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Senator Flanagan Holds Joint Meeting To Discuss Security At Kppc

New York State Senator John J. Flanagan (2nd Senate District) was joined by Assemblyman Michael J. Fitzpatrick (7th Assembly District) and Suffolk County Legislator Lynne C. Nowick (13th Legislative District) at a recent meeting with security officials regarding the security and safety of the Kings Park Psychiatric Center (KPPC).

January 30, 2006
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Senate Passes Sex Offender Legislation

Albany -- New York State Senator John J. Flanagan (R,C-East Northport) announced that the New York State Senate today passed legislation (S.6409) to mandate lifetime registration for the most dangerous sex offenders and prevent sex offenders from coming off the registry this week.

January 20, 2006
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Senate Passes Civil Commitment Legislation

Senator John J. Flanagan (2nd Senate District)announced that the New York State Senate has passed legislationthat provides for the civil commitment of sexually violent predators at a secure treatment facility after they’ve completed their prison sentence in order to protect the public from criminals likely to commit repeated acts of sexual violence.

January 20, 2006
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Senator Flanagan Announces Cancellation Of Kings Park Psychiatric Center Sale

 

Today, New York State Senator John J. Flanagan (R-Smithtown) announced cancellation of the pending sale of the former Kings Park Psychiatric Center. Displaying a letter from Empire State Development (ESD) dated January 13, 2006, Senator Flanagan said, "The prospect of building 1,800 units of housing on this unique parcel of land is permanently off the table. This is a victory for the residents and taxpayers of Kings Park, and a critical first step in finding an alternative use for this magnificent piece of property that fairly and properly considers local input and the best interests of the community."

January 18, 2006
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Senator Flanagan Appointed To Conference Committee For Sex Offender Registry Legislation

Albany—State Senator John J. Flanagan (R,C-East Northport) has been appointed to a joint legislative conference committee on legislation that would mandate lifetime registration for sex offenders."I am pleased to have the opportunity to work on this critical issue to mandate lifetime registration for sex offenders.

January 11, 2006
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Senator Flanagan Announces $2.4 Billion Property Tax Relief Plan

In an effort to reduce the enormous burden of some of the highest property taxes in the country, Senator Flanagan announced that the Senate Majority Conference proposed the REBATE-NY plan, a comprehensive, 25 point plan to provide more than $2.4 billion in school and municipal property tax relief over the next three years, including direct rebate checks to property taxpayers, expanding the STAR program and the property tax circuit breaker, and encouraging consolidation of local government services.

January 11, 2006
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Senator Flanagan Announces Senate Passes Bill To Strengthen Megan's Law

Senator John J. Flanagan (R,C-East Northport) announced that the Senate acted on legislation requiring the lifetime registration of sex offenders to prevent sexual predators from coming off the State sex offender registry later this month. "Parents have the right to know if a dangerous sex offender is living in their neighborhood especially since the rate of recidivism among these individuals is among the highest of any category of criminal," said Senator John J. Flanagan.

January 10, 2006
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Senator Flanagan Announces Grant For Huntington Town Hall Energy Project

HUNTINGTON--- Senator John J. Flanagan (2nd Senate District) today announced that the Town of Huntington will receive a $14,482 grant award to help finance a boiler replacement project at Huntington Town Hall.

December 19, 2005
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Flanagan Announces State Grant For Stony Brook University

Senator John J. Flanagan (R,C-East Northport) today announced that New York state is providing $1.9 million to Stony Brook University’s Center for Advanced Technology (CAT) in Diagnostic Tools and Sensor Systems to enable the institution to expand high technology research and development activities that will lead to the creation of new products, innovations and jobs.

December 12, 2005
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Senator Flanagan Dedicates "pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge"

Centereach-- Veterans, children and elected officials gathered today on the 64th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack, as State Senator John Flanagan (R- East Northport) and Assemblyman Steven Englebright (D- Setauket) formally dedicated the "Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge". Located on Nicoll’s Road at Middle Country Road in Centereach, the bridge is one of only two structures in New York State to receive a Pearl Harbor designation in State statute.

"Despite the passage of 64 years, the wounds from Pearl Harbor are still heavy in our hearts", said Senator Flanagan.

December 8, 2005
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Long Island Veterans Home Receives $2.2 Million From Va Grant Program

STONY BROOK, N.Y., November 15, 2005 — State Senators John Flanagan (East Northport) and Michael Balboni (East Williston) today joined residents of the Long Island State Veterans Home at Stony Brook University to formally announce a joint effort between the Senators, the Long Island Congressional Delegation and the Veterans Administration in securing $2.2 million in funding for construction and technology upgrades at the Home. The funding announcement was part of the Home's traditional Veterans Day ceremony honoring Long Island veterans.According to Fred S.

