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.
In an effort to help his constituents comply with the devastating MTA Payroll tax that was passed by the Democratically-controlled Assembly and Senate and signed into law by Governor David Paterson, Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) is alerting the thousands of downstate businesses, hospitals, non-profits, school districts and local governments that will be affected that their first payment is due on November 2nd.
As New York continues to recover from the current economic downturn, everyone agrees that our economic success depends on the success of our small businesses. To assist the many men and women across our area who build these job-creating enterprises, I wanted to make sure that everyone was aware of a new resource that will assist them in their efforts.
Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) announced that the New York State Senate has unanimously passed legislation he sponsored that will require all convicted drunk drivers to use ignition interlocks. Senator Flanagan sponsored the legislation, which has now been sent
Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) is joining with Stony Brook University Medical Center’s Department of Urology to provide men throughout our community with free prostate screenings to commemorate Prostate Cancer Awareness week, which begins on Monday, September 21st. The department’s Prostate Care Program, under the direction of Medical Director Howard L.
Eight years ago today, our entire nation suffered a tremendous loss. Collectively, our country, our state and our community joined together to fight through the heartache and uncertainty that followed that fateful d
Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) is warning every New Yorker who drives a car, a truck, a motorcycle, an ATV, or a boat about new fees at the New York State Department of Motor Vehicle (NYSDMV) that went into effect on September 1. These new costs, which were approved by the Democratically-controlled Senate and Assembly earlier this year, will increase motor vehic
Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) today announced that Governor David Paterson has signed two new laws that will help make health insurance more accessible for New York residents. Senator Flanagan supported and voted for both of these measures duri
Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) and Charles Fuschillo (8th Senate District) today called for the Senate to conduct expedited public hearings on Jay Walder, the Governor’s nominee to chair the Metropolitan Transit Authority.