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New York State Senator John Flanagan

New York State Senator John Flanagan
Karen DeWitt

New York state Senate Minority Leader John Flanagan has announced he will retire early on June 28. The Long Island Republican was not seeking re-election in November. 

Down Seven Members, NYS Senate GOP Leader Presses On

Dec 11, 2019
NYS Senator John Flanagan
Karen DeWitt

The leader of the New York state Senate Republicans, who are in the minority in that chamber, says he’s not giving up on winning back seats, even though seven GOP members have announced they are leaving or are seeking another office. 

Ken Lovett
Ken Lovett

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for The New York Daily News, about an initiative by New York Senate Democrats to ban words such as "independent" or "independence" in state political party names. The pair also discuss New York Senate Republican Leader John Flanagan's return to alcohol rehabilitation. 

New York State Senator John Flanagan
Karen DeWitt

With New York state lawmakers set to return to Albany next week, the leader of the Senate Republicans says he will not be on hand for the start of the session. In a statement Friday, Senator John Flanagan says he is seeking additional help to overcome a battle with alcohol dependency. 

New York State Senator John Flanagan
Karen DeWitt

New York state Senator John Flanagan was re-elected as the leader of the Republicans in that chamber on Friday afternoon, surviving a challenge to his leadership from upstate Senator Cathy Young of Olean. But, come January, he’ll be in charge of the minority party, after Democrats took control of the Senate for only the third time in the last century.

Ken Lovett
Ken Lovett

WAMC's Jim Levulis talks with Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for The New York Daily News, about New York state Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan's shock after the Independent Democratic Coalition unified with mainline Democrats in the Senate.  The pair also discuss the new affordable housing pilot program in the state budget.

Poor People’s Campaign

The national movement to revive the Poor People’s Campaign launched half a century ago by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. came to the state capitol in Albany Monday. 

New York state Senate GOP Majority Leader John Flanagan and other Senate Republicans detail their tax cut agenda for 2018
Karen DeWitt

Republicans in the New York state Senate say that, despite the more than $4 billion structural deficit, taxes need to be cut further and a property tax cap must be made permanent.