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Senator Flanagan Unveils “Homeowner Protection and Property Tax Rebate Act”

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. 

March 12, 2010
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Senator Flanagan Reminding Homeowners About New Carbon Monoxide Law

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.

March 10, 2010
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Senator Flanagan And Republican Senators Unveil Domestic Violence Act of 2010

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.

March 4, 2010
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Suffolk County Police Department Sponsors Operation Medicine Cabinet

FROM THE SUFFOLK COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT'S COMMUNITY OUTREACH BUREAU

The Suffolk County Police Department will be conducting a drug disposal event on March 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Operation Medicine Cabinet will provide an opportunity for people to dispose of expired or unused prescription drugs in an environmentally-safe manner.

Help keep seniors, kids, and other family members safe from ingesting unwanted medications.

March 13, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Suffolk County Police Department Sponsors Operation Medicine Cabinet

FROM THE SUFFOLK COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT'S COMMUNITY OUTREACH BUREAU

The Suffolk County Police Department will be conducting a drug disposal event on March 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Operation Medicine Cabinet will provide an opportunity for people to dispose of expired or unused prescription drugs in an environmentally-safe manner.

Help keep seniors, kids, and other family members safe from ingesting unwanted medications.

March 3, 2010
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Senator Flanagan Introduces Job Creation Proposal

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.

March 2, 2010
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Senator Flanagan Calls On New York State To Keep Its Commitment To The Future Of Nissequogue River State Park

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.

March 1, 2010
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Join the Fight to Save Our Parks

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.

February 24, 2010
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Senator Flanagan Hosts Ms. Senior America

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.

February 18, 2010
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Move the Terror Trials Out of New York

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.

February 17, 2010
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Senator Flanagan Proposes Major Jobs Initiative To Get New York State Back To Work

 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.

February 16, 2010
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Senator Flanagan Bringing His Office To East Northport

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 (

January 28, 2010
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Senator Flanagan and Town Officials Join With Local Retailer To Unveil Alternative Fuel Access

To make it more convenient for those who make the environmentally-friendly decision to purchase alternative-fuel vehicles, Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) and Smithtown Council Members Thomas McCarthy and Kevin Malloy recently joined with St.

January 27, 2010
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Stretch of Smithtown road to get safer for pedestrians - Newsday - January 26, 2010

by DENISE M. BONILLA AND ALFONSO A. CASTILLO.

A stretch of road in Smithtown considered dangerous to pedestrians will undergo safety improvements agreed to by state transportation officials, the town announced Tuesday.

January 27, 2010
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SENATOR FLANAGAN JOINS WITH NYSDOT TO ANNOUNCE CHANGES TO ROUTE 25

Following requests from a number of elected officials, led by Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District), Assemblyman Michael Fitzpatrick (7th Assembly District) and Town of Smithtown Supervisor Patrick Vecchio, the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) today proposed a number of changes to Route 25 in downtown Smithtown to improve safety conditions on that stretch of roadway.

January 27, 2010
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Senator Flanagan Appears on TV 10/55 Focus With Richard Rose

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) recently appeared as a guest on “TV 10/55 Focus,” a weekly half-hour news program that examines the issues important to Long Island residents. 

January 15, 2010
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In Memory of John Andrew Thorburn

At a time when our nation is rightfully taking every opportunity to show those who have served our nation the appreciation they deserve, I wanted to take a moment to remember the life of Mr. John Andrew Thorburn of Stony Brook who served our nation during the Vietnam War and recently passed away.

January 14, 2010
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