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Senator Flanagan Secures Million Dollars For Transportation Projects In Smithtown

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) publicly announced that he has secured $1,000,000 in funding to support construction projects throughout the Town of Smithtown. This funding, which was requested by Town Supervisor Patrick R.

October 4, 2006
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Senator Flanagan To Appear On WLIW’s Q & A Regarding Nixzmary’s Law

Senator John J. Flanagan (2nd Senate District) will appear on WLIW Channel 21’s Q&A program on Monday, February 6 at 7:30 p.m. The show will cover the topic of child abuse in the wake of the death of Nixzmary Brown. The 7-year old was brutally beaten and left for dead, allegedly at the hands of her mother and her stepfather.

October 1, 2006
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Senator Flanagan Welcomes John Mccormick To Emergency Preparedness Seminar

John McCormick, who resides in a home operated by United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) of Suffolk, recently attended Senator John Flanagan’s Emergency Preparedness Seminar at the Eugene Cannataro Senior Citizen Center in Smithtown to learn more about what to do in the event that Long Island is hit by a hurricane or other disaster. Mr. McCormick picked up relevant literature and brochures, which he will share with his roommates and house staff.

September 29, 2006
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Senator Flanagan Announces Nesconset Armory Legislation Signed Into Law

Clearing the way for the Town of Smithtown to transfer the Nesconset Armory property to the Smithtown Library District, Senator John J. Flanagan (2nd Senate District) announced that state legislation authorizing the transfer has been signed into law. Since the Armory site was originally designated by the town as parkland when it purchased the land from the state in the mid-1990s, the legislation sponsored by Senator Flanagan and Assemblyman Michael J. Fitzpatrick (7th Assembly District) was needed to legally authorize an alternative use for this property.

September 25, 2006
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Making Home Ownership Affordable - Help Homeownership And Economic Stabilization For Long Island Program

The purpose of the HELP pilot program isassist Long Island employers with retaining and recruiting qualified employees by providing those employees with the financial assistance needed to purchase and rehabilitate housing on Long Island. It will also encourage development in downtown areas and hamlet centers to improve the economic vitality within the community. Most existing affordable housing programs limit participation to individuals and families with incomes 80%, or less, of the median.

September 22, 2006
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Senator Flanagan Welcomes Ddi Teachers Back To School

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District), who recently announced that he has secured $135,000 in state funding for Developmental Disabilities Institute (DDI), visited the organization's Smithtown campusto wish the teachers, therapists and support staff good luck in the coming year. The funding secured by Senator Flanagan will be used to offset the cost of improvements to the facility in Smithtown. Over the past few years, Senator Flanagan has secured over $300,000 in grants to fund urgently needed construction projects at DDI’s Hollywood Drive campus in Smithtown.

September 21, 2006
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Senator Flanagan Announces Home Ownership Initiative

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) announced that he has worked with the eight other members of the Long Island Senate Delegation to create a new $25 million program to help Long Island's future home owners. Developed and funded jointly by the Long Island Senators, the Homeownership and Economic Stabilization for Long Island Program (HELP) provides down payment assistance and rehabilitation grants to eligible home buyers.The program is designed specifically for Nassau and Suffolk County residents.

September 21, 2006
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Senator Flanagan Heralds New Environmentally Friendly Measures

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) today joined Governor George E. Pataki and Town of Smithtown Supervisor Patrick R. Vecchio to announce two initiatives that will greatly enhance the ability of residents to reduce their reliance on fossil fuels. The first part is the announcement of the state's awarding of a $150,000 contract to assist the expansion of Clean Energy's compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicle fueling station in Hauppauge.

September 20, 2006
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Senator Flanagan's Boating While Intoxicated Law Honored For Impact On Safety

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) recently joined with other state officials recently as the National Safe Boating Council honored New York State for their efforts on behalf of boaters. The Council's Pillar of Support Award was presented to New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Commissioner Bernadette Castro at a press conference at the U.S.

