Long Island Veterans Home Receives $2.2 Million From Va Grant Program

STONY BROOK, N.Y., November 15, 2005 — State Senators John Flanagan (East Northport) and Michael Balboni (East Williston) today joined residents of the Long Island State Veterans Home at Stony Brook University to formally announce a joint effort between the Senators, the Long Island Congressional Delegation and the Veterans Administration in securing $2.2 million in funding for construction and technology upgrades at the Home. The funding announcement was part of the Home's traditional Veterans Day ceremony honoring Long Island veterans.According to Fred S.

November 17, 2005

Flanagan Secures Over $500,000 In MTA Capital Funding

Today Senator John J. Flanagan announced that he has secured over a half-million dollars in MTA Capital funding for the rehabilitation of three rail road parking lots in the Town of Smithtown. At the request of Smithtown Supervisor Patrick Vecchio and Councilman Thomas McCarthy, Senator Flanagan obtained $573,000 in MTA Capital funding for major improvements at the St. James, Smithtown and Atterbury rail road stations.

November 7, 2005

Senator Flanagan Secures Funding For Emergency Lighting System

Kings Park, N.Y. -- New York State Senator John J. Flanagan (R-East Northport), the Kings Park School District and the Cyberlux Corporation (OTCBB: CYBL) today announced the successful completion of an innovative pilot project using next-generation LED solid-state emergency lighting.Cyberlux installed the emergency lighting system in the Emergency Situation Room at Kings Park High School. The pilot program, funded through a $10,000 grant secured by Sen.

October 28, 2005

Senator Flanagan Recognized For His Work On Behalf Of New York Camps

Mamaroneck, New York (October, 19 2005) – At the 50th Anniversary celebration of The New York State Camp Directors Association (NYSCDA), Senator John J. Flanagan was recognized forhis work on behalf of New York camps and the children they serve. NYSCDA consists of non-profit and for profit camp directors, vendors and other business associates in the camping industry.Senator Flanagan waspresented with S.C.O.P.E. camperships (scholarships) for under-privileged children inhis district to attend an American Camp Association (ACA) accredited camp. S.C.O.P.E.

October 21, 2005

Senate Passes Comprehensive Energy Plan

The New York State Senate today passed a comprehensive energy plan that would provide motorists with immediate relief from high gasoline prices, ease the impact of skyrocketing home heating costs on senior citizens this winter and address the state’s long term energy needs by encouraging the use of alternative energy and conservation.The centerpiece of the Senate energy plan is a cap on the State and local sales taxes on gasoline that would save consumers about $90 million through the rest of this year, and $400 million annually if gas prices remain near $3 per gallon a

October 7, 2005

Senator Flanagan Unveils Modern Computerized Voting Systems

Senator John Flanagan (R,C-East Northport), Chairman of the Senate Elections Committee, today unveiled several new voting technologies to a group of government students at Ward Melville High School. The new machines are the result of recently enacted state legislation that was necessary to comply with federal voting standards established after the 2000 Presidential election and the controversial vote count."I am pleased to introduce the next generation of voting machines to our state’s next generation of voters," Senator Flanagan said.

September 30, 2005

Senator Flanagan Teams With Supermarket Chains To Prepare Long Islanders During Hurricane Season

Following the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and as Hurricane Ophelia approaches the east coast, Senator John J. Flanagan (R-East Northport) today announced a partnership between Long Island’s nine State Senators and supermarket chains Stop & Shop, King Kullen and C-Town in an effort to help educate Long Islanders on how to prepare their homes and families should a hurricane strike our area.

September 13, 2005

Senator Flanagan Urges Suffolk Residents To Take Advantage Of Sales Tax Free Week

With families getting ready to purchase back-to-school supplies and others eyeing fall fashions, State Senator John J. Flanagan (R,C-East Northport) reminds shoppers that New York's Sales Tax Free Week on clothing and footwear will be held from Tuesday, August 30th through Labor Day, Monday, September 5th."The sales tax free week is a terrific opportunity for parents to get a break on clothing and footwear items for their children who are heading back to school or college," said Senator Flanagan.

August 25, 2005

Flanagan Applauds Signing Of Campaign Finance Reform Bill

Senator John Flanagan (R-C, East Northport), Chairman of the Senate Elections Committee, announced today that a campaign finance reform bill that will extend computerized disclosure requirements to local races and improve public access to campaign finance records was signed by Governor Pataki. "As was shown in a report earlier this year, the state has tremendous difficulty in correlating these filings and, as a result, discovering violations when they occur." Senator Flanagan said.

