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Senator Flanagan Supports Legislation To Protect Individuals With Developmental Disabilities

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) today voted to pass legislation (S4777D), which he sponsored in the Senate, that would protect providers of services for the developmentally disabled from state funding cuts.  The legislation would appropriate up to $90 million to the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) to protect providers from funding reductions if recommended savings measures fall short of projections.

June 18, 2013
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Senator Flanagan Supports Comprehensive Superstorm Sandy Package

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) was joined by his colleagues in the New York State Senate in passing a comprehensive legislative package that provides relief to people and communities impacted by Hurricane Sandy, aids rebuilding efforts, and increases disaster preparedness.  The legislation will be integral to providing needed financial assistance to homeowners, businesses, local governments, school districts, and others still recovering from the storm, and give those responsible for disaster response the tools they need to be more effective and efficient.

June 18, 2013
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News from NYSDOT Regarding Dangerous Roadways

The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) is advising motorists to slow down, drive cautiously and avoid flood-prone roadways today as weather forecasts call for heavy rain, flash floods, and highway and coastal flooding which could create hazardous driving conditions.  Presently, rain with heavy downpours is expected through this afternoon into this evening with areas of fog, with a total of 1.5 to 2.5 inches of rain likely through late Friday night.

June 13, 2013
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News 12: Sachem kindergarten program saved from cuts; district must approve new budget

News 12 reports on how funding secured by Senators Flanagan, Boyle and Zeldin has helped to save full-day kindergarten in the Sachem School Disrict

June 12, 2013
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Senator Flanagan Announces Passage Of Legislation To Make Synthetic Marijuana And Bath Salts Illegal

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) announced that the New York State Senate today passed legislation to address the threat posed to the public by “legal” but dangerous drugs.  The bill (S1686) criminalizes the sale and possession of synthetic marijuana and “bath salts.”

June 11, 2013
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Senator Flanagan Works To Protect Pet Owners

The New York State Senate today passed legislation sponsored by Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) that  would allow consumers more protections when purchasing a pet.  The bill (S.3723B) would provide consumers with more information about the origins of their pet, and more protections should their pet become ill, under what is known as the “pet lemon law”.

June 11, 2013
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Spraying Notification from Suffolk County Department of Health Services

SUFFOLK COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

The Suffolk County Department of Public Works’ Division of Vector Control plans to treat parts of the following salt marshes by helicopter to control mosquito larvae.  Should weather conditions prevent completion of the work, treatment will be continued on the next suitable day.

Time and date of the application: June 11, 2013, 5:00 AM- 8:00 PM

June 10, 2013
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June 6, 2013
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Air Conditioning and Energy Saving Tips

Don't Let Your Hard Work And Cool Air Go Out The Window

June 4, 2013
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Water Safety Information Page

General Water Safety Tips from the American Red Cross
•         Learn to swim. The best thing anyone can do to stay safe in and around the water is to learn to swim. Always swim with a buddy; never swim alone.

June 4, 2013
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Hiking and Camping Safety from the American Red Cross

Hiking and camping provide exercise and interest for people of any age. Just getting out and walking around is a wonderful way to see nature. Since unexpected things happen, however, the best way to help guarantee a good time for all is to plan ahead carefully and follow commonsense safety precautions.

If you have any medical conditions, discuss your plans with your health care provider and get approval before departing.

June 4, 2013
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Important Notice - New Texting-While-Driving Penalties In Effect June 1

GOVERNOR ISSUES IMMEDIATE CHANGE TO TEXTING-WHILE-DRIVING POLICY - Those convicted of texting-while-driving will receive five points on their license instead of the current three.

 

Press Release from Governor Andrew Cuomo's Office:

May 31, 2013
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Committee Meeting: Education Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Education Senator John J. Flanagan, Chair 10:00 AM, Tuesday, June 4, 2013 Room 124 CAP

June 4, 10:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Statement from Senator John Flanagan on Passing of Senator Caesar Trunzo

Senator Trunzo was an exemplary statesman who will be sorely missed.  I was fortunate to have him as a mentor, a colleague and a friend.  He epitomized in every sense of the word what it meant to be a gentleman.  His soft spoken demeanor belied his passionate advocacy for his constituents.

May 29, 2013
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Senator Flanagan Fights To Protect Police Animals

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) announced that the New York State Senate and Assembly have passed legislation that would increase penalties for killing a police dog or police horse in the line of duty.  The legislation, which Senator Flanagan sponsored, is a clear recognition of the importance of the lives of police animals and the vital role they play in crime solving as well as rescue and recover

May 23, 2013
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Committee Meeting: Education Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Education Senator John J. Flanagan, Chair 10:00 AM, Thursday, May 30, 2013 Room 124 CAP

May 30, 10:00 AM - 10:10 AM
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