John J. Flanagan's Press releases

Majority Leader Flanagan Welcomes Presidential Volunteer Service Award Winner To Office

Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) recently had the honor of welcoming young Maddie Canonico of Kings Park to his Smithtown office to present her with the Presidential Volunteer Service Award.  Maddie received the honor in recognition of her over 80 hours of volunteer service at the Sweetbriar Nature Center where she helped care for birds, bunnies, chinchillas and other animals.

August 28, 2015
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Senator Flanagan Joins With Stony Brook Medicine To Promote Prostate Cancer Awareness

Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) is once again joining with Stony Brook Medicine’s Prostate Care Program to provide men throughout our community with free prostate screenings in observance of National Prostate Cancer Awareness month.

The free screenings will be available from Monday, September 21st through Thursday, September 24th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Stony Brook Urology office located in Suite 500 at 24 Research Way in Setauket.  All examinations are free and conducted under the direction of Medical Director Howard L. Adler, MD, FACS.

August 25, 2015
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Senator Flanagan Honored For Efforts On Behalf Of Individuals With Disabilities

Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) was recently honored by the Suffolk Independent Living Organization (SILO) for his work on behalf of individuals with disabilities.  SILO presented Senator Flanagan with a certificate during its event to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. 

August 4, 2015
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Senator Flanagan Joins Governor Cuomo To Announce Completion Of Two Vital Projects On Route 347

Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) joined with Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and other elected officials in announcing completion of two projects worth $56.1 million to help transform State Route 347 on Long Island from a high-volume corridor into a safe, multi-modal, environmentally sustainable boulevard for motorists, pedestrians, bicyclists, and transit users. The improvements are part of a series of projects planned to enhance safety and reduce travel delays on the Route 347 corridor by transforming the busy road into a modified boulevard and suburban greenway for 15 miles through Smithtown, Islip and Brookhaven, in Suffolk County.

July 30, 2015
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Stony Brook Children's Installs Final Beam At Topping Off Ceremony

Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) joined the Stony Brook University community for a special “Topping Off” Ceremony for Stony Brook Children’s Hospital.  At the event, cheers were heard as a crane installed the final beam needed to complete the frame of the major building project on the Stony Brook Medicine campus.

Before the ceremony, the final beam was signed by patients, families, donors, elected representatives and Stony Brook Medicine leadership.

July 28, 2015
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NYSDOT Announces $16.6 Million Route 112 Reconstruction Project

New York State Department of Transportation Commissioner Matthew Driscoll today announced that work is underway on a $16.6 million project to reconstruct State Route 112 in the Town of Brookhaven in Suffolk County. The project will improve safety and ease congestion along this busy stretch of road. 

July 22, 2015
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Majority Leader Flanagan Joins Governor Cuomo For Signing Of "Enough Is Enough" Legislation

Majority Leader John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) joined Governor Andrew Cuomo and other elected officials at the official signing of the  “Enough is Enough” legislation to combat sexual assault on college and university campuses statewide.  The new law requires all colleges to adopt a set of comprehensive procedures and guidelines, including a uniform definition of affirmative consent, a statewide amnesty policy, and expanded access to law enforcement to ensure the

July 7, 2015
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Statement from Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan

The 23 days since two prisoners escaped from a Dannemora prison have been a tense and difficult period for all New Yorkers, especially those residents of the North Country where the escape took place.

During that time, hundreds of state and local law enforcement officials have scoured local communities, tirelessly following every lead and putting their own lives and safety on the line to bring these two brutal convicts to justice.

June 28, 2015
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Governor Cuomo, Majority Leader Flanagan And Speaker Heastie Announce Framework Of An Agreement On Major Priorities For End Of 2015-16 Legislative Session

Earlier today, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan and Assembly Speaker Carl E. Heastie announced the framework of a three-way agreement on a number of priorities for the end of the 2015-16 legislative session.