September 20, 2006
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Donate Blood - Save A Life

TheNEW YORK BLOOD CENTERis always looking for people to donate blood. If you are interested in helping them help others,please CLICK HEREto schedule an appointment or to get information about upcoming events inyour community. You may also call 1-800-933-2566.ACCORDING TO THE NEW YORK BLOOD CENTER, YOU MUST:-AT LEAST 17 YEARS OF AGE-WEIGH AT LEAST 110 POUNDS-AND BE IN GENERAL GOOD HEALTH TO DONATE.

September 19, 2006
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Senator Flanagan Honors Memory Of Slain New York State Trooper

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) today joined with his Senate colleagues in sponsoring a legislative resolution honoring the life and achievements of fallen New York State Trooper Joseph Anthony Longobardo. Trooper Longobardo of Middle Grove, Saratoga County was killed in the line of duty during the recent manhunt for an escaped prisoner in southwestern New York."The men and women who work in law enforcement are the very reason that our communities remain safe.

September 15, 2006
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Mental Health Parity Legislation Sponsored By Senator Flanagan Passes Senate

In a landmark vote, the New York State Senate today voted to provide parity in insurance coverage for mental illnesses. The unanimous vote on "Timothy’s Law", which was sponsored by Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District), reflects an agreement with the New York State Assembly."Mental illness can affect anyone at any time and we have a responsibility to ensure that those affected have proper access to care and treatment when it is needed.

September 15, 2006
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Senator Flanagan Calls For Movement On Legislation Supported By Aarp

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) recently called for action on some outstanding pieces of legislation that are supported by the American Association of Retired Persons. The legislation has already passed in the Assembly and Senator Flanagan joins with the AARP in calling for its immediate adoption."The Senate has been a leader in the fight to protect the rights of the seniors of our state and we should be working to provide as much protection to the elderly residents of our state as possible.

September 14, 2006
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Senator Flanagan Secures State Funding For United Cerebral Palsy Of Suffolk

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) recently announced that he has secured funding for United Cerebral Palsy of Suffolk in Hauppauge. This state funding will be utilized by the organization to offset the cost of supporting the Suffolk Seagulls, a group of competitive athletes with disabilities.

September 7, 2006
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Senator Flanagan Thanked For His Support Of Libraries

Senator Flanagan joins with (from left) Laurie Pastore (Commack Public Library), Michael Squillante (Elwood Public Library), Stephanie Heineman (Northport-East Northport Public Library), Senator Flanagan, Robert Lusak (Smithtown Library) and Kevin Verbesey (Suffolk Cooperative Library System) to celebrate the additional funding that was directed to the libraries across New York State.

Senator John J.

September 6, 2006
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Senator Flanagan Successful In Creation Of Medicaid Inspector General

In the continuing fight to protect the rights of New York taxpayers, legislation sponsored by Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) to combat Medicaid fraud has been signed into law. This new law establishes the toughest, most comprehensive plan to combat Medicaid fraud in the United States and creates the new office of Medicaid Inspector General. "Long Island taxpayers overwhelmingly want to be sure that their money is being used correctly and it is the state's responsibility to protect their investment.

August 25, 2006
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Senator Flanagan Announces New Protections From Sex Offenders

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) announced today that Governor George Pataki has signed two new laws to protect victims of crime. The two new laws, which Senator Flanagan sponsored, will provide law enforcement community with new tools to fight crime and to catch those who perpetrate crime in New York State.One law ends the statute of limitations for the crime of rape.

August 23, 2006
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Flanagan And Englebright Successful In Fight To Protect Local Property Taxpayers

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) and Assemblyman Steven Englebright (4th Assembly District) joined together to announce the signing of landmark legislation to protect the rights of local property taxpayers.

August 21, 2006
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Senator Flanagan Joins Smart Growth Organization To Plan Future Of Middle Country

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) recently joined Selden and Centereach residents, business owners, community leaders and civic organizations to announce that he had secured a $50,000 grant for the Middle Country Coalition for Smart Growth and Sustainable Long Island.

August 18, 2006
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