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Senator Flanagan Awards Liberty Medals To Hauppauge Heroes

Senator John J. Flanagan (2nd Senate District) presented New York State Senate Liberty Medals to three community members who rescued a Hauppauge man from a fire last week.  The three men, Hauppauge Fire Department 1st Assistant Chief Raymond Germaine, Firefighter Thomas Kriklava, Jr.

October 13, 2009
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Senator Flanagan Joins Attorney General Cuomo To Announce Pension Reform Proposal

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) joined Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo and other elected officials to announce new, bipartisan legislation that would replace the sole trustee at the New York State Common Retirement Fund with a board of trustees and eliminate pay to play in state public pension funds.

October 9, 2009
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Senator Flanagan Offers Information To Businesses Affected By The MTA Payroll Tax

In an effort to help his constituents comply with the devastating MTA Payroll tax that was passed by the Democratically-controlled Assembly and Senate and signed into law by Governor David Paterson, Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) is alerting the thousands of downstate businesses, hospitals, non-profits, school districts and local governments that will be affected that their first payment is due on November 2nd. 

October 8, 2009
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Senator Flanagan: New Resource for Small Business Men and Women Very Helpful

As New York continues to recover from the current economic downturn, everyone agrees that our economic success depends on the success of our small businesses.  To assist the many men and women across our area who build these job-creating enterprises, I wanted to make sure that everyone was aware of a new resource that will assist them in their efforts.

September 25, 2009
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Senator Flanagan Honors St. James Resident As His 2009 Woman of Distinction

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) recently welcomed Catherine Videtto, who serves as the Nursing Coordinator for Performance Improvement at the St.

September 15, 2009
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Senator Flanagan Works To Protect Roadways By Passing Ignition Interlock Legislation

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) announced that the New York State Senate has unanimously passed legislation he sponsored that will require all convicted drunk drivers to use ignition interlocks.  Senator Flanagan sponsored the legislation, which has now been sent

September 14, 2009
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Senator Flanagan Joins With Stony Brook University To Promote Prostate Cancer Awareness

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) is joining with Stony Brook University Medical Center’s Department of Urology to provide men throughout our community with free prostate screenings to commemorate Prostate Cancer Awareness week, which begins on Monday, September 21st.  The department’s Prostate Care Program, under the direction of Medical Director Howard L.

September 14, 2009
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IN REMEMBERANCE OF 9/11

Eight years ago today, our entire nation suffered a tremendous loss.  Collectively, our country, our state and our community joined together to fight through the heartache and uncertainty that followed that fateful d

September 11, 2009
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4th annual Hydrocephalus WALK

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) will serve as the honorary chairperson of the 4th annual Hydrocephalus WALK to help raise awareness of this disease.  This year’s walk, which organizers hope will raise awareness and funding for this incurable disease, will take place at 10:00 a.m.

September 26, 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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Senator Flanagan's Veteran's Advisory Panel Meeting

Senator Flanagan will be holding a round-table discussion with representatives from a variety of organizations throughout the community.  The meeting will include a comprehensive discussion of the issues facing veterans and is by invitation only. 

If you would like more information on this meeting or would like to submit a comment or idea, please call Robert Caroppoli of Senator Flanagan's office at 631-361-2154 or send him an e-mail at rcaroppo@senate.state.ny.us.

September 17, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Senator Flanagan Thanks Stony Brook Intern

Emily Richey of Stony Brook recently concluded a summer-long internship with Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District).  Ms.

September 3, 2009
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Senator Flanagan Warns Long Islanders About New Motor Vehicle Costs

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) is warning every New Yorker who drives a car, a truck, a motorcycle, an ATV, or a boat about new fees at the New York State Department of Motor Vehicle (NYSDMV) that went into effect on September 1.  These new costs, which were approved by the Democratically-controlled Senate and Assembly earlier this year, will increase motor vehic

September 3, 2009
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Senator Flanagan and Assemblyman Fitzpatrick Join Efforts to Help Kings Park Fire Department Expand

In a move that will enhance safety throughout the Kings Park area, Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) and Assemblyman Michael Fitzpatrick (7th Assembly District) have announced that the state has agreed to transfer a parcel of land on the former Kings Park Psychiatric Center property to the Kings Park Fire District (KPFD).

September 1, 2009
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Senator Flanagan Supports LIPA Efforts To Help Seniors

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) is joining with the Long Island Power Authority to help Long Island reduce their utility costs through a new program the organization is offering.   

September 1, 2009
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Senator Flanagan Honors Commack Resident Debbie Virga As His 2009 Woman of Distinction

               Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) recently honored Debbie Virga, who served as the Chairperson of Community Relations for the Commack School District, as his 2009 Woman of Distinction.  As part

August 25, 2009
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Senator Flanagan Announces New Health Care Laws

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) today announced that Governor David Paterson has signed two new laws that will help make health insurance more accessible for New York residents.  Senator Flanagan supported and voted for both of these measures duri

August 6, 2009
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