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Senator Flanagan Awards Liberty Medals To Hauppauge Heroes

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.

October 13, 2009
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Senator Flanagan Joins Attorney General Cuomo To Announce Pension Reform Proposal

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.

October 9, 2009
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Senator Flanagan Offers Information To Businesses Affected By The MTA Payroll Tax

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. 

October 8, 2009
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Senator Flanagan: New Resource for Small Business Men and Women Very Helpful

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.

September 25, 2009
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Senator Flanagan Works To Protect Roadways By Passing Ignition Interlock Legislation

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

September 14, 2009
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Senator Flanagan Joins With Stony Brook University To Promote Prostate Cancer Awareness

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.

September 14, 2009
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IN REMEMBERANCE OF 9/11

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

September 11, 2009
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Senator Flanagan Warns Long Islanders About New Motor Vehicle Costs

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

September 3, 2009
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Senator Flanagan Supports LIPA Efforts To Help Seniors

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) is joining with the Long Island Power Authority to help Long Island reduce their utility costs through a new program the organization is offering.   

September 1, 2009
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Senator Flanagan Announces New Health Care Laws

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

August 6, 2009
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Senators Flanagan and Fuschillo Call For Hearings on Governor's MTA Nominee

            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. 

July 28, 2009
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Senator Flanagan Announces Attorney General’s Effort To Streamline Government Is Signed Into Law

 In a move that will provide the residents of his district with a real say in how their tax dollars are

June 30, 2009
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Senator Flanagan Delivers Keynote Address to Kings Park School Students

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) recently delivered opening remarks at the William T.

June 15, 2009
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Senator Flanagan Joins Attorney General Cuomo to Unveil Government Consolidation Legislation

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) joined Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo in Melville today to unveil landmark legislation, entitled the “New N.Y.

May 21, 2009
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Senator Flanagan Continues Fight for Long Island at Leaders Meeting

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) took his efforts on behalf of Long Island residents directly to Governor David Paterson and the leaders of the Assembly and the Senate when he took part in a recent Leader’s Meeting regarding property tax relief. 

May 19, 2009
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Senator Flanagan Seeks Accountability of State Use of Federal Stimulus Funding

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) today joined with his colleague John A. DeFrancisco (50th Senate District) and Senate Republican Leader Dean Skelos (9th Senate District) to propose a comprehensive reform plan that will maximize job creation and ensure greater openness, transparency and accountability with regard to the billions of dollars in federal stimulus funding New York will receive over the next two years.

April 29, 2009
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SENATOR FLANAGAN PROPOSES MANDATE RELIEF IN STATE BUDGET

During the recently concluded New York State budget negotiations, Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) introduced an amendment to the state budget that would reign in runaway school spending, increase transparency within local school districts and protect taxpayers from having to pick up the additional costs for unfunded mandates.

April 6, 2009
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Senator Flanagan Believes Long Islanders Deserve a Better Budget

Joining voices with numerous community members who have contacted his office today, New York State Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) expressed his disappointment with the budget agreement reached by the Democratic leaders of New York State.  From increased taxes to skyrocketing spending, the deal that Governor David Paterson reached in secrecy with Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Senate Majority Leader Malcolm Smith was criticized by most who live or work on Long Island.

March 30, 2009
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Senator Flanagan and the Senate Republican Conference Propose Restoring Funds to Libraries, Non-Public Schools

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District), along with his fellow members of the Senate Republican Conference, recently proposed an amendment to deficiency budget legislation being advanced by Senate Democrats that would restore $2.7 million to libraries and $6.3 million to non-public schools. 

March 26, 2009
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