New Senate majority leader works to solve issues

Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan, R-Smithtown, talks to members of the media at the Capitol on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, in Albany, N.Y. Flanagan, the new leader of the Senate, faces no short list of challenges as he takes over with only six weeks left on the legislative clock: laws governing rent control in NYC, mayoral control of schools and a tax break for real estate developers are all set to expire next month. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – When lawmakers return to the Capitol, there will be just 15 session days remaining and a lot of work still to accomplish.

In a statement, new Senate majority leader John Flanagan says he plans to work on education reforms, and several other issues before time runs out.

He also says as early as this week, the Senate will work to make the property tax cap permanent.

Flanagan took control of the Senate from Senator Dean Skelos, who stepped down from that role amid federal corruption charges.

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