John J. Flanagan's Press releases

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 Joins With Senator Croci To Pass Legislation Targeting Cyber Terrorism

            Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) recently joined with Senator Tom Croci (3rd Senate District) to sponsor four bills that would crack down on cyber terrorism and its rapidly expanding threat to the state’s security and finances.  The legislation would enact tougher penalties for cyber-related crimes, create cyber security programs to identify potential risks and threats and require the state to perform a comprehensive review of all its cyber security measures every five years.

March 12, 2015
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Senator Flanagan Announces Senate Passage Of Legislation Protecting Children From Sex Offenders

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) joined with his colleagues in the New York State Senate today to take quick action on nine bills that would close dangerous loopholes in the laws protecting children and communities from sexual predators.  The measures, which have been sent to the Assembly for further action, would address critical issues raised by a recent Court of Appeals ruling that prevents local governments from enacting laws restricting sex offenders, as well as the saf

February 26, 2015
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Senator Flanagan Fighting To Keep Children Safe From Sex Offenders

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) joined his colleagues in the New York State Senate Coalition this week to unveil an alarming joint-investigative report,

February 25, 2015
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Senator Flanagan Leads Effort To Return One Billion To Schools By Eliminating The GEA

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) today joined with his Senate Republican colleagues at a press conference in Albany to call for the complete elimination of the Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA) to protect our public schools and taxpayers.  The Conference proposed a plan that would return $1 billion to schools across the state by accelerating the complete elimination of the GEA in the 2015-16 state budget.

February 10, 2015
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Senator Flanagan Supports Tougher Penalties For Sex Offenders

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) joined with his colleagues in the New York State Senate Majority to pass a package of legislation, including a bill that he sponsored, that would help keep communities safer from sexual predators.  These seven bills would help prevent the most dangerous offenders from having contact with children and college students, require more stringent residency reporting requirements for the sex offender registry, strengthen penalties for those who help sex offenders evade registration requirements, and

February 10, 2015
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Senator Flanagan Joining Long Island Cares For Pet Food Drive

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) is again joining Long Island Cares for its annual Legislature Pet Food Drive Challenge. Through this effort, the organization is working to collect pet supplies to stock Baxter’s Pet Panty to help ensure all Long Island families are able to care for their pets.

Baxter’s Pet Pantry was created by Long Island Cares in 2009, in partnership with the Animal Relief Fund Inc. (ARF), to help pet-owning families throughout Nassau and Suffolk Counties get the supplies they need. In addition to providing pet food, the Pet Pantry offers toys, pet clothes and other supplies to Long Island families.

February 4, 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 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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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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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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Senators Flanagan and Boyle Assist in Reinstatement of Grant to Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center, Inc.

On September 15, Mary Ann Malack-Ragona, Executive Director/CEO, Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center, Inc. (ADRC), was joined by New York State Senators Phil Boyle and John Flanagan, ADRC clients and their families and caregivers to announce that the organization has had its grant from the New York State Department of Health restored. The money would be used to continue providing its programs and services: care and consultation; support groups; and educational programs.

September 16, 2014
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