Issues: Finance

SENATE REPUBLICANS LAUNCH BOLD PLAN TO INVEST OVER $3 BILLION BNP BANK SETTLEMENT TO KEEP STATE MOVING FORWARD

Accelerates Tax Relief, Rebuilds Infrastructure to Create Jobs, Helps Schools;

Rolls Back Economic Damage Caused by Senate Democrats

July 7, 2014
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Legislative Notebook: State Initiatives of Interest to Veterans

Here is a partial listing of bills I have supported this session to aid New York’s former servicemen and servicewomen. These initiatives will now go to Governor Cuomo for final action.

-- Legislation I co-sponsored was passed by both houses (S.7839, first introduced as S.4714)) to extend the Military Service Credit Law of 2000 to all veterans who have served in the military. Right now, public employees who served in the armed forces may purchase up to three years of pension credit only if their military service occurred during specified conflicts. This measure will expand this opportunity to public employee veterans who also served their country in peacetime.

June 26, 2014
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Committee Meeting: Finance Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Finance Senator John A. DeFrancisco, ChairFriday, June 20, 2014 Room 332 CAP

*This meeting will be called off the floor*

June 20, 6:15 PM - 6:16 PM
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Committee Meeting: Finance Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Finance Senator John A. DeFrancisco, ChairFriday, June 20, 2014 Room 332 CAP

*This meeting will be called off the floor*

June 20, 4:30 PM - 5:20 PM
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Committee Meeting: Finance Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Finance Senator John A. DeFrancisco, ChairFriday, June 20, 2014 Room 332 CAP

*This meeting will be called OFF THE FLOOR and be held in Room 332 CAP

June 20, 1:16 AM - 1:33 AM
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Committee Meeting: Finance Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Finance Senator John A. DeFrancisco, ChairThursday, June 19, 2014 Room 332 CAP

*This meeting will be called off the floor*

June 19, 6:40 PM - 6:45 PM
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Committee Meeting: Finance Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Finance  Senator John A. DeFrancisco, Chair  Wednesday, June 18, 2014  Room 332 CAP

*This meeting will be called off the floor and held in Room 332 CAP

June 18, 10:08 PM - 10:10 PM
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Committee Meeting: Finance Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Finance  Senator John A. DeFrancisco, Chair  Monday, June 16, 2014  Room 332 CAP

*This meeting will be called off the floor and held in Room 332 CAP

June 16, 6:12 PM - 6:16 PM
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Senate Passes Tax Relief Legislation

The New York State Senate today passed seven bills that would provide tax relief to businesses, expand exemptions from the job-killing MTA payroll tax, encourage historic preservation projects, reduce energy taxes, protect forestland, and provide tax benefits to disabled veterans, as well as teachers who purchase school supplies. “Providing additional tax relief to encourage job creation is an end-of-session priority for Senate Republicans,” Senate Co-Leader Dean Skelos said.  “The measures we passed today build on the major tax relief initiatives Senate Republicans successfully fought for in the state budget to help make small businesses and manufacturers more competitive.” The bills approved by the Senate today include the following measures:

June 10, 2014
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Senator DeFrancisco Highlights Priorities for the Final Weeks of the 2014 Legislative Session

On this program of Your Voice, State Senator John A. DeFrancisco explains the end-of-session legislative process and what priorities the Legislature will be focusing on over the next few weeks. 

June 4, 2014
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Committee Meeting: Finance Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Finance Senator John A. DeFrancisco, Chair 11:00 AM, Monday, June 2, 2014 Room 124 CAP

*PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN DATE

June 2, 11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
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Committee Meeting: Finance Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Finance
Senator John A. DeFrancisco, Chair
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Room 332 CAP
*Please note this meeting will be CALLED OFF THE FLOOR and held in Room 332 CAP

June 17, 1:27 PM - 2:00 PM
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Committee Meeting: Finance Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Finance  Senator John A. DeFrancisco, Chair  11:00 AM, Wednesday, May 28, 2014  Room 124 CAP

*PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN DATE*

May 28, 11:00 AM - 11:27 AM
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Committee Meeting: Finance Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Finance Senator John A. DeFrancisco, Chair 11:00 AM, Tuesday, May 20, 2014 Room 124 CAP

May 20, 11:00 AM - 11:10 AM
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Committee Meeting: Finance Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Finance Senator John A. DeFrancisco, Chair 11:00 AM, Tuesday, May 13, 2014 Room 124 CAP

May 13, 11:03 AM - 11:35 AM
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Committee Meeting: Finance Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Finance Senator John A. DeFrancisco, Chair 11:00 AM, Tuesday, May 6, 2014 Room 124 CAP

May 6, 11:00 AM - 12:13 PM
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"Your Voice" with Senator Griffo

On this week's episode, Senator Griffo breaks down the budget - taxes, spending, education, Common Core, higher ed, health care, agriculture, transporation and ethics.

With I Love My Parks Day upcoming, Griffo explains what state legislators are doing for the environment and for state parks. And finally, the senator recaps a forum on heroin and opioid abuse that he recently hosted in Utica.

"Your Voice" is hosted by Julia Lilkendey.

 

April 29, 2014
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Public Hearing: Presentation by Kevin Younis, Deputy Commissioner, Empire State Development Corporation, on START-UP NY Program

Senate Select Committee on Science, Technology, Incubation and Entrepreneurship 
Chair: Senator Martin Golden 
Public Meeting: Presentation by Kevin Younis, Deputy Commissioner, Empire State Development Corporation, on START-UP NY Program 
Place: Room 410, Legislative Office Building, Albany, New York 
Time: 4:00 P.M. 
Contact: Meg Brown (518) 455-2730 
Media Contact: John Quaglione (718) 238-6044 

 

April 28, 4:00 PM - 4:48 PM
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Sen. Krueger on Failure to Pass Real Campaign Finance Reform in 2014 Budget

Sen. Krueger spoke Monday night on the failure of the 2014 state budget to include meaningful campaign finance reforms. A last-minute one-off matching-funds "pilot program" for one statewide office that seems designed to fail isn't a substitute for real reforms and represents a self-defeating step backward, not a compromise.

April 2, 2014
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SENATOR VALESKY HAILS PASSAGE OF FOURTH CONSECUTIVE ON-TIME STATE BUDGET

ALBANY, NY—State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) today lauded the passage of the state’s fourth and historic consecutive on-time budget. This has not been accomplished with the same Governor and legislative leaders in more than 40 years.

April 1, 2014
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