On this program of Your Voice, Senator John A. DeFrancisco discusses youth, public safety and the justice system. He also explains his frustration with the lack of answers from the acting commissioner of the Office of Children and Family Services during a recent public budget hearing.
On this program of Your Voice, State Senator John A. DeFrancisco highlights testimony from the ongoing budget hearings and calls on the Department of Transportation to change its funding formula to help give Upstate transit its fair share. He also discuss funding for healthcare facilties, the nursing home universal settlement, the Governor’s proposed education reforms, and the need for college readiness programs.
Finally, Senator DeFrancisco announces the results of his recent constituent survey, which asked your views on various state issues, such as property taxes, education and the Common Core standards.
Budget hearings are underway in Albany, and as Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, Senator John A. DeFrancisco has been asking tough questions of those state department heaads, who will help shape the 2014-15 State Budget.
On this week’s program of Your Voice, Senator DeFrancisco shares some video highlights from Tuesday’s Transportation Hearing, including his questioning of NYS DOT Commissioner Joan McDonald on the unequal funding of Upstate transit and the future of the Interstate 81 project through the City of Syracuse.
You can also hear more about upcoming budget hearings.
On this featured program of Your Voice, State Senator John A. DeFrancisco further discusses Governor Cuomo’s Executive Budget proposal, including the initiatives that would launch an Upstate Economic Revitalization Competition, create a New York Broadband Program, and double the New York State Venture Capital Fund.
As Senate Finance Chairman, he also talks about the 2015 Legislative Hearing Schedule and how his constituents can share their thoughts on key budget issues.
Please note that these budget hearings will be streamed live at www.nysenate.gov.
On this program of Your Voice, Senator John A. DeFrancisco shares his opinions on some of Governor Cuomo’s Executive Budget proposals, including the plan on how to spend the state’s multi-billion dollar windfall.
Senator DeFrancisco also explains his frustration with the Assembly’s refusal to act on individual bills that would help to enhance the rights of women in our State, including bills that would help stop human trafficking, ensure equal pay for equal work, and combat sexual harassment in the workplace.
On this edition of Your Voice, Senator John A. DeFrancisco explains how a new Veterans Legal Clinic at Syracuse University will make an impact. He also talks about the success of his annual Cell Phones For Soldiers collection drive, and he details the input he's receiving from a legislative questionnaire that he mailed to constituents.
On this edition of Your Voice, Senator John A. DeFrancisco explains how a new Veterans Legal Clinic at Syracuse University will make an impact. He also talks about his annual Cell Phones For Soldiers collection drive, and he details the input he's receiving from a legislative questionnaire that was mailed to his constituents.
On the first Your Voice cable program of 2015, State Senator John A. DeFrancisco talks about the 2015 Legislative Session, the upcoming budget process, and his legislative priorities for the new year. He also talks about his ongoing legislative questionnaire, which seeks the input of constituents regarding various key state issues.
Your Voice is an Albany-based cable show that highlights key issues facing New York state government.
On this week’s program, Senator John A. DeFrancisco provides an economic forecast for 2015, promotes a new public awareness campaign regarding New York’s aging infrastructure, and discusses some big issues that face debate in the new year.
On this week’s program of Your Voice, State Senator John A. DeFrancisco previews ome of the budget priorities that he and the Senate Majority will tackle in the 2015 Legislative Session. These budget items include a new five-year plan for road and bridge projects, school aid, and the local property tax cap that is set to expire.
Also on the show, Senator DeFrancisco shares a reminder about his seventh annual Cell Phones For Soldiers collection drive and where people can drop off their old cellular phones to support our deployed troops.
State Senator John A. DeFrancisco has scheduled his 10th annual Senior Fair for Tuesday, September 16th from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm in the Horticulture Building at the New York State Fairgrounds.
Senator DeFrancisco invites all Central New York senior citizens, and their caregivers, to this FREE event featuring nearly 120 informational vendors that will focus on healthcare, housing, recreation, transportation, and much more. There will also be free health screeings that include blood pressure and diabetes.
New this year -- Flu shots will be offered to interested seniors.
On this featured program of Your Voice, State Senator John A. DeFrancisco talks about his recent ceremony to honor outstanding teachers making a difference in Central New York, as well as an upcoming electronics recylcing event. He also discusses some important legislation that has passed during the 2014 Legislative Session.
On this week's program of Your Voice, State Senator John A. DeFrancisco discusses legislation that would improve the safety on college campuses, better protect women and children from human trafficking, and crack down on repeat drunk drivers.
On this special edition of Your Voice to paytribute to our fallen soldiers and veterans, State Senator John A. DeFrancisco recognizes his honoree for the New York State Senate 2014 Veterans Hall of Fame, WWII veteran Stan F.
On this week’s program of Your Voice, State Senator John A. DeFrancisco discusses a package of regulatory reform bills that the Senate has passed to help spur economic growth in New York State. He also talks about the Senate’s passage of legislation that would legalize and regulate mixed martial arts competitions in New York.
On this week’s program of Your Voice, Senator John A. DeFrancisco discusses a bipartisan effort to establish the State Commission on Prosecutorial, an impartial forum that would review allegations that prosecutors acted improperly, and exonerate prosecutors from false accusations. He also talks about a bill that he has sponsored to restrict alleged felons from personally accessing the records of their victims.