August 9, 2005

Senator Flanagan To Appear On Cablevision's "meet The Leaders"

State Senator John Flanagan recently taped an episode of Cablevision’s popular "Meet the Leaders", a half-hour program hosted by former Suffolk County Executive Patrick Halpin.

Topics discussed by the Senator included the redevelopment of the Kings Park Psychiatric Center property, the "Help America Vote Act" (HAVA), recently enacted school accountability legislation, Megan’s law, and identity theft.

The program will air throughout the month of August on both the Hauppauge/Brookhaven and Riverhead Cable systems (Channel 18) according to the schedule below:


August 3, 2005

Senator Flanagan Holds Urgent Kppc Meeting

Citing the importance of supporting and assisting the Kings Park community in their efforts to properly redevelop the Kings Park Psychiatric Center (KPPC) site, State Senator John J. Flanagan (R,C-East Northport) today announced that he recently hosted two meetings at his district office on Wednesday July 20th with representatives from Cherokee Northeast/Arker Companies and several representatives from the Kings Park community.

"It is critically important that the community has strong input on the future redevelopment of the KPPC property," Senator Flanagan said.

August 2, 2005

School Accountability Legislation Signed Into Law

Senator John J. Flanagan (R,C-East Northport) announced that a package of legislation he cosponsored, that will strengthen oversight and increase accountability of school district finances, while protecting property taxpayers from fraud and abuse, was signed into law by Governor George E. Pataki.

"These legislative reforms will help ensure that money budgeted for educating children is being expended correctly," said Senator Flanagan.

July 28, 2005

Flanagan Calls On Governor Pataki To Postpone Sale Of Kppc

Continuing his efforts on behalf of Kings Park residents, Senator John J. Flanagan (R,C-East Northport) today sent a letter to Governor George E. Pataki requesting the postponement of the sale of the Kings Park Psychiatric Center (KPPC) until several critically important issues are resolved concerning the property.

"The redevelopment of the KPPC property represents a valuable opportunity to return idle property to productive use," Senator Flanagan said.

July 14, 2005

Flanagan Arranges Community Meeting With Governor Pataki

Senator John Flanagan arranged a community meeting on Thursday, June 30, 2005 between his office,Governor George E. Pataki, Empire State Development Corporation Chairman, Charles Gargano, and several constituents to discuss the development of the Kings Park Psychiatric Center site, school taxes and health care issues.

July 7, 2005

Senate Passes Package Of Hava Legislation

The New York State Senate passed a package of legislation today that allows New York State to meet federal election standards by bringing the New York State election law into compliance with the federal Help America Vote Act (HAVA).

June 23, 2005

Senator Flanagan Honors Local "women Of Distinction"

Albany – Chosen by New York State Senator John J. Flanagan (R,C-East Northport) for their extraordinary accomplishments and contributions as New Yorkers, Kings Park’s Rosalyn Haber and Northport’s Kate Kelly were both honored as outstanding women across New York State at the 2005 "Women of Distinction" program held in Albany on June 14. The program is sponsored by the New York State Senate."It is an honor to recognize and pay tribute to Rosalyn Haber and Kate Kelly," Senator Flanagan said.

"For the last 12 years, Mrs.

June 15, 2005

Senator Flanagan Passes Probation Fee Bill

Senator John J. Flanagan (R,C-East Northport) today passed legislation giving county governments the right to impose supervisory, electronic monitoring and drug testing fees upon probationers. The legislation will save Suffolk County taxpayers over $500,000.

Several counties across the state, including Suffolk County, have already passed local laws imposing a wide variety of such fees, but due to a recent Attorney General’s opinion, statewide legislation was needed to collect the fees.

June 8, 2005

Senate Votes To Ban Salvia Divinorum

Working aggressively to ban the sale of an increasingly popular party scene drug, Senator John J. Flanagan (R,C-East Northport) today announced that the New York State Senate has passed legislation he sponsored to ban the sale of Salvia Divinorum in New York State.

June 7, 2005

Senate Honors Joshua Stuart With Achievers' Award

Senator John J. Flanagan (R,C-East Northport) today named Joshua Stuart as a recipient of the New York Senate Achievers’ Award.

May 24, 2005

Senate Looks To Strengthen Megan's Law

Senator John J. Flanagan (R,C-East Northport) today announced the Senate Committee on Crime Victims, Crime and Corrections will hold a public hearing to examine the current Megan's law statute, and study ideas and legislation designed to enhance existing law through increased public notification of all registered sex offenders.

May 23, 2005