New York State Senate Majority Leader Joseph L. Bruno has announced that Senator John J. Flanagan (R,C-East Northport) will be Chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Elections and Co-Chairman of the Administrative Regulations Review Commission. In addition, Flanagan will serve as a member on six Senate committees: Aging, Higher Education, Insurance, Labor, Transportation and Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs"I am honored that Senate Majority Leader Bruno has appointing me to Chair the Senate Elections Committee.
Senator John J. Flanagan (R,C-East Northport) was sworn in on January 5, 2005 to begin his second-term as State Senator representing the second Senate District of New York. Senator Flanagan’s son, Sean, holds the bible while Chief Judge of the State of New York Judith S. Kayeadministered the oath of office in the Senate Chambers at the New York State Capitol in Albany.
Citing the need to restore public confidence in New York's budget-making process, Senator John J. Flanagan (2nd Senate District) announced that as its first order of business for the 2005 legislative session, the New York State Senate passed two comprehensive budget reform bills that would fix the budget process and put an end to late budgets beginning this year with the enactment of a contingency budget in the event a new budget is not enacted by April 1.
Senator John J. Flanagan (R,C-East Northport) today called for local student entries for the 14th annual "I*MA*GREEN*NATION" Celebration, a statewide competition that encourages student awareness of environmental issues.