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.
On Friday, the New York State Senate Majority followed the lead of the Assembly and put the final touches on the worst budget that our state has ever seen. As the representative for the 2nd Senate District, I voted no to every component of this budget because it is bad for Long Island, bad for those who work and bad for anyone who owns a home.
During the recently concluded New York State budget negotiations, Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) introduced an amendment to the state budget that would reign in runaway school spending, increase transparency within local school districts and protect taxpayers from having to pick up the additional costs for unfunded mandates.
Joining voices with numerous community members who have contacted his office today, New York State Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) expressed his disappointment with the budget agreement reached by the Democratic leaders of New York State. From increased taxes to skyrocketing spending, the deal that Governor David Paterson reached in secrecy with Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Senate Majority Leader Malcolm Smith was criticized by most who live or work on Long Island.
Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) has been joined by his Long Island Senate colleagues in calling on the state to give Long Island its fair share of state funding in the 2008-2009 budget. In a letter to State Education Commissioner Richard P. Mills and Chancellor Robert M. Bennett, the delegation expressed its disappointment with the 2008-09 Regents State Aid proposal, which was released in October, and outlined how this plan would unfairly impact Long Island residents.
Senator John J. Flanagan (2nd Senate District) and Parents for Megan's Law recently hosted a sexual abuse prevention seminar in Kings Park to provide parents with the tools they need to protect children. The free seminar, which was held at the Kings Park High School, included tips for parents that will help them teach their children how to avoid sexual predators.
Senator John J. Flanagan (2nd Senate District) and Parents for Megan's Law recently hosted a sexual abuse prevention seminar in St. James to provide parents with the tools they need to protect children. The seminar, which was held at the St. James Elementary School, included tips for parents that will help them teach their children how to avoid sexual predators.
Senator John J. Flanagan (2nd Senate District) will be the guest on the Cutting Edge on WLNY-TV this Saturday and Sunday. Senator Flanagan joined hosts Matthew T. Crosson, the President of the Long Island Association President, James M. Klurfeld, Editor of Newsday's Editorial Pages, and Patrick Halpin, former Suffolk County Executive, for a half-hour discussion of the issues facing Long Island residents.
Recently, I informed you that, thanks to the work of Commissioner Bernadette Castro, the Nissequogue River State Park had expanded by adding the former Kings Park Psychiatric Center property to protect over 360 acres.
In the past month, I have repeatedly sought assurances from Governor Spitzer's Administration indicating that they will respect the commitment the previous administration made to the people of Kings Park and Long Island - and to date I have not received the commitment I need.