The three-way agreement includes the following reforms and actions, among others:

Strengthening and Extending Rent Laws in New York City and Other Metropolitan Areas

June 23, 2015
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Senate Passes Legislation To Protect Senior Citizens From Abuse And Exploitation

Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) announced that the New York State Senate has passed a sweeping package of 10 bills to protect vulnerable senior citizens from predatory financial schemes and physical and emotional abuse.  The legislation would create a statewide elder abuse reporting system and increase public awareness of elder mistreatment, facilitate the prosecution of individuals who endanger the welfare of seniors, and help ensure adequate care for the elderly in long-term care facilities. 

June 19, 2015
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Statement from Senator Majority Leader John Flanagan

As I said earlier, we fully expect to complete the bulk of our legislative business this evening and are making preparations to conclude the session.

The State Senate has already acted on legislation to extend New York City’s current rent laws for eight years with provisions to enforce the intent of the laws that ensure help to those who truly need it. Unfortunately, the Assembly has failed to pass this bill.

June 18, 2015
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Statement from Governor Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader Flanagan and Assembly Speaker Heastie

Negotiations on a range of issues important to the people of New York State remain ongoing and are moving in a positive direction toward a resolution. As discussions continue through the weekend, the Assembly and Senate have agreed to pass – and the Governor has agreed to sign – a five day extender of New York City’s rent regulations that will codify into law important safeguards for more than two million tenants.

June 18, 2015
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Senate Passes Legislation Protecting Students From Sexual Assault On College And University Campuses

Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) and his colleagues in the New York State Senate today passed crucial legislation in the fight against sexual violence on college campuses.  The bill (S5965) is sponsored by Senator Kenneth LaValle (1st Senate District), Chairman of the Senate Higher Education Committee, and takes a comprehensive approach to help make every c

June 17, 2015
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Following Historic $1.4 Billion Aid Increase, Senate Republicans Act To Further Protect Students And Schools

Building on the $1.4 billion school aid increase that was the centerpiece of the 2015-16 state budget approved in March, Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) and his colleagues in the Senate Republican conference acted to further protect students and their schools by passing common-sense education reforms that will empower parents and teachers, restore local control, and aggressively address the problems caused by an overemphasis on standardized testing.

June 16, 2015
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Senate Passes Legislation To Protect Good Samaritans Who Rescue Children Locked In Cars

Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) joined with his Senate colleagues to pass legislation (S240), sponsored by Senator Jack Martins (7th Senate District), that would help protect children who become trapped inside an overheated car. Under the legislation, Good Samaritans who forcibly enter a car to rescue a child locked inside are immune from liability.

This legislation would allow an individual to legally break a window or forcibly enter a parked car without liability if there is a reasonable belief that these actions would assist a child under the age of eight years old who would suffer harm if not immediately removed from the vehicle.

June 16, 2015
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Senator Flanagan And Long Island Blood Center Sponsor Blood Drive In Centereach

Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) is joining with the Long Island Blood Center (LIBC) to host a blood drive in Centereach. The event will be held at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4927 located at 31 Horseblock Road from 1 pm to 7 pm on Thursday, June 18th.

June 10, 2015
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Senator Flanagan Joins Long Island Blood Services For Blood Drive In Centereach

Senator John Flanagan And Long Island Blood Services Sponsor Blood Drive

Date: Thursday June 18, 2015   

Time: 1:00pm ~7:00pm

Place: VFW Centereach

31 Horseblock Road Centereach, NY 11720

 

Your donation will help to save up to THREE lives.

Our community hospitals need your help. 

June 5, 2015
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Senator Flanagan Joins Colleagues For Annual Animal Advocacy Day

Majority Leader John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) today joined his colleagues in the New York State Senate for the annual Animal Advocacy Day.  The event brings together lawmakers, law enforcement, and hundreds of pet owners and advocates to raise awareness of important animal issues.

As part of this annual day celebrating animal rights, the Senate approved several pieces of legislation that further protect animals from harm and cruelty.

June 3, 2015
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Senate Passes Legislation To Monitor Sex Offenders And Protect Victims

Majority Leader John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) announced that the New York State Senate has passed a package of bills that would provide increased monitoring of convicted sex offenders and improve access to important information to better notify employers, schools, and concerned members of the community.

June 3, 2015
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