John J. Flanagan's Press releases

Senator Flanagan Introduces Job Creation Proposal

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) joined with the other members of the Senate Republican Conference to announce legislation to create thousands of new jobs and turn around the state’s economy.  The jobs proposal would provide tax credits to businesses that create new jobs, eliminates the state corporate franchise tax for small businesses, and rolls back the personal income tax surcharge that hit small businesses last year.

March 2, 2010
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Senator Flanagan Calls On New York State To Keep Its Commitment To The Future Of Nissequogue River State Park

In an effort to protect the work of the Kings Park community, Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) has demanded the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Commissioner Carol Ash guarantee that the current financial problems facing the state will not be used as an excuse to reverse their obligation to rehabilitate the expanded Nisseguogue River State Park.

March 1, 2010
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Join the Fight to Save Our Parks

As you may know, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation is proposing to drastically alter the operation of eleven state parks on Long Island due to budget cuts proposed by Governor David Paterson.

February 24, 2010
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Senator Flanagan Hosts Ms. Senior America

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) recently hosted Gail Lizardy King of Dix Hills in Albany to honor her selection as Ms. Senior America 2009.  During her visit, Ms. King was given a tour of the Capitol building which included a visit to the historic Red Room where she met Governor David Paterson.

February 18, 2010
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Move the Terror Trials Out of New York

Since the founding of our Nation, the United States has recognized that enemy combatant terrorists need to be tried by military tribunals. It is an insult to every American that the terrorists would be given the same protections as U.S. citizens.

February 17, 2010
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Senator Flanagan Proposes Major Jobs Initiative To Get New York State Back To Work

 Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) joined with the other members of the Senate Republican Conference to announce a major new jobs initiative designed to improve New York's business climate, reduce taxes, and create thousands of new jobs for workers across the State.

February 16, 2010
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Senator Flanagan Bringing His Office To East Northport

In his continuing effort to make it easier for constituents to get the assistance they need, Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) is bringing his office and staff to East Northport as part of his Mobile Office Hours program.  The event will be held at the Northport-East Northport Library's East Northport Branch located at 185 Larkfield Road (

January 28, 2010
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Senator Flanagan and Town Officials Join With Local Retailer To Unveil Alternative Fuel Access

To make it more convenient for those who make the environmentally-friendly decision to purchase alternative-fuel vehicles, Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) and Smithtown Council Members Thomas McCarthy and Kevin Malloy recently joined with St.

January 27, 2010
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SENATOR FLANAGAN JOINS WITH NYSDOT TO ANNOUNCE CHANGES TO ROUTE 25

Following requests from a number of elected officials, led by Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District), Assemblyman Michael Fitzpatrick (7th Assembly District) and Town of Smithtown Supervisor Patrick Vecchio, the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) today proposed a number of changes to Route 25 in downtown Smithtown to improve safety conditions on that stretch of roadway.

January 27, 2010
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Senator Flanagan Appears on TV 10/55 Focus With Richard Rose

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) recently appeared as a guest on “TV 10/55 Focus,” a weekly half-hour news program that examines the issues important to Long Island residents. 

January 15, 2010
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In Memory of John Andrew Thorburn

At a time when our nation is rightfully taking every opportunity to show those who have served our nation the appreciation they deserve, I wanted to take a moment to remember the life of Mr. John Andrew Thorburn of Stony Brook who served our nation during the Vietnam War and recently passed away.

January 14, 2010
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Senator Flanagan Making Residents Aware Of State Tax Program

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) recently received information from the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance (NYSDTF) about a new program designed to help those with delinquent tax burdens to pay off their debt.  The 2010 PAID (Penalty and Interest Discount Program for tax liabilities) program will provide taxpayers who are behind in their tax bi

January 11, 2010
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Senator Flanagan Offers Safety Tips For Holiday Shoppers

Senator John J. Flanagan (2nd Senate District) is again reminding residents to be vigilant as they shop this season.  To help consumers protect themselves, especially those who do a majority of their shopping via the Internet, Senator Flanagan has established a special section on his web site – Helpful Holiday Shopping and Safety Tips – with a variety of tips and links to help make the holiday season safer.

December 11, 2009
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Senator Flanagan Helps Kings Park Students Achieve Badge

To help the Webelos of Cub Scout Pack 379 in Kings Park achieve their Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge, Senator John J. Flanagan (2nd Senate District) recently visited their meeting to discuss his job as a New York State Senator.  This visit, which helped the troop satisfy one of the requirements for obtaining the badge, was coordinated by Den Mom Christine Rome.

December 8, 2009
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Senator Flanagan Visits AHRC Of Suffolk

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) recently toured the Association for the Help of Retarded Children (AHRC) Suffolk Chapter's Work Center in Bohemia.  Senator Flanagan's was invited to the facility by AHRC vocational participant Cristen Mic

November 23, 2009
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Senator Flanagan Bringing His Office To Centereach

In an effort to make it easier for his constituents to get the assistance they deserve, Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) is bringing his office and staff to Centereach as part of his Mobile Office Hours program.  The event, which will begin at 6:00 pm and last until 8:00 pm, will be held at the V.F.W. Post 4927 located at 31 Horseblock Road on Tuesday, December 1st.

November 17, 2009
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Senator Flanagan Thanks Stony Brook University For Their Efforts To Fight Prostate Cancer

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) recently presented a New York State Senate Proclamation to the Stony Brook University Medical Center’s Department of Urology for their dedication to helping fight prostate cancer.  He presented the honor to Dr. Howard L. Adler, who is the Medical Director of the Prostate Care Program, during a recent visit to their facility in Setauket.

November 2, 2009
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SENATOR FLANAGAN VISITS EAST SETAUKET SCHOOL

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) recently visited the 5th grade class of Arrowhead Elementary School to help the students prepare for their upcoming social studies test.  The visit was arranged by Ms.

October 30, 2009
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