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$25 Million Secured By Senator Flanagan For Kings Park Psychiatric Center Approved

Senator John J. Flanagan (2nd Senate District) announced that the $25 million in state funding for the environmental cleanup of the Kings Park Psychiatric Center site has been approved by Governor George E. Pataki.

April 13, 2006
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Senator Flanagan And Parents For Megan’s Law To Host Sex Abuse Seminar In Kings Park

In an effort to help parents protect their children from sexual abuse, Senator John J. Flanagan (2nd Senate District) is joining with Parents for Megan’s Law to host a sex abuse seminar in Kings Park. The seminar will be held at the Kings Park High School on Wednesday, November 29 beginning at 7:00 p.m. located at 200 Route 25A in Kings Park.

April 13, 2006
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Senator Flanagan Joins Island Harvest To Deliver Food To Those In Need

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) recently joined with Island Harvest, a group he assisted by securing $75,000 in state funding last year, to deliver food to Long Island residents. Senator Flanagan and Island Harvest volunteers rallied at the Watermill Caterers in Smithtown to distribute nutritious food to area non-profit agencies, all members of Island Harvest's network, for delivery in local communities. "The opportunity to do something truly helpful is one of the greatest benefits of being an elected official.

April 12, 2006
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Senator Flanagan Announces Increased Assistance For Libraries

To celebrate National Library Week, Senator John J. Flanagan (2nd Senate District) today announced that he has successfully worked to secure over $19 million in funding for the libraries of New York State. This money was included in the Senate budget and the Assembly agreed to the funding during budget negotiations.A key component of the funding is the Senate's plan to use 2000 census numbers to allocate library funding. By discontinuing the use of 1990 census information, the change will allow library funding to accurately reflect changes in population.

April 5, 2006
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Senator Flanagan To Host A Town Hall Meeting In Smithtown

Senator John J. Flanagan (2nd Senate District) will be hosting a Town Hall meeting in Smithtown on Thursday, April 27. The meeting will be held at the Eugene Cannataro Senior Center located at 420 Middle Country Road in Smithtown.The open discussion will begin at 7:00 p.m. and will include an extended question and answer period for residents to speak to Senator Flanagan. All residents are invited to attend this free meeting.

April 4, 2006
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Senator Flanagan Honored As Federation Of Organization's Man Of The Year

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) was recently honored as the "Man of the Year" at the Federation of Organization’s 25th Annual Community Mental Health Awards Luncheon.

The annual event, which was held on St. Patrick's Day, recognizes the contributions of public officials and mental health advocates in support of mental health consumers and survivors. Senator Flanagan was recognized for his ongoing support of Federation's programs and services, and for his efforts in passing legislation and securing funding that benefit mental health clients.

April 4, 2006
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Senator Flanagan Secures Millions For State Cleanup Of Kings Park Psychiatric Center

Senator John J. Flanagan (2nd Senate District) announced that he has secured $25 million in state funding for the environmental cleanup of the Kings Park Psychiatric Center site. This money, which is an unprecedented appropriation for environmental cleanup, was included in the legislative budget which passed today.

March 31, 2006
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Senator Flanagan Spurs Assembly To Fund Access For Voters With Disabilities

Senator John J. Flanagan (2nd Senate District), the Chairman of the Senate Elections Committee, today announced that this year's legislative budget will include $5 million in funding for disabled access to polling places. This funding, which Senator Flanagan originally had placed in the Senate's budget, is the result of an agreement between Senator Flanagan and the Assembly leadership.The funding will be dedicated to making necessary improvements to polling places throughout the state.

March 29, 2006
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Senator Flanagan Hosts Sexual Abuse Prevention Seminar With Parents For Megan's Law

In an effort to help parents protect their children, Senator John J. Flanagan (2nd Senate District) recently joined with Parents for Megan’s Law to host a sexual abuse prevention seminar at the Commack High School. The free seminar included tips for parents that will help them teach their children how to avoid sexual predators.The "Apple of My Eye" program was developed by Parents for Megan’s Law and is based on the work of Executive Director Laura Ahearn.

March 29, 2006
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Senator Flanagan Joins With Parents For Megan's Law For Sexual Abuse Prevention Seminar In Stony Brook

To help parents protect their children from sexual abuse, Senator John J. Flanagan (2nd Senate District) is joining with Parents for Megan’s Law to host a sexual abuse prevention seminar in Stony Brook at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 5. This important seminar will be held at the R.C. Murphy Junior High located at 351 Oxhead Road.The "Apple of My Eye" program was developed by Parents for Megan’s Law and is based on the work of Executive Director Laura Ahearn.

