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Senators Flanagan And Marcellino Welcome Second Lieutenant Ciuffo From Northport To Senate

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) was joined by Senator Carl Marcellino (5th Assembly District) as he welcomed Second Lieutenant Phillip Cuiffo of Northport to the New York Senate Chamber.  Second Lieutenant Cuiffo was in Albany as the Senate honored Fort Drum and the United States Army 10th Mountain Division, which is the most deployed combat brigade in the United States Army.

Fort Drum is the largest United States Army post in the Northeastern United States, with 19,987 soldiers and 4,614 civilian workers.  The post is commanded by Major General Mark A. Millay and a dedicated group of officers.

During the visit, the Senate voted to proclaim May 23, 2012 as 10th Mountain Division and Fort Drum Day in the State of New York.

May 25, 2012
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Committee Meeting: Education Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Education Senator John J. Flanagan, Chair 10:00 AM, Thursday, May 31, 2012 Room 124 CAP

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May 31, 10:04 AM - 10:12 AM
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Senator Flanagan Votes For Protection Of New Yorkers With Special Needs

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) joined with his colleagues in the New York State Senate to pass the Protection of People With Special Needs Act, which reforms and strengthens protections for more than one million state residents with special needs.  The legislation (S7400) will enhance the safeguards for children and adults who are particularly vulnerable to abuse and neglect and receive care from New York’s human service agencies and programs.

May 23, 2012
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Long Island State Veterans Home Benefits & Resource Event For Veterans

The LONG ISLAND STATE’S VETERANS HOME - in conjunction with the Suffolk County Veterans Service Agency - is hosting a free BENEFITS & RESOURCES EVENT FOR VETERANS

Saturday, June 2, 2012 from 1 pm to 4 pm

File: 
2012-6-2.LISVH Benefit Fair.pdf

May 23, 2012
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Senator Flanagan Joins With Colleagues To Help Make College More Affordable

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) joined with Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos and the other members of the Senate Majority Conference to announce a plan that will help middle-class families and students afford the rapidly increasing cost of a college education.  The Senate’s 2012 College Affordability Plan would help parents save for higher education for their children and give students and families access to low interest student loans, as well as clear information about the size of the loan debt they are taking on.

May 21, 2012
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Senator Flanagan Acts To Close Child Pornography Loophole

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) voted in support of legislation that would make the viewing of child pornography a felony crime.  The bill would amend current state law to make it felony when a person knowingly accesses child pornography with the intent to view.

May 21, 2012
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Senator Flanagan On "What's UP With School Taxes?"

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) appears on News12's "What's UP With School Taxes?" to discuss school spending and property taxes - May 10, 2012

May 21, 2012
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Public Hearing: The Evolution of Student Assessments: Where we started; where we are; and where we should be going

Senate Standing Committee on Education
Chair: Senator John Flanagan
Public Hearing: The Evolution of Student Assessments: Where we started; where we are; and where we should be going
Place: Van Buren Hearing Room A, Legislative Office Building, 2nd Floor, Albany, New York
Time: 10:30 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.
Contact: Robin Mueller (518) 455-2071
Media Contact: Rob Caroppoli (631) 361-2154
ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

June 11, 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
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Harry Janson, Sr.

Harry Janson, Sr., of Setauket, served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War and is the honoree of Senator John Flanagan. He was nominated by the administration of the Long Island State Veteran’s Home (LISVH) in Stony Brook.

Harry served as a member of the Army from 1967 to 1970 including one year of combat in Vietnam. He is a recipient of the Purple Heart and a member of the Military Order of Purple Hearts.

Since his honorable discharge as a Sergeant E-5, Harry has built a successful career in the supermarket industry and is now president of Janson Supermarkets LLC and the owner of ShopRite stores in Hauppauge and Patchogue.

May 18, 2012
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Committee Meeting: Education Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Education Senator John J. Flanagan, Chair 10:00 AM, Tuesday, May 22, 2012 Room 124 CAP

May 22, 10:06 AM - 10:25 AM
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Marie Goldstein

Marie Goldstein, a resident of Kings Park for over 36 years, has been an active leader in the Kings Park School District, a committed member of the local business community and a dedicated wife and mother.

