John J. Flanagan's News items

Senator Flanagan Helps Commack Scouts Achieve Badge

Senator John J. Flanagan (2nd Senate District) recently hosted members of Boy Scout Troop 125 of Commack as part of their efforts to achieve the Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge. By joining with Senator Flanagan in his office, the scouts were able to satisfy one of the requirements for the badge.During the meeting, Senator Flanagan discussed his role as a state legislator and spoke to the scouts about how they could play a role in the legislative process.

March 25, 2010
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Stretch of Smithtown road to get safer for pedestrians - Newsday - January 26, 2010

by DENISE M. BONILLA AND ALFONSO A. CASTILLO.

A stretch of road in Smithtown considered dangerous to pedestrians will undergo safety improvements agreed to by state transportation officials, the town announced Tuesday.

January 27, 2010
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New York State Announces Energy Efficiency Upgrades at State Office Building

New York State Office of General Services (OGS) Commissioner John C. Egan, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) President and Chief Executive Officer Francis J. Murray Jr., New York Power Authority (NYPA) President and Chief Executive Officer Richard M. Kessel, Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) President and Chief Executive Officer Kevin S.

June 15, 2009
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Senator Flanagan Visits Kings Park Students

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) recently visited the R.J.O. Intermediate School in Kings Park to speak with Ms. Katie Trachtenberg’s 4th grade class.  Senator Flanagan met with the class to discuss his role in the New York State legislative process.

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May 18, 2009
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Senator Flanagan Welcomes Hauppauge High School Student

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) announced the addition of Matthew Curran, a junior at Hauppauge High School, to his office in Smithtown.  Matt is currently volunteering his time in Senator Flanagan’s office to gain experience in government.

May 5, 2009
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Senator Flanagan Hosts Second Annual Photography Contest

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) would like to invite all students who reside in the 2nd Senate District and who are in the eighth grade and above to take part in his 2nd Annual Community Photography contest.  This contest will focus on photographs of community-based events and will allow students to showcase their hometown or school.

April 24, 2009
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Senator Flanagan Criticizes Governor Paterson for Following Utility Tax with Consumer Outreach

         Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) today criticized Governor David Paterson for announcing an outreach program for consumers who can’t pay their energy bills, just days after pushing through a massive utility tax hike that will make it even tougher for people to pay them.

April 9, 2009
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Open Letter Regarding New York State Budget from Senator John Flanagan

On Friday, the New York State Senate Majority followed the lead of the Assembly and put the final touches on the worst budget that our state has ever seen.  As the representative for the 2nd Senate District, I voted no to every component of this budget because it is bad for Long Island, bad for those who work and bad for anyone who owns a home.

April 6, 2009
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Senator Flanagan Believes Long Islanders Deserve a Better Budget

Joining voices with numerous community members who have contacted his office today, New York State Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) expressed his disappointment with the budget agreement reached by the Democratic leaders of New York State.  From increased taxes to skyrocketing spending, the deal that Governor David Paterson reached in secrecy with Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Senate Majority Leader Malcolm Smith was criticized by most who live or work on Long Island.

March 30, 2009
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Senator Flanagan Calls For Long Island’s Fair Share Of School Aid

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) has been joined by his Long Island Senate colleagues in calling on the state to give Long Island its fair share of state funding in the 2008-2009 budget. In a letter to State Education Commissioner Richard P. Mills and Chancellor Robert M. Bennett, the delegation expressed its disappointment with the 2008-09 Regents State Aid proposal, which was released in October, and outlined how this plan would unfairly impact Long Island residents.

March 26, 2009
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Senator Flanagan And Parents For Megan’s Law Host A Sex Abuse Seminar In Kings Park

Senator John J. Flanagan (2nd Senate District) and Parents for Megan's Law recently hosted a sexual abuse prevention seminar in Kings Park to provide parents with the tools they need to protect children. The free seminar, which was held at the Kings Park High School, included tips for parents that will help them teach their children how to avoid sexual predators.

March 26, 2009
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Senator Flanagan And Parents For Megan’s Law Host A Sex Abuse Prevention Seminar In St. James

Senator John J. Flanagan (2nd Senate District) and Parents for Megan's Law recently hosted a sexual abuse prevention seminar in St. James to provide parents with the tools they need to protect children. The seminar, which was held at the St. James Elementary School, included tips for parents that will help them teach their children how to avoid sexual predators.

March 26, 2009
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Senator Flanagan Discusses Education Funding And The Proposed State Budget On Tv55’s Cutting Edge

Senator John J. Flanagan (2nd Senate District) will be the guest on the Cutting Edge on WLNY-TV this Saturday and Sunday. Senator Flanagan joined hosts Matthew T. Crosson, the President of the Long Island Association President, James M. Klurfeld, Editor of Newsday's Editorial Pages, and Patrick Halpin, former Suffolk County Executive, for a half-hour discussion of the issues facing Long Island residents.

March 26, 2009
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Senator Flanagan’s Message Regarding The Future Of The Nissequogue River State Park

Recently, I informed you that, thanks to the work of Commissioner Bernadette Castro, the Nissequogue River State Park had expanded by adding the former Kings Park Psychiatric Center property to protect over 360 acres.

In the past month, I have repeatedly sought assurances from Governor Spitzer's Administration indicating that they will respect the commitment the previous administration made to the people of Kings Park and Long Island - and to date I have not received the commitment I need.

March 26, 2009
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Senator Flanagan Pleased That Kings Park Cleanup Funding Included In Governor’s Budget

Senator John J. Flanagan (2nd Senate District) announced that the $25 million he secured last year for the environmental cleanup of the former Kings Park Psychiatric Center has been reappropriated in Governor Eliot Spitzer's proposed budget, which was presented on January 31st. This money, which is an unprecedented appropriation for environmental cleanup, will be utilized by the state to help remediate the property that is now part of the Nissequogue River State Park. Senator Flanagan had sought this funding in a recent letter to Governor Spitzer. The funding will greatly ease the burden on the state parks department as they move forward.

March 26, 2009
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