Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) today introduced legislation to ban the sale of synthetic marijuana products that are being smoked by teenagers as an alternative to marijuana. The fake drug is legally available under a variety of names like K2, Spike 99 and Spice at stores throughout New York State including on Long Island and just blocks away from the State Capitol in Albany.
Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) joined with the other members of the Senate Republican Conference to unveil the “Homeowner Protection and Property Tax Rebate Act,” a major new tax cut initiative aimed at protecting the taxpayers of New York State.
The main focus of the plan is the restoration of the property tax rebate plan for every middle-class taxpayer. The rebate would reimburse homeowners based on how much they pay in property taxes and how much they can afford.
Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) is reminding all homeowners about a new law that requires most residences in New York State to have at least one working carbon monoxide (CO) detectors. The new law has been in effect since February 22, 2010 and affects all residences with appliances, devices, or systems that emit carbon monoxide.
This new law is named in honor of Amanda Hansen, a 16-year-old from West Seneca, New York who died from carbon monoxide poisoning while sleeping at a friend’s house. The source of the carbon monoxide was a faulty boiler in the home.
Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) today joined with other members of the New York State Senate Republican delegation to unveil the Domestic Violence Act of 2010, a comprehensive effort to strengthen the State’s porous and ineffective domestic violence laws.
This groundbreaking initiative would, among other enhancements, create a specific crime of domestic abuse in State law and provide law enforcement with greater tools to stamp out domestic violence.
Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) joined with the other members of the Senate Republican Conference to announce legislation to create thousands of new jobs and turn around the state’s economy. The jobs proposal would provide tax credits to businesses that create new jobs, eliminates the state corporate franchise tax for small businesses, and rolls back the personal income tax surcharge that hit small businesses last year.
In an effort to protect the work of the Kings Park community, Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) has demanded the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Commissioner Carol Ash guarantee that the current financial problems facing the state will not be used as an excuse to reverse their obligation to rehabilitate the expanded Nisseguogue River State Park.
Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) joined with the other members of the Senate Republican Conference to announce a major new jobs initiative designed to improve New York's business climate, reduce taxes, and create thousands of new jobs for workers across the State.
In his continuing effort to make it easier for constituents to get the assistance they need, Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) is bringing his office and staff to East Northport as part of his Mobile Office Hours program. The event will be held at the Northport-East Northport Library's East Northport Branch located at 185 Larkfield Road (
To make it more convenient for those who make the environmentally-friendly decision to purchase alternative-fuel vehicles, Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) and Smithtown Council Members Thomas McCarthy and Kevin Malloy recently joined with St.
Following requests from a number of elected officials, led by Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District), Assemblyman Michael Fitzpatrick (7th Assembly District) and Town of Smithtown Supervisor Patrick Vecchio, the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) today proposed a number of changes to Route 25 in downtown Smithtown to improve safety conditions on that stretch of roadway.
At a time when our nation is rightfully taking every opportunity to show those who have served our nation the appreciation they deserve, I wanted to take a moment to remember the life of Mr. John Andrew Thorburn of Stony Brook who served our nation during the Vietnam War and recently passed away.
Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) recently received information from the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance (NYSDTF) about a new program designed to help those with delinquent tax burdens to pay off their debt. The 2010 PAID (Penalty and Interest Discount Program for tax liabilities) program will provide taxpayers who are behind in their tax bi
Senator John J. Flanagan (2nd Senate District) is again reminding residents to be vigilant as they shop this season. To help consumers protect themselves, especially those who do a majority of their shopping via the Internet, Senator Flanagan has established a special section on his web site – Helpful Holiday Shopping and Safety Tips – with a variety of tips and links to help make the holiday season safer.
In an effort to make it easier for his constituents to get the assistance they deserve, Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) is bringing his office and staff to Centereach as part of his Mobile Office Hours program. The event, which will begin at 6:00 pm and last until 8:00 pm, will be held at the V.F.W. Post 4927 located at 31 Horseblock Road on Tuesday, December 1st.
Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) joined with his fellow Long Island Republican Senators, business owners and non-profit organization leaders to call for the repeal of the MTA Payroll Tax. Joining together with those who will be directly impacted, Senator Flanagan, Senator Kemp Hannon, Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr., Senator Owen H.
Senator John J. Flanagan (2nd Senate District) presented New York State Senate Liberty Medals to three community members who rescued a Hauppauge man from a fire last week. The three men, Hauppauge Fire Department 1st Assistant Chief Raymond Germaine, Firefighter Thomas Kriklava, Jr.
Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) joined Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo and other elected officials to announce new, bipartisan legislation that would replace the sole trustee at the New York State Common Retirement Fund with a board of trustees and eliminate pay to play in state public pension funds.