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Senator John Flanagan Presents Education Reform Proposals

Senator John Flanagan (New York State), Chairman of the New York State Senate Standing Committee on Education, presents a report of findings and recommendations related to the Education Committee's recent series of statewide public hearings entitled The Regents Reform Agenda: "Assessing" Our Progress - December 12, 2013.

December 16, 2013
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News12 Segment on Senator Flanagan's Education Proposal

News12 Coverage of the Education Reform Proposal presented by Senator John Flanagan (New York State), Chairman of the New York State Senate Standing Committee on Education.  Senator Flanagan issued a report of findings and recommendations related to the Education Committee's recent series of statewide public hearings entitled: The Regents Reform Agenda: "Assessing" Our Progress - December 12, 2013

December 13, 2013
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NYS Education Chairman Flanagan Calls For Immediate SED Action on Common Core and Unveils a Package of Legislative Actions

Today, Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District), Chairman of the New York State Senate Standing Committee on Education, issued a report of findings and recommendations related to the Education Committee's recent series of statewide public hearings entitled: The Regents Reform Agenda: "Assessing" Our Progress.

December 12, 2013
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STAR Re-Registration Assistance Event

According to state officials, more than 175,000 homeowners on Long Island have yet to re-register for their Basic STAR tax exemption, with the deadline of December 31st approaching.  To assist those who need additional help, state employees will be at the Perry Duryea State Office Building, located at 250 Veterans Highway in Hauppauge, from 9 am to 5 pm today through Friday to help homeowners re-register for Ba

December 2, 2013
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Patch: Cuomo Brings Meals, Aid to LI Cares

By Pam Robinson (Editor) - November 27, 2013

Gov. Cuomo delivered Thanksgiving meals and an infusion of funds to Long Island Cares, one of a series of stops Wednesday at food banks around the state.

December 2, 2013
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Helpful Holiday Safety And Shopping Tips

     To help make this holiday season as safe and enjoyable as possible, I put together this holiday safety section to help you protect your family, your home and your identity during this busy season.

     This information is designed to help you have the most enjoyable holiday season. From tips to protect you when you shop to links with information regarding toy safety and recalls, this section is designed to put all the information you need for a happy, healthy and safe holiday season in one convenient location.

     Please feel free to contact my office at 631-361-2154 or e-mail me at flanagan@nysenate.gov if you have any questions or comments about this site or any issue of importance to your family.

November 26, 2013
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City and State Common Core Roundtable

November 18, 2013 - Issue Spotlight / COMMON CORE

JOHN FLANAGAN

Chair; New York State Senate Education Committee

Q: The implementation of Common Core standards has proven controversial. Why?

November 26, 2013
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Tips To Protect Yourself From Identity Theft During The Holiday Shopping Season

It’s not just pick-pockets who steal your credit cards and money anymore. Advances in computer technology have made it possible for ID thieves to ruin your credit and tarnish your good name. Below are tips to protect you and your family this holiday season.

November 26, 2013
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Tips For Safe Holiday Shopping

Information on Gift Cards from New York State Comptroller's Office

 

The New York State Division of Consumer Protection (NYSDCP) is warning consumers to use caution as they look for bargains in stores and online when they are doing their holiday shopping this year. 

The following links will access information from the NYSCSP:

NYSCSP Guide To Holiday Shopping

November 25, 2013
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Winter Storm Safety Tips

Every year, my office hosts a number of Emergency Preparedness meetings throughout our area to help residents prepare for and recover from natural disasters.  The information provided to those who attended these events has been extremely beneficial during severe weather such as hurricanes and tropical storms.

November 24, 2013
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Senator Flanagan Discusses Education On Capital Tonight

Senate Education Chairman John Flanagan (New York State) joined with Capital Tonight's Liz Benjamin to discuss state education policies -- November 13, 2013

November 15, 2013
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Long Island State Veterans Home Receives $12.5 Million In Funding From VA Construction Grant Program

The Long Island State Veterans Home is the recent recipient of a $12.5 million VA Construction Grant Award as announced by VA Secretary Erik K. Shinseki.

November 8, 2013
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Senator Flanagan Announces New Counsel To Education Committee

New York State Senator John J. Flanagan is pleased to announce the appointment of Carl Mills III as his new Counsel to the Senate Education Committee.  Mr. Mills is a well seasoned graduate of Albany Law School and has worked as a member of Senator Flanagan’s staff for the past two years; first as a fellow in the New York State Graduate Fellowship program, and more recently as Special Counsel to the Senator.

November 1, 2013
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Ed in the City: Flanagan Hearings: An Opportunity to Vent, To Educate, Maybe, To Legislate

October 31, 2013

John Flanagan is an interesting politician with a bright future, A State Senator who represents the affluent North Shore of Long Island; in a period were the word “Republican” brings up images of the “Tea Party” and attacks on the President, the Affordable Care Act, immigration and just about every federal and state entitlement program Flanagan has steered clear of the ideology-driven rhetoric. He has wide support across the spectrum.

The New York State Senate has a unique leadership – Republican Dean Skelos is the titular party leader, he shares the leadership with Jeff Klein, a Democrat, who leads the break-away Independent Democratic Caucus. Bills require a Skelos-Klein nod to get to the floor.

October 31, 2013
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Halloween Safety Tips for your Family from Senator Flanagan

For many families in our community, Halloween is a day for children to enjoy time with their friends and to go trick-or-treating. But that fun needs to be balanced with some safety measures to ensure that our little ghosts and goblins are able to safely enjoy the day.

To help you keep the children in your life safe this Halloween, I wanted to share some common-sense tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

October 30, 2013
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Senator Flanagan And Senator Felder Partner Host Education Hearing In New York City

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District), Chairman of the New York State Senate Standing Committee on Education, today joined with his colleague Senator Simcha Felder (17th Senate District), the Chair of the New York City Education Subcommittee, to convene an education hearing in New York City to review the impact and effectiveness of recent state education reforms.  The “Regents Reform Agenda: ‘Assessing’ Our Progress” is the fourth of five Senate Education Committee hearings being held throughout the state.

October 29, 2013
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Public Hearing: The Regents Reform Agenda: “Assessing” Our Progress

Senate Standing Committee on EducationChair: Senator John J. FlanaganPublic Hearing: The Regents Reform Agenda: “Assessing” Our ProgressPlace: Senate Hearing Room, 250 Broadway, 19th Floor, New York, New YorkTime: 10:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.Contact: Robin Mueller (518) 455-2071Media Contact: Robert Caroppoli (631) 361-2154ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

October 29, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Senator Flanagan Helps Open New Press Box At Kings Park High School

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) recently joined with members of the Kings Park School District community to cut the ribbon on the new press box at the Kings Park High School football field.  The new facility was funded through a state grant of $85,000 that Senator Flanagan helped secure.

The new press box will replace an older one which was accessible only by ladder and had been deemed unsafe for both students and faculty.  To ensure safety and comfort, the new facility features a glass-enclosed broadcast booth that overlooks the playing field and a rooftop platform that enables safe filming of on-field activities.

October 28, 2013
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