May 11, 2015

Speaker Heastie Congratulates John Flanagan on Election as Temporary President of the New York State Senate

I offer my heartfelt congratulations to John Flanagan on his election as the Temporary President of the New York State Senate. As there are many important issues left to be addressed in the remaining weeks of this legislative session, his leadership will be critical and I am confident that we will have a strong working relationship. As I said upon assuming the role of Speaker of the Assembly earlier this year, the people of this state want our government to address issues that will improve their lives and make New York a better place to live and raise their families. I know Senator Flanagan as a friend and a colleague from his time serving in the Assembly, and I am looking forward to working with him in his new role on an agenda that will truly serve to move our state forward.