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New York State Unclaimed Funds

New York State is holding over $12 billion in unclaimed funds, and some of it may be yours! A simple internet search is all it takes to see if there are unclaimed funds in your name.

Click here to find out if you have any unclaimed funds waiting for you. 

Why does New York State have unclaimed funds?

December 27, 2013
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Consumer Alert Regarding Target Information Breach

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. 

December 20, 2013
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Senator Flanagan Presents Liberty Medal To Smithtown Student

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.

December 17, 2013
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Cablevision Editorial - Common Core: Tests for Tots

Cablevision's Peter Kohler voices his support for the efforts of Senator John Flanagan (New York State) to protect young students from over-testing - December 17, 2013

Please click here to visit Cablevision Editorial's web site.

December 17, 2013
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Senator John Flanagan Presents Education Reform Proposals

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.

December 16, 2013
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News12 Segment on Senator Flanagan's Education Proposal

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

December 13, 2013
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NYS Education Chairman Flanagan Calls For Immediate SED Action on Common Core and Unveils a Package of Legislative Actions

Today, Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District), Chairman of the New York State Senate Standing Committee on Education, 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
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STAR Re-Registration Assistance Event

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 at 250 Veterans Highway in Hauppauge, from 9 am to 5 pm today through Friday to help homeowners re-register for Ba

December 2, 2013
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Patch: Cuomo Brings Meals, Aid to LI Cares

By Pam Robinson (Editor) - November 27, 2013

Gov. Cuomo delivered Thanksgiving meals and an infusion of funds to Long Island Cares, one of a series of stops Wednesday at food banks around the state.

December 2, 2013
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Helpful Holiday Safety And Shopping Tips

     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.

November 26, 2013
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City and State Common Core Roundtable

November 18, 2013 - Issue Spotlight / COMMON CORE

JOHN FLANAGAN

Chair; New York State Senate Education Committee

Q: The implementation of Common Core standards has proven controversial. Why?

November 26, 2013
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Senator Flanagan Discusses Education On Capital Tonight

Senate Education Chairman John Flanagan (New York State) joined with Capital Tonight's Liz Benjamin to discuss state education policies -- November 13, 2013

November 15, 2013
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Long Island State Veterans Home Receives $12.5 Million In Funding From VA Construction Grant Program

The Long Island State Veterans Home is the recent recipient of a $12.5 million VA Construction Grant Award as announced by VA Secretary Erik K. Shinseki.

November 8, 2013
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Senator Flanagan Announces New Counsel To Education Committee

New York State Senator John J. Flanagan is pleased to announce the appointment of Carl Mills III as his new Counsel to the Senate Education Committee.  Mr. Mills is a well seasoned graduate of Albany Law School and has worked as a member of Senator Flanagan’s staff for the past two years; first as a fellow in the New York State Graduate Fellowship program, and more recently as Special Counsel to the Senator.

November 1, 2013
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Ed in the City: Flanagan Hearings: An Opportunity to Vent, To Educate, Maybe, To Legislate

October 31, 2013

John Flanagan is an interesting politician with a bright future, A State Senator who represents the affluent North Shore of Long Island; in a period were the word “Republican” brings up images of the “Tea Party” and attacks on the President, the Affordable Care Act, immigration and just about every federal and state entitlement program Flanagan has steered clear of the ideology-driven rhetoric. He has wide support across the spectrum.

The New York State Senate has a unique leadership – Republican Dean Skelos is the titular party leader, he shares the leadership with Jeff Klein, a Democrat, who leads the break-away Independent Democratic Caucus. Bills require a Skelos-Klein nod to get to the floor.

October 31, 2013
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Senator Flanagan And Senator Felder Partner Host Education Hearing In New York City

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District), Chairman of the New York State Senate Standing Committee on Education, today joined with his colleague Senator Simcha Felder (17th Senate District), the Chair of the New York City Education Subcommittee, to convene an education hearing in New York City to review the impact and effectiveness of recent state education reforms.  The “Regents Reform Agenda: ‘Assessing’ Our Progress” is the fourth of five Senate Education Committee hearings being held throughout the state.

October 29, 2013
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Public Hearing: The Regents Reform Agenda: “Assessing” Our Progress

Senate Standing Committee on EducationChair: Senator John J. FlanaganPublic Hearing: The Regents Reform Agenda: “Assessing” Our ProgressPlace: Senate Hearing Room, 250 Broadway, 19th Floor, New York, New YorkTime: 10:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.Contact: Robin Mueller (518) 455-2071Media Contact: Robert Caroppoli (631) 361-2154ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

October 29, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Senator Flanagan Helps Open New Press Box At Kings Park High School

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) recently joined with members of the Kings Park School District community to cut the ribbon on the new press box at the Kings Park High School football field.  The new facility was funded through a state grant of $85,000 that Senator Flanagan helped secure.

The new press box will replace an older one which was accessible only by ladder and had been deemed unsafe for both students and faculty.  To ensure safety and comfort, the new facility features a glass-enclosed broadcast booth that overlooks the playing field and a rooftop platform that enables safe filming of on-field activities.

October 28, 2013
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Public Hearing: The Regents Reform Agenda: “Assessing” Our Progress

Senate Standing Committee on EducationChair: Senator John J. FlanaganPublic Hearing: The Regents Reform Agenda: “Assessing” Our ProgressPlace: Buffalo City Hall, Common Council Chambers, 13th Floor65 Niagara Square, Buffalo, New YorkTime: 10:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.Contact: Robin Mueller (518) 455-2071Media Contact: Robert Caroppoli (631) 361-2154ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

October 16, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Public Hearing: The Regents Reform Agenda: “Assessing” Our Progress Purpose is to review the impact and effectiveness of recent state education reforms

Senate Standing Committee on EducationChair: Senator John J. FlanaganPublic Hearing: The Regents Reform Agenda: “Assessing” Our Progress Purpose is to review the impact and effectiveness of recent state education reformsPlace: Van Buren Hearing Room A, Legislative Office Building, Albany, New YorkTime: 10:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.Contact: Robin Mueller (518) 455-2071Media Contact: Robert Caropoli (631) 361-2154ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

November 13, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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