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.
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.
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.
Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) announced that his office has secured $10,000 in state funding as part of the 2014-15 State budget for the Northport-East Northport Library. The funding will help offset the cost of installing new carpeting in the children’s room of the East Northport branch of the library.
Measure Pushed by Senate Democrats Would Become Law if Conference is Handed Keys to the Chamber
Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) today voiced his strong opposition to a plan sponsored by the Senate Democrats that would provide illegal immigrants with the right to vote, to run for office and to obtain a driver’s license. The plan, which is known as “New York Is Home”, would also provide them with access to college aid and make them immediately eligible for taxpayer-funded welfare benefits, driving up property and state taxes.
I am pleased to see that the sitting town board members acknowledge that Supervisor Vecchio and Councilwoman Nowick were duly elected by the voters this past November and have rightly reinstated them to their elected offices.
They deserve to serve their full terms of office as intended and expected by the voters, and I will work with Assemblyman Fitzpatrick to advance state legislation in the hopes of achieving that goal. I am confident that the board members who have reappointed Supervisor Vecchio and Councilwoman Nowick will do everything in their power to assist us in enacting this state legislation.
According to a report in Newsday, there has been a ring of thieves who have been placing skimming devices on ATM machines on Long Island. Please be sure to carefully read your bank statements to find any discepancies and report any issues to your bank immediately
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Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) recently had the honor of welcoming young Maddie Canonico of Kings Park to his Smithtown office to present her with the Presidential Volunteer Service Award. Maddie received the honor in recognition of her over 80 hours of volunteer service at the Sweetbriar Nature Center where she helped care for birds, bunnies, chinchillas and other animals.
Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) and his colleagues in the New York State Senate today passed crucial legislation in the fight against sexual violence on college campuses. The bill (S5965) is sponsored by Senator Kenneth LaValle (1st Senate District), Chairman of the Senate Higher Education Committee, and takes a comprehensive approach to help make every c
Our schools are supposed to be places where our children can learn and grow – not places where standardized tests dominate everyone’s time, attention and resources. As many parents and teachers know, the over-testing of children in our schools has become a major problem in our community and across the State. But what many people don’t know, is that the Federal government is to blame for 17 of the 19 standardized tests that children in New York currently face. That’s right… 17 of the 19 tests our children face are mandated by Federal government officials in Washington D.C.