A realtor for over two decades, Ms. Goldstein is the owner and the president of Vested Business Brokers, which was established in 2001 and is currently operating out of 26 states from Maine to New Mexico. The company is the largest privately held company specializing in the sale of privately held businesses, with over 3,500 listings. She is also the owner and broker of Vested Realty Group.

May 15, 2012
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Committee Meeting: Education Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Education Senator John J. Flanagan, Chair 10:00 AM, Tuesday, May 15, 2012 Room 124 CAP

May 15, 10:02 AM - 11:00 AM
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Congratulations To Commack High School

COMMACK HIGH SCHOOL AWARDED GOLD MEDAL AND NAMED TO US NEWS AND WORLD REPORT'S 2012 BEST 100 HIGH SCHOOLS IN THE NATION

It was announced on May 7, that Commack High School is ranked as one of the Best 100 Schools in the United States by U.S. News & World Report. In addition, Commack received a Gold Medal ranking and is ranked 18th in New York State, and first in Suffolk County!

May 10, 2012
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Father Gann of Kings Park Provides Senate Invocation

At the invitation of Senator John Flanagan (New York State), Father Sean J. Gann, Pastor at St. Joseph's Church in Kings Park, delivers the invocation at beginning of New York State Senate Session on May 8, 2012.

May 9, 2012
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Senator Flanagan Welcomes Commack Student To Albany

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) recently welcomed Commack High School junior Samantha Kunz to Albany as she took part in the twelfth annual Students Inside Albany program.  While in Albany, Ms. Kunz shadowed Senator Flanagan for an afternoon and joined him on the Senate floor during a recent legislative session.  

May 4, 2012
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Albany Times Unions - Testing Can Save Lives Of Women

Bill mandates insurers to cover MRI or other cancer exam for patients with dense breast tissue

Excerpt from Albany Times Union by Casey Seiler - May 1, 2012 

ALBANY — The backers of a bill newly introduced in the state Legislature say it could save the lives of women who don't even know they're in peril.

As many as 50 percent of tumors in women with dense breast tissue go undetected by conventional mammograms, and most women with dense tissue don't even know about this aspect of their bodies — even if their doctors do. Dense tissue tends to appear cloudy on a mammogram, potentially hiding a tumor of small or even larger size.

May 2, 2012
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Senator Flanagan Working To Help Residents Get The Tax Refund They Deserve

After joining with his colleagues and Governor Andrew Cuomo over the last year to deliver tax relief to residents, Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) is working to make getting that tax relief easier and quicker for all New York residents in two ways.

First, to help residents who are expecting a state or federal income tax refund figure out when they can expect their money, Senator Flanagan is making them aware that both the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance (NYSDTF) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) have set up web sites that will enable you to track your income tax refunds via the Internet.  

May 1, 2012
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TRACK YOUR INCOME TAX REFUND

Taxpayers whose state and/or federal income tax returns indicate that they will receive a tax refund this year can find now out when their refund will arrive.  Both the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance (NYSDTF) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) have web sites that enable residents to track the status of their income tax refunds via the Internet. 

May 1, 2012
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Senator Flanagan Discusses Issues On Capital Tonight

Senator John Flanagan (New York State) discusses his efforts to ban synthetic marijuana and bath salts and the New NY Education Reform Commission that he was named to during an appearance with Liz Benjamin on Capital Tonight - April 30, 2012

May 1, 2012
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Senator Flanagan Announces Passage Of Legislation To Make Synthetic Marijuana And Bath Salts Illegal

In an ongoing effort to protect New Yorkers from the danger posed by “legal” drugs, Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) announced that legislation he sponsored to criminalize the sale and possession of synthetic marijuana and “bath salts” has passed the New York State Senate.

Synthetic marijuana or “fake pot” are herbs sprayed with chemicals called “synthetic cannabinoids.” These products -- including Spice, K2, Cloud 9 and Black 9 -- have dangerous side effects, including rapid heart rate, tremors, loss of consciousness and hallucinations. “Bath salts”, or “substituted cathinones,” are chemically related to methamphetamines and ecstasy that also cause harmful physical and psychological reactions.

April 30, 2012
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