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Senators Flanagan and Martins Honor Long Island Students For Cancer Research Senators Flanagan and Martins Honor Long Island Students For Cancer Research

Senators John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) and Jack Martins (7th Senate District) joined together to recognize Commack High School junior Kayla Neville and Great Neck South High School senior John Yang for their efforts to study experimental nanoparticles in an effort to better treat and diagnose cancer in human.

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Senator Flanagan Named State Leader Of The Year By NYSSBA

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) has been named the 2011-2012 State Leader of the Year by the New York State School Boards Association (NYSSBA).  The award was presented to Senator Flanagan, who serves as the Chairman of the New York State Senate Education Committee, at the Association’s annual State Issues Conference in Albany.

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Senator Flanagan Honored By NYSSBA

Senator John Flanagan (New York State) is awarded the 2011-2012 State Leader of the Year award from the New York State School Boards Association (NYSSBA).  The award was presented to Senator Flanagan, who serves as the Chairman of the New York State Senate Education Committee, at the Association’s annual State Issues Conference in Albany on March 11, 2012.

Senator Flanagan Reads With St. James Students

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) recently visited the St. James Elementary School to join Mr. Michael Klee’s 5th Grade Class in reading “Sybil Ludington’s Midnight Ride” by Marsha Amstel to the students.

The story, about the bravery of the 16-year old girl who in 1777 rode through the countryside upstate spreading the word of a British attack on Danbury, provided the students with a lesson regarding the great things that young people can do for their community and their country.  After reading the book, Senator Flanagan talked with the children about how the story related to them and to their potential.

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NEWSDAY -DOE: Lowest proposed school tax hikes in 15 years

"Taxpayers wanted relief. We gave them relief by passing the cap," said state Senator John Flanagan (R-East Northport), chairman of the Senate Education Committee. "Schools needed relief. We gave them relief by raising state aid. The overwhelming majority of districts are living within the cap, and I think that demonstrates their concern for taxpayers."

Excerpt from Newsday article by John Hildebrand - April 26,2012

Efforts to curb local property taxes are having a dramatic effect on Long Island with state figures released Thursday showing the lowest proposed school district tax hikes in more than 15 years.

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