Senator Flanagan Calls On Governor Cuomo To Remove Utility Tax Surcharge Extension From Proposed Budget

 Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) joined his colleagues in the Senate Republican Conference and leaders of statewide business organizations to urge Governor Andrew Cuomo to remove the proposed extension of the utility tax surcharge from his Executive Budget.  The surcharge, which has increased utility bills for every ratepayer in the state, is scheduled to expire on March 31, 2014.  The Governor’s proposed five-year extension would cost businesses and consumers a total of almost $3 billion.

February 11, 2013

Committee Meeting: Education Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Education Senator John J. Flanagan, Chair 10:00 AM, Tuesday, February 12, 2013 Room 124 CAP

February 12, 10:00 AM - 10:07 AM

Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine and the American Dental Association (ADA) sponsoring "Give Kids A Smile Day"

Friday, February 1 from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm at School of Dental Medicine, Rockland Hall in the J. Howard Oaks Learning Center - please click here for a map to the location

Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine, Dental Care Center offers:

February 1, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Senator Flanagan and Assemblywoman Jaffee Announce Breast Density Information Law

Senator John Flanagan and Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee are joined by breast cancer survivor JoAnn Pushkin to announce new law to help fight breast cancer - January 23, 2013

January 23, 2013

Senator Flanagan and Assemblywoman Jaffee Announce Life-Saving “Breast Density Information” Law In Effect

Senator John J. Flanagan (2nd Senate District) and Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee (97th Assembly District) announced that the life-saving “Breast Density Information” law, they jointly sponsored to help in the fight against breast cancer, is now in effect in New York State.

The new law (Chapter 265), which unanimously passed both the Assembly and the Senate, is the most comprehensive breast density law in the country.  It is designed to improve the early detection of breast cancer by informing women of their breast density and encouraging them to discuss with their physicians the potential benefits of additional screening tests.

January 23, 2013

Senator Flanagan Joins Senate Colleagues In Recognizing Colonel Francis S. Gabreski Cadet Squadron

Senator John Flanagan (New York Senate) and his colleagues in the New York State Senate welcome the Colonel Francis S. Gabreski Cadet Squadron from the Long Island group of Civil Air Patrol Color Guard to Albany -- January 14, 2013

January 18, 2013

How Can Senator Flanagan Help YOU

Senator John Flanagan believes that one of the most important parts of his job as your Senator is helping district residents who need assistance with state problems or concerns. 

Government procedures can be confusing and, in the age of automated answering systems, often frustrating.  Caseworkers in Senator Flanagan's office are trained to assist constituents by cutting through a myriad of departments and phone numbers.  They can direct people to the appropriate office, provide them with necessary instructions, phone numbers or materials, and/or find out the status of an application.

constituent case form.for web site.pdf

January 11, 2013

Best Wishes for 2013 from Senator John Flanagan

Dear Friend:

     As we begin the New Year, I wanted to take a moment to wish you and your family all the best in 2013.

     Looking back on 2012, it is clear that our state has overcome many challenges - especially those caused by Hurricane Sandy.  By working together, we have once again demonstrated that New Yorkers are resilient and more than willing to help our neighbors in need.

January 3, 2013

Senator Flanagan Announces FEMA Assistance Registration Deadline Extended

            Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) is informing all Long Islanders who suffered damage in Hurricane Sandy that

December 11, 2012

Senator Flanagan Offers Holiday Shopping Tips

            As our region enjoys the holiday season, Senator John J.

December 5, 2012

Senator Flanagan Announces Small Business Emergency Loan Fund

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) is informing the community that the New York Bankers Association (NYBA) and the New York Business Development Corporation (NYBDC) have agreed to establish a $10 million small business emergency loan fund to provide immediate financial assistance for businesses impacted by Storm Sandy.

November 14, 2012

Long Island Senate Delegation Calls On President Obama To Initiate More Agressive Federal Response To Sandy

Senate Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos and the members of the Long Island State Senate delegation today called on President Obama to initiate a swift and aggressive federal disaster response to assist those who have been severely impacted by Hurricane Sandy, saying Long Island residents are facing a “Katrina-style” disaster, a potential outbreak of crime and additional deaths.

November 13, 2012

Recovery Information from Senator Flanagan

With Hurricane Sandy having wrought devastation on our area, this section is designed to assist you in the recovery from this massive storm.  The info

November 1, 2012

Senator Flanagan Honored For Efforts In Fight Against Breast Cancer

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) was recently presented with the "Champion of Exposing the Secret" Award for his efforts in the fight against breast cancer.  The award was presented to him at Adelphi University during an event to celebrate breast cancer survivors sponsored by the Adelphi New York Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program.  Senator Flanagan was honored for passing a new law (S.6769-B) which requires a mammography report to inform patients when they have dense breast tissue and to recommend that such patient have a discussion with their physician about pursuing further screening options.

October 24, 2012

Senator Flanagan Joins With Department Of Financial Services To Provide Foreclosure Assistance


Date: October 26th 2012 (10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.)

Middle Country Public Library (Selden Branch) located at 575 Middle Country Road in Selden

October 24, 2012

Statement From Senator Flanagan Regarding Passing of Assemblyman Conte

This week, Huntington lost a true leader and New York State lost a very valued public servant. For me personally, I lost a great colleague and more importantly, a dear friend. Jim Conte passed away after a long battle with cancer. Throughout that period he endured many physical challenges, but he never wavered on things that were important to him, especially his family.

October 18, 2012


Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation will build and renovate playground areas at ten state Parks across Long Island. The park improvements are funded with $1.35 million from the Governor’s New York Works initiative.

“It is important that children have a safe and engaging place to play, and these NY Works projects will give them just that in State Parks across New York,” said Governor Cuomo. “The numbers tell the story of more and more people visiting the parks, and I encourage everyone to visit these new and improved areas inside the state parks as well as the beauty that New York has to offer.”

October 18, 2012

Senator Flanagan Delivers First Pitch For Long Island Ducks

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) recently participated in a time-honored tradition when he threw out the first pitch prior to game three of the Liberty Division Championship Series between the Long Island Ducks and the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs at Bethpage Ballpark in Central Islip.  Senator Flanagan delivered the pitch to former New York Met player Bud Harrelson, owner of the Ducks and the current bench coach.

The Ducks, who won the Liberty Division Championship series against the Blue Crabs, will now face the Lancaster Barnstormers in a best-of-five series for the Atlantic League Championship. 

October 5, 2012

Senator Flanagan’s Drug Drop Off Event Gets Over 175 Pounds Of Household Drugs Out Of Community

To help community members get unwanted drugs out of their households, Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) recently hosted a Drug Drop Off event at the Selden Fire Department.  The event, which was held with the cooperation of the Suffolk County Police Department and the Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, enabled community members to drop off unwanted drugs anonymously and helped collect over 175 pounds of drugs.

October 3, 2012