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Senator Flanagan Discusses Budget On Capitol Pressroom

Senator John Flanagan (New York State) discusses the state budget with Susan Arbetter - April 3, 2015

April 6, 2015
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Regents role in evaluating teachers is focus as school aid is ‘delinked’ in Albany - Buffalo News by Tom Precious

Senate Education Committee Chairman John J. Flanagan, R-East Northport, said turning to the Board of Regents is a possibility. “They do set educational policy,” he said, adding that discussions are continuing about not only who should devise changes to the evaluations, but how teachers are rated based on considerations such as how many disabled and English language learners they teach and the level of poverty in a school.

March 27, 2015
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Newsday - Flanagan: Can't wait until June for school aid totals

March 25, 2015 by Yancey Roy / yancey.roy@newsday.com

Though lawmakers might punt the controversial teacher evaluation process until  June, a key state senator said Wednesday they likely will settle the school aid issue now.

March 25, 2015
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Senator Flanagan Discusses State Budget Negotiations On Capital Tonight

Senator John Flanagan (New York State) discusses the ongoing budget negotiations with Capital Tonight host Liz Benjamin – March 24, 2015

March 25, 2015
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Join The Women's Equality Campaign In New York State

     Recently, the New York State Assembly took action on a component of the Senate's Women’s Equality Agenda by approving important anti-trafficking legislation (S.7).  This legislation is a part of an eight-point plan that t

March 21, 2015
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Senator Flanagan Discusses Education Issues on Capitol Pressroom

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) joined with Capitol Pressroom host Susan Arbetter to discuss education issues facing New York State - March 2, 2015

March 3, 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 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 Leads Fight To Eliminate GEA

Senator John Flanagan (New York State) was joined by his New York State Senate Majority Conference colleagues to call for the complete elimination of the Gap Elimination Adjustment - February 10, 2015

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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New York State Senate Recognizes Colonel Francis S. Gabreski Cadet Squadron

Senator John Flanagan (New York Senate) and his colleagues in the New York State Senate welcome the Colonel Francis S. Gabreski Cadet Squadron from the Long Island group of Civil Air Patrol Color Guard to the New York State Senate.  The cadets presented the colors at the beginning of Senate session - January 12, 2015

January 13, 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 Discusses Education Issues On Capital Tonight

Senate Education Chairman John Flanagan (New York State) joins with Capital Tonight's Liz Benjamin to discuss education issues - January 7, 2015

January 8, 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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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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