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Tips For Safe Holiday Shopping

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

Refunds, Rebate and Rainchecks

November 25, 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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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: Buffalo City Hall, Common Council Chambers, 13th Floor65 Niagara Square, Buffalo, 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 16, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Public Hearing: The Regents Reform Agenda: “Assessing” Our Progress Purpose is to review the impact and effectiveness of recent state education reforms

Senate Standing Committee on EducationChair: Senator John J. FlanaganPublic Hearing: The Regents Reform Agenda: “Assessing” Our Progress Purpose is to review the impact and effectiveness of recent state education reformsPlace: Van Buren Hearing Room A, Legislative Office Building, Albany, New YorkTime: 10:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.Contact: Robin Mueller (518) 455-2071Media Contact: Robert Caropoli (631) 361-2154ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

November 13, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Senator Flanagan Joins Senator Griffo for Education Town Hall Meeting

Senator John Flanagan (New York State), Chairman of the New York State Senate Education Committee, joined Senator Joseph A. Griffo at Westmoreland High School for a Town Hall-style meeting on primary education in New York State.  The event provided local school officials and interested residents with an opportunity to discuss concerns the two legislators - October 1, 2013

October 8, 2013
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Newsday: Part of Route 110 renamed for late Assemb. James Conte

by Ted Phillips

Officials dedicated a section of Route 110 as the Assemblyman James D. Conte Memorial Highway in honor of the late politician at a ceremony Saturday in downtown Huntington.

Conte, who was elected to the Assembly in 1988 as a Republican and served Huntington Station for 24 years, died of cancer a year ago this month at age 53.

"I'm honored and proud, and I'm speechless," said his tearful widow, Debra, after the unveiling of a sign on New York Avenue bearing her late husband's name. "He was a leader. He was strong. He was upfront. He told it like it was."

October 7, 2013
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Senator Flanagan Hails Late Assemblyman Conte’s Organ Donation Law

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) proudly announced that Lauren’s Law (S.7103A of 2012), which the late Assemblyman James Conte led the fight to pass last year to increase enrollment of organ donors in New York State, is now in effect in New York State.  The law will require common sense changes to license applications in New York State to help increase organ donation.

October 4, 2013
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Organ Donor Information

More than 10,000 New Yorkers are on waiting lists as the need for organ donations far exceeds the supply.  One person who donates organs (hearts, lungs, liver, kidneys, pancreas and intestines) can save up to eight lives, while a tissue donor (corneas, bone, skin, heart valves, tendons, veins, etc.) can improve 12 or more lives by restoring eyesight, helping fight infections in burn patients and preventing the loss of mobility and disability.

October 4, 2013
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Important STAR Program Information from Senator Flanagan

Important information if you receive the Basic STAR property tax savings from New York State

All homeowners who are enrolled in the Basic STAR program must re-register with the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance (NYSDTF) by the end of this year in order to continue getting the STAR exemption for 2014 and beyond. This re-registration is part of a new effort to eliminate fraud and protect property taxpayers.

September 30, 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: Syracuse City Hall, Common Council Chambers, 3rd Floor,233 East Washington Street, Syracuse, New YorkTime: 11:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.Contact: Robin Mueller (518) 455-2071Media Contact: Robert Caroppoli (631) 361-2154ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

October 1, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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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: Suffolk Community College, Health, Sports and Education Center,Grant Campus, 1001 Crooked Hill Road, Brentwood, 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

September 17, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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