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Senator John DeFrancisco Celebrates the 200th Anniversary of the Manlius Fire Department

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco is pictured at the 200th anniversary celebration for the Manlius Fire Department, held on Saturday, October 5, 2013. Senator DeFrancisco presented a Citation that honored the fire department for its outstanding service.  

October 7, 2013
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William Cregg and John Harke Receive New York State Senate Liberty Award

At a ceremony on September 30, 2013, State Senators John A. DeFrancisco and David J. Valesky presented Mr. William Cregg and Mr. John Harke of Central New York with the New York State Senate Liberty Award.  The Liberty medal, which was created by the State Senate in 2000, is given to those civilians who have exhibited exceptional, heroic or humanitarian acts on behalf of their fellow New Yorkers.  

September 30, 2013
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Senator DeFrancisco Participates in ACEC New York Fall Conference

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco participated in the 2013 American Council of Engineering Companies of New York Fall Conference on September 23, 2013.  Senator DeFrancisco is pictured from left to right with Kent Sopris, Neil Lucey, Senator David Valesky, Senator Joseph Robach, and Jay Simson.  

September 27, 2013
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Senator DeFrancisco Attends the 40th Annual CNY Arts' On My Own Time Event

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco attended the 40th Annual On My Own Time event at the Everson Museum of Art on September 20, 2013. The event featured the work of local artists partnered with Central New York businesses, educational institutions, government and non-profit organizations.  Senator DeFrancisco is pictured with Catherine Gerard, CNY Arts Board President, and Stephen Butler, Executive Director of CNY Arts.  

September 26, 2013
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Senator DeFrancisco Holds 9th Annual Senior Fair

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco held his 9th annual Senior Fair at the New York State Fairgrounds Horticulture Building on September 24, 2013.  There were nearly 100 exhibitors that provided information to more than 1,000 senior citizens who attended this free event.  Senator DeFrancisco is pictured with members from Crouse Hospital.  

September 24, 2013
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Senator DeFrancisco Listens to Testimony at a Public Forum on Regulatory Reform

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco served as a panelist at the Regulatory Reform Public Forum on manufacturing, held September 20, 2013, at Syracuse City Hall.  During this Senate-sponsored forum, various local business leaders testified on ways to help improve the business environment in New York State.  

September 20, 2013
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Senator DeFrancisco Celebrates Fall Concert Series at Liverpool Library

On August 15, 2013, State Senator John A. DeFrancisco helped celebrate the first of three fall concerts, held at Liverpool Library.  Senator DeFrancisco secured a state grant for the library, which allowed for the concert series.  The second concert is scheduled to be held on Sunday, October 20, 2013, at 2:00 pm.  The third concert is scheduled to be held on Sunday, November 17, 2013, at 2:00 pm.  Both concerts are free to the public.  

September 17, 2013
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Senator DeFrancisco Speaks to Students at Owasco Elementary School

On September 10, 2013, State Senator John A. DeFrancisco visited Owasco Elementary School to speak to students in Grade 5 about state government.

September 13, 2013
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Senator DeFrancisco Celebrates Opening Day of Festa Italiana Syracuse

On September 13, 2013, State Senator John A. DeFrancisco attended the opening ceremony for Festa Italiana in Syracuse, which was held on the steps of Syracuse City Hall.  The three-day event will feature great food, events and live music.  A flag-raising cerermony was held to honor and celebrate the Italian-American culture. 

September 13, 2013
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Senator DeFrancisco Visits Simulation Center at Upstate College of Health Professionals

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco is pictured with a group of health care perfusionist students from SUNY Upstate Medical University. Senator DeFrancisco toured the facility and observed a clinical demonstration on September 11, 2013.  Senator DeFrancisco is seated next to a cardiovascular perfusion simulator, which provides students with hands-on learning experience.  

