schools in the district.

Over the past four years, Senator Flanagan has secured close to $300,000 in state funding, beyond traditional school aid, that the district has used to offset the cost of a number of projects. 

October 21, 2014
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Stony Brook Children’s Hospital Project is Well on its Way: Building a Foundation for Children's Healthcare on Long Island through Private Donations and Public Support

STONY BROOK, NY, September 26, 2014 - Stony Brook University showcased the construction progress of its new Stony Brook Children’s Hospital facility during a ceremony on Wednesday where President Samuel L.

September 29, 2014
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Join The Effort To Stop The "New York Is Home" Legislation

Recently, Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) joined with his Senate Republican colleagues to voice their opposition to the Senate Democrats’ plan to provide rights and benefits to illegal immigrants.

The plan would provide those who live in the state illegally with, among other things, the right to vote, the right to hold office, the ability to obtain a driver’s license and immediate access to financial benefits. 

If you would like to join the effort to stop this ill-advised plan, enter your information below to let Albany Democrats know that all who take advantage of being a New Yorker must also follow the laws. 

September 18, 2014
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