March 27, 2006
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Senator Flanagan Sponsors Elimination Of Unfair E-zpass Surcharge

Senator John J. Flanagan (2nd Senate District), a member of the Senate Transportation Committee, today announced that legislation he sponsored to protect drivers from an unfair E-ZPass surcharge has passed the New York State Senate. The legislation, which would prohibit all agencies who administer the E-ZPass program from charging any monthly fee, was sent to the New York State Assembly for further action."The idea that Long Island drivers are being assessed a one dollar charge per month just for having an E-ZPass account is unfair.

March 20, 2006
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Senator Flanagan Sponsors Historic Plan To Fight Medicaid Fraud

To protect New York taxpayers from Medicaid fraud, Senator John J. Flanagan (2nd Senate District) has sponsored the Medicaid Fraud Prevention and Recovery Reform Act of 2006. This multiple point plan, which has passed the New York State Senate, would fight fraud and abuse at every step of the process and could potentially save taxpayers $2 billion annually."Medicaid fraud takes money out of the pockets of working families, puts pressure on the local governments of our state and affects the health care of our state's most vulnerable.

March 20, 2006
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Senator Flanagan Joins With Advocates To Fight Animal Cruelty

To combat incidents of violence against animals, Senator John J. Flanagan (2nd Senate District) today pushed for passage of his legislation that would enhance the penalties faced by animal abusers. Senator Flanagan was joined at the Suffolk County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals officein Smithtown by animal protection agents and local law enforcement officials for the announcement. "Recent events have demonstrated that stronger penalties are necessary to deal with and prevent these types of crimes.

March 17, 2006
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Senator Flanagan Secures Funding For Art League Of Long Island

Senator John J. Flanagan (2nd Senate District) announced recently that he has been able to secure $10,000 in state funding for the Art League of Long Island. The funding will offset the cost of the purchase of an automated external defibrillator (AED) for the organization’s gallery home.The automated external defibrillator (AED) is a computerized medical device that is able to check a person’s heart rhythm.

March 14, 2006
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Senator Flanagan Welcomes Commack Student To His Albany Office

Senator John J. Flanagan (2nd Senate District) recently welcomed Commack resident and Farmingdale State University senior Jordan Henner to his Albany office staff. Mr. Henner will spend the entire spring semester in Senator Flanagan's Albany office working in the Senate Session Assistant Program.As a Management Technology major, Mr. Henner will utilize his time in the State Capital researching issues, working with constituents and tracking the progress of legislation. For his efforts, he will earn 15 credits towards his degree, which he is scheduled to complete in May.

March 13, 2006
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Senator Flanagan Reschedules Dix Hills Town Hall Meeting

Senator John J. Flanagan (2nd Senate District) is inviting all residents to join him at a town hall meeting in Dix Hills on Tuesday, April 18th. Originally scheduled for March 2nd, this meeting was postponed due to a snow storm that forced the closing of the Half Hollow Hills Community Library. The open forum will be held at 7:00 p.m. in the Dix Hills Branch of the Half Hollow Hills Community Library located at 55 Vanderbilt Parkway in Dix Hills.

March 10, 2006
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Senator Flanagan And Parents For Megan's Law To Host Sex Abuse Seminar

In an effort to help parents protect their children from sexual abuse, Senator John J. Flanagan (2nd Senate District) is joining with Parents for Megan’s Law to host a sex abuse seminar in Commack. The seminar will be held at the Commack High School on March 23 beginning at 7:00 p.m. located at One Scholar Lane.The "Apple of my Eye" program was developed by Parents for Megan’s Law and is based on the work of Executive Director Laura Ahearn.

March 10, 2006
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Senator Flanagan Seeks Additional Probe Of Port Security Deal

Senator John J. Flanagan (2nd Senate District) was joined by the entire majority in the New York State Senate in calling for greater investigation into the Dubai Ports World take over of the region’s ports. Senator Flanagan voted to call on the New York Congressional Delegation to urge President George W. Bush to order a thorough investigation of the deal to protect the residents of New York.

March 7, 2006
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Senator Flanagan Announces Environmental Use Of Hov Lane

Senator John J. Flanagan (2nd District) today announced a new state program that will make the Long Island Expressway more convenient and more environmentally friendly.

March 3, 2006
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Senator Flanagan Postpones Dix Hills Town Hall Meeting Due To Weather

Due to the snow storm and the subsequent closing of the Half Hollow Hills Community Library, tonight’s town hall meeting with Senator John J. Flanagan (2nd Senate District) has been postponed. The meeting, which was scheduled for 7:00 p.m. at the Dix Hills branch of the Half Hollow Hills Community Library, will be rescheduled shortly and the new date will be posted on this website."While this meeting is very important to me, your safety, the safety of the Library staff and that of the men and women charged with clearing our roadways is even more important.

March 2, 2006
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