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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Aliens Driver’s Licenses in New York State is the first legislative report that details the plan, which has since been withdrawn.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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Senator Flanagan Appears On CNN’s Lou Dobbs Tonight To Discuss Spitzer’s Licensing Policy

Senator John J. Flanagan appeared onLou Dobbs Tonight (CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE SEGMENT - please allow time to load on your computer) on CNN to discuss Governor Eliot Spitzer's plan to allow those in the country illegally to obtain driver's licenses. Senator Flanagan joined with host Lou Dobbs to discuss how the policy was shortsighted and dangerous to our nation's security.

October 29, 2007
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Senator Flanagan Secures Funding For Hauppauge Fire Department's Technical Rescue Trailer

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) recently visited the Hauppauge Fire Department to view their new Technical Rescue Trailer. The cost of the trailer and its specialized equipment was offset by a state grant secured by Senator Flanagan.The new equipment is primarily designed for situations such as confined space, trench collapse, building collapse, or high angle rope rescues.

October 29, 2007
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Statement From Senator Flanagan Regarding Dmv Technology Problems

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) today resumed his call for Governor Eliot Spitzer to withdraw his proposal to allow those in the country illegally to obtain driver's licenses following a story in the Albany Times Union that highlights serious problems with the technology that will be used to administer this plan.Today's story cited state government sources who claimed that the scanning machines the Department of Motor Vehi

October 24, 2007
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Senator Flanagan Sponsors Legislation To Strengthen Dmv Policy And Enhance Security

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) today announced passage of legislation that he sponsored to stop Governor Eliot Spitzer's policy change allowing those in the country illegally to obtain driver's licenses.

October 23, 2007
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Senator Flanagan Calls For Extending Deadline For Property Tax Rebate

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) and Senator Carl Marcellino (5th Senate District) today joined to sponsor legislation that would extend the date to apply for property tax rebate checks from November 30th to December 31st, 2007.

October 22, 2007
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Senator Flanagan Supports Growth Of Recreational Opportunities In Centereach

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) joined with Brookhaven Town Supervisor Brian X. Foley, Councilwoman Kathy Walsh and the Brookhaven Parks Department to announce a partnership with local youth groups to expand the recreational facilities in the Selden-Centereach community. The projects will be aided through $325,000 in state funding that Senator Flanagan secured.The first project will add a new ball field to Levitt Field and the cost of this project will be offset with $75,000 of the funding.

October 17, 2007
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Senator Flanagan Participates In Hearing To Examine Dmv Policy Change

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District), who has been a leader in the fight to overturn Governor Spitzer's driver's license policy, today sought further answers for this major shift in policy at a joint Senate hearing in Albany.

October 15, 2007
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Senator Flanagan Speaks About Future Of Nissequogue River State Park On The Cutting Edge

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) will appear on the Cutting Edge on WLNY TV55 to discuss the future of the Nissequogue River State Park. On the show airing this Saturday and Sunday, Senator Flanagan joined Newsday's James Klurfeld, former Suffolk County Executive John Klein and the President of the Long Island Association (LIA) Matthew Crosson to continue his call for the new administration to respect the Kings Park community and to preserve this park.The Cutting Edge airs on WLNY TV55 on Saturday at 5:00 p.m.

October 12, 2007
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