September 12, 2013
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Senator DeFrancisco Celebrates the Opening of SUNY ESF Gateway Center

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco helped cut the ribbon for the SUNY ESF Gateway Center on September 6, 2013.  Senator DeFrancisco is pictured with ESF President Cornelius Murphy and New York State Lieutenant Governor Robert Duffy.  Senator DeFrancisco helped secure funding for the Gateway Center, which uses biomass pellets and natural gas to provide the campus with 65 percent of its heating needs and 20 percent of its electrical power.  

September 6, 2013
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Senator DeFrancisco Chairs Hearing on Tax Reform Initiatives

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, and Senator Carl L. Marcellino, chairman of the Committee on Investigations and Government Operations, are hosting five statewide public hearings on reforming New York’s tax policies to help reduce the burden on taxpayers and help create jobs.  

September 5, 2013
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Senator DeFrancisco Marks Veteran's Day at the New York State Fair

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco helped honor veterans during the New York State Fair Veteran's Day, held on August 29, 2013. Senator DeFrancisco spoke at a special ceremony recognizing those who have honorably served in the armed forces.  Senator DeFrancisco is pictured with four American Gold Star Mothers.

August 30, 2013
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Senator DeFrancisco Recognizes Meg Bogosian for Her Outstanding Volunteer Service with Francis House

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco is pictured standing to left of Meg Bogosian, the 2013 Syracuse Volunteer Citizen of the Year Award recipient. Senator DeFrancisco spoke during a ceremony on August 26, 2013, to honor Ms. Bogosian for her outstanding volunteer service with Francis House.

August 27, 2013
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Senator DeFrancisco Marks Law Enforcement Day at the New York State Fair

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco helped to honor law enforcement officers who lost their lives in the line of duty, during a ceremony held at the New York State Fairgrounds on August 23, 2013.  Senator DeFrancisco is pictured with various elected officials and law enforcement officers from around New York State. 

August 23, 2013
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Senator DeFrancisco Celebrates Opening Day of the 2013 Great New York State Fair

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco helped cut the ribbon for the start of the 2013 Great New York State Fair on August 22, 2013!  He is pictured next to New York Lieutenant Governor Robert Duffy.  After the ribbon-cutting ceremony, Senator DeFrancisco visited several exhibits at the fair, including "Onondaga Lake: A Fresh Gateway to a New New York" in the Center of Progress Building and the "New York State Fair: History Exhibit" in the Grange Building. 

August 22, 2013
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Senator DeFrancisco Participates in Hearing on Preventing Municipal Bankruptcy

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco participated in the hearing titled, "Fiscally Distressed Municipalities: Preparing for and Preventing Municipal Bankruptcy in New York," which was held by Senator Jack M. Martins of Mineola.  The hearing took place at Syracuse City Hall on August 20, 2013, and was held to hear potential solutions for preventing fiscal problems in municipalities.  The hearing in Syracuse was one of several that are being held throughout the state. 

August 20, 2013
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Senator DeFrancisco Helps Announce 80 New Jobs at Medical Answering Services

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco helped publically announce the creation of 80 jobs at Medical Answering Services in Syracuse during a press conference at MAS on August 14, 2013. The additional jobs are a result of the company's new contract with the state. MAS has provided Medicaid Transportation Management services in New York state since 2004, resulting in millions of dollars of savings. Senator DeFrancisco joined other elected officials and MAS leaders and staff for the press announcement.

August 14, 2013
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Senator DeFrancisco Tours the Seward House in Auburn

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco took an informational tour of the Seward House Historic Museum on Friday, August 9th.  During the 19th century, William Henry Seward served as a New York State Senator and Governor, a United States Senator, and Secretary of State in the President Lincoln and Johnson administrations.

August 14, 2013
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Senator DeFrancisco Hosts Auburn Office Hours

On August 9, 2013, State Senator John A. DeFrancisco held office hours for Cayuga County residents at the Stardust Foundation Building in Auburn. Senator DeFrancisco is pictured with Christina Rusin of the Cayuga County Chamber of Commerce and Christina Selvek and Jennifer Haines from the City of Auburn. 

 

August 14, 2013
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