November 17, 2005
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Flanagan Secures Over $500,000 In MTA Capital Funding

Today Senator John J. Flanagan announced that he has secured over a half-million dollars in MTA Capital funding for the rehabilitation of three rail road parking lots in the Town of Smithtown. At the request of Smithtown Supervisor Patrick Vecchio and Councilman Thomas McCarthy, Senator Flanagan obtained $573,000 in MTA Capital funding for major improvements at the St. James, Smithtown and Atterbury rail road stations.

November 7, 2005
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Senator Flanagan Secures Funding For Emergency Lighting System

Kings Park, N.Y. -- New York State Senator John J. Flanagan (R-East Northport), the Kings Park School District and the Cyberlux Corporation (OTCBB: CYBL) today announced the successful completion of an innovative pilot project using next-generation LED solid-state emergency lighting.Cyberlux installed the emergency lighting system in the Emergency Situation Room at Kings Park High School. The pilot program, funded through a $10,000 grant secured by Sen.

October 28, 2005
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Senator Flanagan Recognized For His Work On Behalf Of New York Camps

Mamaroneck, New York (October, 19 2005) – At the 50th Anniversary celebration of The New York State Camp Directors Association (NYSCDA), Senator John J. Flanagan was recognized forhis work on behalf of New York camps and the children they serve. NYSCDA consists of non-profit and for profit camp directors, vendors and other business associates in the camping industry.Senator Flanagan waspresented with S.C.O.P.E. camperships (scholarships) for under-privileged children inhis district to attend an American Camp Association (ACA) accredited camp. S.C.O.P.E.

October 21, 2005
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Senate Passes Comprehensive Energy Plan

The New York State Senate today passed a comprehensive energy plan that would provide motorists with immediate relief from high gasoline prices, ease the impact of skyrocketing home heating costs on senior citizens this winter and address the state’s long term energy needs by encouraging the use of alternative energy and conservation.The centerpiece of the Senate energy plan is a cap on the State and local sales taxes on gasoline that would save consumers about $90 million through the rest of this year, and $400 million annually if gas prices remain near $3 per gallon a

October 7, 2005
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Senator Flanagan Unveils Modern Computerized Voting Systems

Senator John Flanagan (R,C-East Northport), Chairman of the Senate Elections Committee, today unveiled several new voting technologies to a group of government students at Ward Melville High School. The new machines are the result of recently enacted state legislation that was necessary to comply with federal voting standards established after the 2000 Presidential election and the controversial vote count."I am pleased to introduce the next generation of voting machines to our state’s next generation of voters," Senator Flanagan said.

September 30, 2005
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Senator Flanagan Teams With Supermarket Chains To Prepare Long Islanders During Hurricane Season

Following the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and as Hurricane Ophelia approaches the east coast, Senator John J. Flanagan (R-East Northport) today announced a partnership between Long Island’s nine State Senators and supermarket chains Stop & Shop, King Kullen and C-Town in an effort to help educate Long Islanders on how to prepare their homes and families should a hurricane strike our area.

September 13, 2005
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Senator Flanagan Urges Suffolk Residents To Take Advantage Of Sales Tax Free Week

With families getting ready to purchase back-to-school supplies and others eyeing fall fashions, State Senator John J. Flanagan (R,C-East Northport) reminds shoppers that New York's Sales Tax Free Week on clothing and footwear will be held from Tuesday, August 30th through Labor Day, Monday, September 5th."The sales tax free week is a terrific opportunity for parents to get a break on clothing and footwear items for their children who are heading back to school or college," said Senator Flanagan.

August 25, 2005
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Flanagan Applauds Signing Of Campaign Finance Reform Bill

Senator John Flanagan (R-C, East Northport), Chairman of the Senate Elections Committee, announced today that a campaign finance reform bill that will extend computerized disclosure requirements to local races and improve public access to campaign finance records was signed by Governor Pataki. "As was shown in a report earlier this year, the state has tremendous difficulty in correlating these filings and, as a result, discovering violations when they occur." Senator Flanagan said.

August 9, 2005
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Senator Flanagan To Appear On Cablevision's "meet The Leaders"

State Senator John Flanagan recently taped an episode of Cablevision’s popular "Meet the Leaders", a half-hour program hosted by former Suffolk County Executive Patrick Halpin.

Topics discussed by the Senator included the redevelopment of the Kings Park Psychiatric Center property, the "Help America Vote Act" (HAVA), recently enacted school accountability legislation, Megan’s law, and identity theft.

The program will air throughout the month of August on both the Hauppauge/Brookhaven and Riverhead Cable systems (Channel 18) according to the schedule below:

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August 3, 2005
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