John Flanagan

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2011

    Salvia Ban Looms in New York After Years of Fear Mongering, Bad Jokes

    Drugs​Salvia divinorum, the drug used most publicly by Miley Cyrus and Arizona shooter Jared Loughner, moved closer to being outlawed on Monday when the New York state Senate approved a bill banning the sale of the hallucinogenic herb. John Flanagan, the lawmaker who sponsored the legislation, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2009

    This Is, Apparently, Who We Have To Blow

    ​ ...or rather, blow away, in the next election. Ladies and gentlemen, the 'No' votes...

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2009

    Liu, Gioia, Other Dems Call for Monserrate to Resign; Skelos Proposes Extra Republican for Panel

    More Democratic public officials are calling for state senator Hiram Monserrate, convicted of lesser charges in an attack on his girlfriend and facing a special state senate committee, to remove himself from office. Earlier in the week New York Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Chuck Schumer suggested ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2006

    State Senate Squeaker Surprise

    As the election returns were coming in Tuesday night, some folks at the Sheraton were already talking about 2008—not whether Hillary will win New Hampshire, but whether New York Democrats will finally achieve their goal of winning control over the State Senate. Because it clearly wasn't happeni ... More >>

  • News

    July 15, 2003

    Fixer Fonz

    The Ex-Senator Brags About Bonanzas, Hides Behind Pataki