John J. Flanagan's Press releases

Senator Flanagan Announces New Health Care Laws

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) today announced that Governor David Paterson has signed two new laws that will help make health insurance more accessible for New York residents.  Senator Flanagan supported and voted for both of these measures duri

August 6, 2009
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Senators Flanagan and Fuschillo Call For Hearings on Governor's MTA Nominee

            Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) and Charles Fuschillo (8th Senate District) today called for the Senate to conduct expedited public hearings on Jay Walder, the Governor’s nominee to chair the Metropolitan Transit Authority. 

July 28, 2009
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Senator Flanagan Announces Attorney General’s Effort To Streamline Government Is Signed Into Law

 In a move that will provide the residents of his district with a real say in how their tax dollars are

June 30, 2009
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Commack Volunteer Ambulance Corps Says Thank You For a Team Effort

PHOTO CAPTION Pictured is Senator John Flanagan, Commack Fire District Commissioner John Minton, and Officers of  Commack Ambulance BOD Thomas Lowenberg, and Rich O’Brien.

June 17, 2009
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Senator Flanagan Delivers Keynote Address to Kings Park School Students

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) recently delivered opening remarks at the William T.

June 15, 2009
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Senator Flanagan Discusses the Issues with Local Students

            Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) recently visited the members of the William Sidney Mount Elementary School Student Government to discuss his role as a state senator.  The visit, which was arranged by the club’s advisors Ms. Stefanie Baldante and Ms.

June 10, 2009
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Senator Flanagan Announces Summer Reading Program

With the end of the school year rapidly approaching, Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) is inviting all students in his district to participate in his Summer Reading Passport program.  Senator Flanagan is sponsoring this free program to encourage students throughout our community to continue reading over the next summer vacation.

June 3, 2009
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Senator Flanagan Denounces New June 1st Tax Increases

As a result of tax increases that were approved by Democrats in the Senate and Assembly as part of the 2009-10 state budget, New Yorkers will now be paying more for bottled water, purchases made over the Internet and auto insurance as of June 1st.  The state will also impose tax hikes on companies that transport employees in and out of New York.

May 27, 2009
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Senator Flanagan Joins Attorney General Cuomo to Unveil Government Consolidation Legislation

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) joined Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo in Melville today to unveil landmark legislation, entitled the “New N.Y.

May 21, 2009
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Senator Flanagan Continues Fight for Long Island at Leaders Meeting

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) took his efforts on behalf of Long Island residents directly to Governor David Paterson and the leaders of the Assembly and the Senate when he took part in a recent Leader’s Meeting regarding property tax relief. 

May 19, 2009
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SENATOR FLANAGAN LAUNCHES PETITION DRIVE TO RESTORE STAR REBATE CHECKS ELIMINATED BY DEMOCRATS

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District), along with his colleagues in the Senate Republican Conference, has launched a statewide, grass-roots petition drive to restore the STAR property tax relief rebate check program.  The program, which was very beneficial to Long Island families, was cut during the Democratically-controlled budget negotiations.  

The petition drive will attempt to pressure Democratic lawmakers to restore the rebate checks that they eliminated as part of the recently-enacted State budget.

May 1, 2009
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Senator Flanagan Seeks Accountability of State Use of Federal Stimulus Funding

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) today joined with his colleague John A. DeFrancisco (50th Senate District) and Senate Republican Leader Dean Skelos (9th Senate District) to propose a comprehensive reform plan that will maximize job creation and ensure greater openness, transparency and accountability with regard to the billions of dollars in federal stimulus funding New York will receive over the next two years.

April 29, 2009
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SENATOR FLANAGAN PROPOSES MANDATE RELIEF IN STATE BUDGET

During the recently concluded New York State budget negotiations, Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) introduced an amendment to the state budget that would reign in runaway school spending, increase transparency within local school districts and protect taxpayers from having to pick up the additional costs for unfunded mandates.

April 6, 2009
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