Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) today introduced legislation to ban the sale of synthetic marijuana products that are being smoked by teenagers as an alternative to marijuana. The fake drug is legally available under a variety of names like K2, Spike 99 and Spice at stores throughout New York State including on Long Island and just blocks away from the State Capitol in Albany.
Senator John J. Flanagan (2nd Senate District) recently hosted members of Boy Scout Troop 125 of Commack as part of their efforts to achieve the Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge. By joining with Senator Flanagan in his office, the scouts were able to satisfy one of the requirements for the badge.During the meeting, Senator Flanagan discussed his role as a state legislator and spoke to the scouts about how they could play a role in the legislative process.
Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) joined with the other members of the Senate Republican Conference to unveil the “Homeowner Protection and Property Tax Rebate Act,” a major new tax cut initiative aimed at protecting the taxpayers of New York State.
The main focus of the plan is the restoration of the property tax rebate plan for every middle-class taxpayer. The rebate would reimburse homeowners based on how much they pay in property taxes and how much they can afford.
Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) is reminding all homeowners about a new law that requires most residences in New York State to have at least one working carbon monoxide (CO) detectors. The new law has been in effect since February 22, 2010 and affects all residences with appliances, devices, or systems that emit carbon monoxide.
This new law is named in honor of Amanda Hansen, a 16-year-old from West Seneca, New York who died from carbon monoxide poisoning while sleeping at a friend’s house. The source of the carbon monoxide was a faulty boiler in the home.
Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) today joined with other members of the New York State Senate Republican delegation to unveil the Domestic Violence Act of 2010, a comprehensive effort to strengthen the State’s porous and ineffective domestic violence laws.
This groundbreaking initiative would, among other enhancements, create a specific crime of domestic abuse in State law and provide law enforcement with greater tools to stamp out domestic violence.
Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) joined with the other members of the Senate Republican Conference to announce legislation to create thousands of new jobs and turn around the state’s economy. The jobs proposal would provide tax credits to businesses that create new jobs, eliminates the state corporate franchise tax for small businesses, and rolls back the personal income tax surcharge that hit small businesses last year.
In an effort to protect the work of the Kings Park community, Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) has demanded the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Commissioner Carol Ash guarantee that the current financial problems facing the state will not be used as an excuse to reverse their obligation to rehabilitate the expanded Nisseguogue River State Park.
As you may know, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation is proposing to drastically alter the operation of eleven state parks on Long Island due to budget cuts proposed by Governor David Paterson.
Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) recently hosted Gail Lizardy King of Dix Hills in Albany to honor her selection as Ms. Senior America 2009. During her visit, Ms. King was given a tour of the Capitol building which included a visit to the historic Red Room where she met Governor David Paterson.
Since the founding of our Nation, the United States has recognized that enemy combatant terrorists need to be tried by military tribunals. It is an insult to every American that the terrorists would be given the same protections as U.S. citizens.
Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) joined with the other members of the Senate Republican Conference to announce a major new jobs initiative designed to improve New York's business climate, reduce taxes, and create thousands of new jobs for workers across the State.
In his continuing effort to make it easier for constituents to get the assistance they need, Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) is bringing his office and staff to East Northport as part of his Mobile Office Hours program. The event will be held at the Northport-East Northport Library's East Northport Branch located at 185 Larkfield Road (