Today is National Earned Income Tax Credit Day – an effort by the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance (NYSDTF) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to make sure that all New York taxpayers are aware of all of the tax relief available to them.
Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) recently announced the enactment of legislation he supported that will help provide better regulation of animal breeders and pet stores. The new law (Chapter 553 of 2013 signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo) authorizes local governments to enact more stringent laws than those that currently exist at the state level.
Any new local laws, rules, regulations or ordinances must be at least as stringent as state law and must not result in banning the sale of dogs and cats that are raised in a safe and healthy manner.
Chairman John Flanagan and the other members of the New York State Senate Education Committee were joined by New York State Education Commissioner John B. King, Jr. for an open discussion on education issues - January 23, 2014
It was encouraging to hear Governor Cuomo publicly discuss taking action on issues that were repeatedly raised by concerned parents and teachers at the recent hearings held by the Senate Education Committee throughout New York State. Specifically, his support of a ban on standardized testing, which is aligned with legislation I sponsored in December, and his support of a full examination of the implementation of new learning standards is a clear sign to our parents and teachers that their voices are being heard.
PSEG Long Island is alerting customers not to be defrauded by a scam in which fraudulent emails appear to be bills sent from their utility. The emails request personal information from the customer, leading to identity theft.
PSEG Long Island has received reports of customers receiving such emails and urges its customers to be wary of these types of suspicious emails. The utility would not ask its customers to provide personal information online without first logging into My Account.
Senate Education Chairman John Flanagan (New York State) joins with Capital Tonight's Liz Benjamin to discuss the need for the state to address important education issues that were not included in the State of the State - January 8, 2014
Retailer Target has announced that data connected to about 40 million credit and debit card accounts was stolen as part of a breach that began over the Thanksgiving weekend. According to Target, if you used your credit or debit card in any of their stores, it is potential that your information was accessed.
Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) recently presented the New York State Senate Liberty Medal to ten-year-old Kyle Geringer of Smithtown for his efforts in alerting his Smithtown neighbors about a chimney fire at their home. Senator Flanagan joined Kyle and his family in his fifth-grade class at Accompsett Elementary School, which is taught by Mr. Scott Miller, for a special ceremony organized by Principal Jeanne Kull-Minarik.
Senator John Flanagan (New York State), Chairman of the New York State Senate Standing Committee on Education, presents a report of findings and recommendations related to the Education Committee's recent series of statewide public hearings entitled The Regents Reform Agenda: "Assessing" Our Progress - December 12, 2013.
News12 Coverage of the Education Reform Proposal presented by Senator John Flanagan (New York State), Chairman of the New York State Senate Standing Committee on Education. Senator Flanagan issued a report of findings and recommendations related to the Education Committee's recent series of statewide public hearings entitled: The Regents Reform Agenda: "Assessing" Our Progress - December 12, 2013
Today, Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District), Chairman of the New York State Senate Standing Committee on Education, issued a reportof findings and recommendations related to the Education Committee's recent series of statewide public hearings entitled: The Regents Reform Agenda: "Assessing" Our Progress.
According to state officials, more than 175,000 homeowners on Long Island have yet to re-register for their Basic STAR tax exemption, with the deadline of December 31st approaching. To assist those who need additional help, state employees will be at the Perry Duryea State Office Building, located at250 Veterans Highway in Hauppauge, from 9 am to 5 pm today through Friday to help homeowners re-register for Ba
To help make this holiday season as safe and enjoyable as possible, I put together this holiday safety section to help you protect your family, your home and your identity during this busy season.
This information is designed to help you have the most enjoyable holiday season. From tips to protect you when you shop to links with information regarding toy safety and recalls, this section is designed to put all the information you need for a happy, healthy and safe holiday season in one convenient location.
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