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Senator Flanagan Unveils Blueprint For Jobs

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) joined with his colleagues in the Senate Republican conference today to announce a bold and sweeping job creation plan to improve New York’s business climate so it not only keeps up with other states, but surpasses them.  Among other things, the “Senate Republican Blueprint for Jobs: ReThink. ReVitalize. ReBuild” would cut taxes for one million small businesses and reduce energy costs for every business and residential ratepayer in New York, saving them $2.5 billion.

March 11, 2013
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From the NYSDOT - Long Island Motorists Advised To Use Caution On Roadways

The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) is advising motorists that forecasts call for rain, snow, wintry precipitation and wind gusts up to 50 MPH which could create hazardous driving conditions particularly later this evening. Motorists are advised to drive with extreme caution throughout the storm.  Presently, snowfall is predicted during the overnight hours with rain and wind during the day.

March 7, 2013
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March 5 - Senate Education Committee Meeting

Commissioner John King of the New York State Education Department speaks to committee - March 5, 2013

March 6, 2013
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Senator Flanagan Announces Family Tax Relief Act

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) joined with the other members of the Senate Republican Conference today in unveiling the Family Tax Relief Act.  This package of tax relief and reform measures is designed to provide a major economic boost to New York’s struggling middle class families. 

The plan would increase tax breaks which have not kept pace with inflation and, in some instances, have not been adjusted for more than 25 years.  The plan would also restore the STAR property tax rebate check program to provide real and direct relief to millions of New Yorkers who pay some of the highest property taxes in the country.

March 4, 2013
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Senator Flanagan Reminds Homeowners To Apply For STAR Program

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) is reminding all homeowners that the deadline to apply for the School Tax Relief (STAR) program is March 1st.  Homeowners who are not enrolled in this property tax savings program can apply with their town assessor’s office prior to the deadline.

The STAR program provides homeowners with property tax relief and works in two ways:• Basic STAR is available to homeowners whose primary residence is a house, condominium, cooperative apartment, mobile home or farm house and whose combined total adjusted gross income does not exceed $500,000, regardless of age.  It does not require annual renewal.

February 15, 2013
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Senator Flanagan Calls On Governor Cuomo To Remove Utility Tax Surcharge Extension From Proposed Budget

 Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) joined his colleagues in the Senate Republican Conference and leaders of statewide business organizations to urge Governor Andrew Cuomo to remove the proposed extension of the utility tax surcharge from his Executive Budget.  The surcharge, which has increased utility bills for every ratepayer in the state, is scheduled to expire on March 31, 2014.  The Governor’s proposed five-year extension would cost businesses and consumers a total of almost $3 billion.

February 11, 2013
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Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine and the American Dental Association (ADA) sponsoring "Give Kids A Smile Day"

Friday, February 1 from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm at School of Dental Medicine, Rockland Hall in the J. Howard Oaks Learning Center - please click here for a map to the location

Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine, Dental Care Center offers:

February 1, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Senator Flanagan and Assemblywoman Jaffee Announce Breast Density Information Law

Senator John Flanagan and Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee are joined by breast cancer survivor JoAnn Pushkin to announce new law to help fight breast cancer - January 23, 2013

January 23, 2013
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Senator Flanagan and Assemblywoman Jaffee Announce Life-Saving “Breast Density Information” Law In Effect

Senator John J. Flanagan (2nd Senate District) and Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee (97th Assembly District) announced that the life-saving “Breast Density Information” law, they jointly sponsored to help in the fight against breast cancer, is now in effect in New York State.

The new law (Chapter 265), which unanimously passed both the Assembly and the Senate, is the most comprehensive breast density law in the country.  It is designed to improve the early detection of breast cancer by informing women of their breast density and encouraging them to discuss with their physicians the potential benefits of additional screening tests.

January 23, 2013
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Senator Flanagan Joins Senate Colleagues In Recognizing Colonel Francis S. Gabreski Cadet Squadron

Senator John Flanagan (New York Senate) and his colleagues in the New York State Senate welcome the Colonel Francis S. Gabreski Cadet Squadron from the Long Island group of Civil Air Patrol Color Guard to Albany -- January 14, 2013

January 18, 2013
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How Can Senator Flanagan Help YOU

Senator John Flanagan believes that one of the most important parts of his job as your Senator is helping district residents who need assistance with state problems or concerns. 

Government procedures can be confusing and, in the age of automated answering systems, often frustrating.  Caseworkers in Senator Flanagan's office are trained to assist constituents by cutting through a myriad of departments and phone numbers.  They can direct people to the appropriate office, provide them with necessary instructions, phone numbers or materials, and/or find out the status of an application.

File: 
constituent case form.for web site.pdf

January 11, 2013
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Best Wishes for 2013 from Senator John Flanagan

Dear Friend:

     As we begin the New Year, I wanted to take a moment to wish you and your family all the best in 2013.

     Looking back on 2012, it is clear that our state has overcome many challenges - especially those caused by Hurricane Sandy.  By working together, we have once again demonstrated that New Yorkers are resilient and more than willing to help our neighbors in need.

January 3, 2013
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Senator Flanagan Announces FEMA Assistance Registration Deadline Extended

            Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) is informing all Long Islanders who suffered damage in Hurricane Sandy that

December 11, 2012
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Senator Flanagan Offers Holiday Shopping Tips

            As our region enjoys the holiday season, Senator John J.

December 5, 2012
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Senator Flanagan Announces Small Business Emergency Loan Fund

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) is informing the community that the New York Bankers Association (NYBA) and the New York Business Development Corporation (NYBDC) have agreed to establish a $10 million small business emergency loan fund to provide immediate financial assistance for businesses impacted by Storm Sandy.

November 14, 2012
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Long Island Senate Delegation Calls On President Obama To Initiate More Agressive Federal Response To Sandy

Senate Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos and the members of the Long Island State Senate delegation today called on President Obama to initiate a swift and aggressive federal disaster response to assist those who have been severely impacted by Hurricane Sandy, saying Long Island residents are facing a “Katrina-style” disaster, a potential outbreak of crime and additional deaths.

November 13, 2012
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Recovery Information from Senator Flanagan

With Hurricane Sandy having wrought devastation on our area, this section is designed to assist you in the recovery from this massive storm.  The info

November 1, 2012
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Senator Flanagan Honored For Efforts In Fight Against Breast Cancer

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) was recently presented with the "Champion of Exposing the Secret" Award for his efforts in the fight against breast cancer.  The award was presented to him at Adelphi University during an event to celebrate breast cancer survivors sponsored by the Adelphi New York Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program.  Senator Flanagan was honored for passing a new law (S.6769-B) which requires a mammography report to inform patients when they have dense breast tissue and to recommend that such patient have a discussion with their physician about pursuing further screening options.

October 24, 2012
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Senator Flanagan Joins With Department Of Financial Services To Provide Foreclosure Assistance

 

Date: October 26th 2012 (10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.)

Middle Country Public Library (Selden Branch) located at 575 Middle Country Road in Selden

October 24, 2012
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