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Senator Flanagan Heralds Victory For Kings Park Community

Senator John J. Flanagan (2nd Senate District) praised a recent court ruling affirming the state's right to cancel the sale of the former Kings Park Psychiatric Center (KPPC).

January 25, 2008
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Senator Flanagan Reminds Homeowners To Apply For Star Program

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) is urging all homeowners to sign up for the School Tax Relief (STAR) program prior to the upcoming March 1st deadline. Homeowners who have not yet signed up for the STAR program, which is available to all homeowners, can apply with their town assessor’s office."The STAR program delivers millions in tax relief to Long Island homeowners every year and I hope that everyone takes advantage of this program prior to the deadline.

January 23, 2008
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Senator Flanagan Works To Expand Edgewood Oak Brush Plains State Preserve

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) today joined with Senator Owen Johnson (4th Senate District) and Senator Caesar Trunzo (3rd Senate District) to introduce legislation that will preserve open space while protecting Long Islanders from further traffic problems.

January 15, 2008
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Senator Flanagan Honored As Man Of The Year

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) was recently honored by Leah S. Dunaief, Editor and Publisher, and the Times Beacon Record Newspapers as the Man of the Year in a number of their publications.

In the article written by Lee Lutz, Senator Flanagan was noted as a "tireless advocate for his constituents and the people of New York State."

January 15, 2008
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Senator Flanagan Brings Tax Relief Call Directly To Governor Spitzer

Senator John J. Flanagan (2nd Senate District), in a joint letter with his Long Island Senate Majority Delegation colleagues, brought his fight for Long Island's fair share of education funding and tax relief directly to Governor Eliot Spitzer.

In the letter sent to Governor Spitzer as he prepared his 2008 State of the State address, the Long Island senators call on him to make reducing the tax burden faced by our region a main focus of his speech and his upcoming Executive Budget proposal.

January 8, 2008
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Senator Flanagan Discusses State Aid With School Superintendents

As Governor Eliot Spitzer prepares to unveil his 2008 blueprint for New York State, Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) continued meeting with Long Island's educational community to make sure that the region is collectively prepared to fight for its fair share.

January 7, 2008
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Senator Flanagan Aiming To Provide Increased Relief For Taxpayers

To continue his efforts to provide meaningful tax relief to the residents of Long Island, Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) announced a major initiative that will provide further relief for Long Island's overburdened taxpayers.

January 4, 2008
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Senator Flanagan Criticizes MTA Fare Hikes

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District), the Chairman of the Senate Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Committee, today blasted the leadership of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) following the approval of an increase in MTA fares and tolls.

December 19, 2007
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Senator Flanagan Joins With Schools To Rally For Long Island Students

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) today joined with 34 Long Island school districts in a grassroots campaign to fight for the region's fair share of education funding.

The rally provided all in attendance a chance to voice their disapproval of the New York State Board of Regents' recent proposal and to demand that Long Island schools be sufficiently funded in the upcoming budget negotiations.

December 11, 2007
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Senator Flanagan Urges Governor To Stall Thruway Toll Increases

New York State Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District), the Chairman of the Senate Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Committee, today was joined by two other influential members of the Senate in calling for a halt to the proposed toll increases on the New York State Thruway. In a letter to Governor Eliot Spitzer, Senator Flanagan, Senate Transportation Committee Chairman Thomas W.

December 7, 2007
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Senator Flanagan Announces Release Of Report On Governor Spitzer Licensing Plan

New York State Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District), a member of the New York State Senate Majority Task Force on Immigration, today announced the release of a comprehensive report on Governor Spitzer’s plan to grant driver’s licenses to illegal aliens. The report entitled Fiasco: The Governor’s Plan to Grant Illegal Aliens Driver’s Licenses in New York State is the first legislative report that details the plan, which has since been withdrawn.

December 5, 2007
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Senator Flanagan Tells State To Give Long Islanders Their Fair Share

Following a recent written demand for more state aid for Long Island, Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) today personally called on the Spitzer administration to give Long Island its fair share.

November 30, 2007
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Senator Flanagan Offers Tips To Keep The Holiday Season Safe

Senator John J. Flanagan, Jr. (2nd Senate District) is reminding residents to practice fire safety in the home during the upcoming holidays.

While the holiday season is a time for family and for fun, holiday fires injure 2,600 individuals and cause over $930 million in damage according to the United States Fire Administration (USFA).

November 30, 2007
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Senator Flanagan Honored For His Efforts On Behalf Of Stony Brook Students

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) was honored with the Student Life Award by the Stony Brook University Division of Student Affairs in appreciation for his work on behalf of the students.

November 27, 2007
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Senator Flanagan Offers Safety Tips For Holiday Online Shoppers

Senator John J. Flanagan (2nd Senate District) would like to remind residents to be careful when shopping online during the holiday season.

"With more consumers using the Internet to shop, there is a growing need for awareness of identity theft and fraud. While many online retailers offer extremely safe and convenient shopping, every online shopper must remain vigilant to avoid scams and theft," stated Senator Flanagan. "By following some simple tips and staying alert, residents can decrease their chances of becoming a victim of identity theft."

November 26, 2007
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Senator Flanagan To Discuss The Issues On Cablevision's Meet The Leaders

Senator John J. Flanagan (2nd Senate District) recently joined host Patrick Halpin for a taping of Cablevision's Meet the Leaders program. Senator Flanagan took the opportunity to update Long Islanders about a number of important issues that he is currently working on.The discussion included an update on Senator Flanagan's continuing efforts to stop Governor Eliot Spitzer's attempt to allow those in the country illegally to obtain driver's licenses.

November 5, 2007
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Senator Flanagan Successfully Extends Tax Relief Deadline For Homeowners

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) announced today that the deadline to apply for property tax rebate checks has been extended from November 30th to December 31st.

November 5, 2007
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Senator Flanagan Discusses Issues With Retired Teachers

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) recently addressed the New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) Retiree Council 23 at their Fall Luncheon. The forum, which was recently held at the Watermill Inn in Smithtown, presented Senator Flanagan with the opportunity to speak to the members about the issues facing their communities and to hear what was on the minds of the former educators.As part of the discussion, Senator Flanagan provided the group with a comprehensive review of last spring's state budget negotiations.

November 2, 2007
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Senator Flanagan Celebrates First Home Purchased Through Senate Program

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) joined with his colleagues in the Senate majority, the Long Island Housing Partnership ("LIHP") and BAE Systems to herald the first beneficiary of the Senate's Homeownership and Economic Stabilization for Long Island Program ("HELP").

At a celebration in Huntington Station, BAE Systems employee Cindy Howard welcomed everyone to a house warming at her new home, which she purchased with the help of the downpayment assistance provided through the new program.

November 2, 2007
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Senator Flanagan Announces Enhanced Security At Nissequogue River State Park

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) today joined with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation to remind residents that the buildings on the Nissequogue River State Park are off limits to all members of the general public.To reinforce that message and increase the safety of the area during Halloween, the parks department has issued restrictions on travel within the boundaries of the park and specifically on Kings Park Boulevard:Beginning 4:00 PM on October 31, 2007 increased patrols of the New York State Park Police and New York State

October 31, 2007
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