With the end of the school year rapidly approaching, Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) is inviting all students in his district to participate in his Summer Reading Passport program. Senator Flanagan is sponsoring this free program to encourage students throughout our community to continue reading over the next summer vacation.
As a result of tax increases that were approved by Democrats in the Senate and Assembly as part of the 2009-10 state budget, New Yorkers will now be paying more for bottled water, purchases made over the Internet and auto insurance as of June 1st. The state will also impose tax hikes on companies that transport employees in and out of New York.
Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) took his efforts on behalf of Long Island residents directly to Governor David Paterson and the leaders of the Assembly and the Senate when he took part in a recent Leader’s Meeting regarding property tax relief.
Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) recently visited the R.J.O. Intermediate School in Kings Park to speak with Ms. Katie Trachtenberg’s 4th grade class. Senator Flanagan met with the class to discuss his role in the New York State legislative process.
Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) announced the addition of Matthew Curran, a junior at Hauppauge High School, to his office in Smithtown. Matt is currently volunteering his time in Senator Flanagan’s office to gain experience in government.
Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District), along with his colleagues in the Senate Republican Conference, has launched a statewide, grass-roots petition drive to restore the STAR property tax relief rebate check program. The program, which was very beneficial to Long Island families, was cut during the Democratically-controlled budget negotiations.
The petition drive will attempt to pressure Democratic lawmakers to restore the rebate checks that they eliminated as part of the recently-enacted State budget.
Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) today joined with his colleague John A. DeFrancisco (50th Senate District) and Senate Republican Leader Dean Skelos (9th Senate District) to propose a comprehensive reform plan that will maximize job creation and ensure greater openness, transparency and accountability with regard to the billions of dollars in federal stimulus funding New York will receive over the next two years.
Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) would like to invite all students who reside in the 2nd Senate District and who are in the eighth grade and above to take part in his 2nd Annual Community Photography contest. This contest will focus on photographs of community-based events and will allow students to showcase their hometown or school.
Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) today criticized Governor David Paterson for announcing an outreach program for consumers who can’t pay their energy bills, just days after pushing through a massive utility tax hike that will make it even tougher for people to pay them.