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Senator Flanagan Welcomes Bill Cosby To Stony Brook University

"It was an honor to meet Mr. Cosby recently when he performed at Stony Brook University's Staller Center.  A true legend, he has provided our nation with so much laughter and insight during his storied and far-reaching career as an actor, a comedian and an author and it was a thrill for my wife and me to spend some time with him when he visited our community," stated Senator Flanagan.

 

April 11, 2014
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March 20, 11:30 AM - 11:42 PM
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Committee Meeting: Education Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Education  Senator John J. Flanagan, Chair  10:00 AM, Tuesday, March 25, 2014  Room 124 CAP

March 25, 10:00 AM - 10:03 AM
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March 17, 2:30 PM - 2:49 PM
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Committee Meeting: Education Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Education  Senator John J. Flanagan, Chair  10:00 AM, Tuesday, March 11, 2014  Room 124 CAP

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March 11, 10:00 AM - 10:07 AM
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Q & A About The New York State School Property Tax Exemption (STAR)

What is STAR?

The New York State School Tax Relief Program (STAR) provides New York homeowners with partial exemptions from school property taxes. If you earn less than $500,000 and own and live in your home, you are probably eligible for the STAR exemption.

There are two types of STAR property tax exemptions:

Basic STAR is available for owner-occupied, primary residences where the owners’ total income is less than $500,000. Basic STAR works by exempting the first $30,000 of the full value of a home from school taxes.

February 25, 2014
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Senator Flanagan Joins With Senator Hannon To Get Insurance Rights For Families Affected By Heroin Epidemic

With the recent death of actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman highlighting the growing impact of heroin and other drugs, Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) announced today that he is joining with Senator Kemp Hannon (6th Senate District) in his effort to provide families affected by addiction with the tools they need to fight this serious disease.  Senators Flanagan and Hannon are sponsoring legislation (S.4623) that would put treatment decisions for those struggling with addiction in the hands of physicians as opposed to insurance companies.

February 18, 2014
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Flanagan and Fitzpatrick Call for Immediate Appointment of Vecchio and Nowick

Today, Senator John J. Flanagan (2nd Senate District) and Assemblyman Michael J. Fitzpatrick (8th Assembly District) announced their full support for Smithtown Supervisor Patrick Vecchio and Councilwoman Lynne C. Nowick, and jointly called on current Town Board members to immediately appoint Vecchio and Nowick to the offices that voters elected them to in November 2013.

February 11, 2014
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New York Daily News: NYS Senate Education Chairman Praises Regents Changes To Common Core

Senate Education Committee Chairman John Flanagan (R-Suffolk) this afternoon was far less critical than Gov. Cuomo when discussing the changes the Board of Regents have proposed for the Common Core curriculum.

Flanagan praised the Regents for addressing many of the issues that parents and the lawmakers have been calling for. He called the changes a major step in the right direction and said it shows the Regents were listening to the widespread complaints.

“Compared to where they were and where they are today is night and day from where they started,” Flanagan said.

February 10, 2014
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Committee Meeting: Education Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Education  Senator John J. Flanagan, Chair  10:00 AM, Thursday, February 27, 2014  Room 124 CAP

February 27, 10:00 AM - 10:06 AM
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Join Senator Flanagan In Ending The Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA)

Recently, the Senate Education Committee approved legislation Senator Flanagan sponsored that would accelerate the restoration of funding lost under the Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA).  The legislation (S.5452) would set a definitive three-year timetable for making full restoration of GEA funding to all school districts to protect taxpayers and schoolchildren.

February 4, 2014
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Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day

Today is National Earned Income Tax Credit Day – an effort by the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance (NYSDTF) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to make sure that all New York taxpayers are aware of all of the tax relief available to them.

January 31, 2014
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Committee Meeting: Education Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Education Senator John J. Flanagan, Chair 10:00 AM, Tuesday, February 4, 2014 Room 124 CAP

February 4, 10:03 AM - 10:12 AM
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January 23, 2014 - Senate Education Committee Meeting

Chairman John Flanagan and the other members of the New York State Senate Education Committee were joined by New York State Education Commissioner John B. King, Jr. for an open discussion on education issues -  January 23, 2014

January 23, 2014
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Statement from Senator Flanagan Regarding Governor Cuomo's Budget Address

It was encouraging to hear Governor Cuomo publicly discuss taking action on issues that were repeatedly raised by concerned parents and teachers at the recent hearings held by the Senate Education Committee throughout New York State.  Specifically, his support of a ban on standardized testing, which is aligned with legislation I sponsored in December, and his support of a full examination of the implementation of new learning standards is a clear sign to our parents and teachers that their voices are being heard.

January 22, 2014
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PSEG Long Island Warns Customers About an Email Payment Scam

PSEG Long Island is alerting customers not to be defrauded by a scam in which fraudulent emails appear to be bills sent from their utility. The emails request personal information from the customer, leading to identity theft.

PSEG Long Island has received reports of customers receiving such emails and urges its customers to be wary of these types of suspicious emails.  The utility would not ask its customers to provide personal information online without first logging into My Account.

January 16, 2014
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Committee Meeting: Education Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Education Senator John J. Flanagan, Chair 10:00 AM, Thursday, January 23, 2014 Room 124 CAP

January 23, 10:00 AM - 11:56 AM
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Senator Flanagan’s Education Reform Package Approved By Senate Education Committee

Education reform legislation sponsored by Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District), Chairman of the New York State Senate Standing Committee on Education, has been reported out of committee.

January 14, 2014
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