Continuing his annual effort to help the community prepare, Senator John J. Flanagan (2nd Senate District) will be hosting three Emergency Preparedness Seminars throughout the region. The meetings, which will be held in Dix Hills, Kings Park and Ronkonkoma, will be free of charge to all in the community.
Suffolk County Police Department Newsletter Special Alert: Beware of Text Message Phishing August 2010
The Suffolk County Police Department’s Identity Theft Unit would like to warn Suffolk County residents of a phishing scheme designed to induce victims into divulging personal information that can be used by ID thieves.
Senator John J. Flanagan (2nd Senate District) recently announced that legislation he sponsored to extend tax relief for alternative-energy homeowners has passed both the Senate and the Assembly. The legislation, which now is awaiting Governor David Paterson’s signature, will extend local tax exemptions for environmentally-friendly homeowners who install energy-efficient systems on their homes.
To protect the state’s children, Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) and his Senate Republicans recently offered an amendment to a proposal by the Senate Democrats called the Dignity for All Students Act, which creates a limited class of protections for students but does not include any provis
Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) joined with Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy, Senator Ken LaValle (1st Senate District), Senator Owen Johnson (4th Senate District), Suffolk legislators and area business leaders to protest a proposal by the Democrat leaders in the New York State Legislature and Governor David Paterson that will eliminate over 30 economic
Recently, Governor Paterson announced after a private meeting with the Democratic leaders of the Senate and the Assembly that the repeal of sales tax increases on clothing was “on the table”. This latest tax increase would remove the ability of our residents to purchase clothing items under $110 without paying state sales tax which has been the law since initiated under the Republican majority in the Senate to help everyone afford the necessities their fam
Senator John J. Flanagan (2nd Senate District) recently had the privilege of presenting Mr. Edward J. Borowski as his honoree for induction into the New York State Senate Veteran’s Hall of Fame at a special ceremony in Albany. Mr. Borowski, who was nominated by his son Paul E. Borowski, served in the United States Navy during World War II.
To address the severe state budget deficit, prevent thousands of layoffs, and generate hundreds of millions in savings, Senator John J. Flanagan (2nd Senate District) today introduced legislation to freeze the wages of all public employees statewide for one year.
In the wake of nationwide and local concern about the scourge of drug abuse among young people, the Smithtown Central School and the Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (LICADD) recently announced the implementation of the “Too Good For Drugs” program at a press conference at Accompsett Middle School.
In order to provide middle-class taxpayers across the State with relief from soaring property taxes, Senator Flanagan worked with members of the Senate Republican delegation to put forward an amendment to a budget extender that would provide relief to Long Island’s property taxpayers.
Unfortunately, Senate Democrats unanimously voted down the Republican-sponsored amendment that would have enacted a property tax cap, prevented school districts from raising local tax levies this year, and provided middle-class taxpayers across the State with relief from soaring property taxes.
Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) today invited local residents to nominate family members, friends, coworkers and neighborhood leaders for induction into the New York State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame. Veterans can be nominated for either their service during combat or their notable work performed after discharge from the service.
Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) recently visited the entire 5th grade class of Eugene Auer Elementary School to talk to the students. The visit was arranged by Ms. April Mindlin, a teacher at the Lake Grove school, to provide students with an opportunity to learn first-hand about Senator Flanagan’s work and to give them a better understanding of New York State government.
Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) was recently presented with an award of appreciation by the members of the Friends of Caleb Smith Preserve for his efforts to help them preserve this natural wonder. The organization, which works in conjunction with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation to make the preserve a community resource, was especially grateful for Senator Flanagan’s efforts to help the