John A. DeFrancisco's Videos

A Tribute to New York's Veterans

I hope you enjoy this video tribute to our veterans who have made immeasurable sacrifices and contributions to protect this proud country.  Happy Veterans Day!

 

 

November 7, 2013
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Senator DeFrancisco Highlights Testimony from Tax Reform Hearings

This edition of Your Voice features various video clips from the public hearings that I have held statewide to address tax reform.  You can listen to the testimony of diverse business leaders from Syracuse, Albany and Buffalo, who shared their ideas for creating a fairer tax system in New York state. I will be hosting two additional hearings in the month of October. 

September 19, 2013
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Senator DeFrancisco Previews His 9th Annual Senior Fair

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco previews his 9th annual Senior Fair, which will be held at the New York State Fairgrounds on Tuesday, September, 24, 2013. 

September 6, 2013
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Senator DeFrancisco Discusses Pulse Oximetry Testing on Your Voice

On the featured program of Your Voice, Senator John A. DeFrancisco discusses legislation that would require all birthing facilities to screen newborn babies for congenital heart defects through a process called pulse oximetry screening.

June 28, 2013
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Senator DeFrancisco Discusses the Public Assistance Integrity Act on Your Voice

On this week's Your Voice program, I explain how the “Public Assistance Integrity Act,” which has passed the State Senate, would prevent welfare fraud and protect taxpayer dollars.  I also discuss legislation that I have sponsored to crack down on tax delinquent landlords. 

June 20, 2013
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Dig Into Reading This Summer!

 

New York State Senator John A. DeFrancisco is raising awareness about the importance of summer reading through this Public Service Announcement.

To register for the New York State Senate Summer Reading Program, click here.

Most libraries throughout Central New York will be holding summer reading programs.  In addition, the Literacy Coalition of Onondaga County will be spreading the word about the importance of summer learning.  For more information, please click on the link below.

June 14, 2013
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Senator DeFrancisco Interviews Breanna Stewart on Your Voice

On this special program of Your Voice, I had the opportunity to interview UConn Women’s Basketball Star Breanna Stewart about her remarkable season, supportive family and future goals.

Breanna, a graduate of Cicero-North Syracuse High School, was named the NCAA's  Most Outstanding Player in the 2013 Final Four Tournament.

June 11, 2013
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Senator DeFrancisco on Your Voice

On this Your Voice cable program, I express concern with Governor Cuomo’s “Tax-Free NY” proposal that would offer tax-free status to certain companies that start up operations on a SUNY campus.  Instead, I believe there should be broad-based tax cuts, so all businesses in New York state are on an equal playing field.

I also talk about legislation to curb littering on our highways, as well as my electronics recycling event in Auburn. 

May 30, 2013
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Paying Tribute to Our Members of the Military

Senator John DeFrancisco saw this video and wanted to share it with his constituents. 

May 29, 2013
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SENATOR DEFRANCISCO DISCUSSES HIS CONCERNS WITH THE PUBLIC FINANCING OF ELECTIONS ON YOUR VOICE

On this program of Your Voice, Senator John A. DeFrancisco explains his concerns with the public financing of elections.  To watch Your Voice, please click the link provided.

May 21, 2013
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Senator DeFrancisco on Your Voice

On this program of Your Voice, Senator John A. DeFrancisco talks about his bill named after the late Tiffany Heitkamp.  The legislation, which has passed the New York State Senate, would link all of a person’s driving under the influence of alcohol or drug offenses. 

Additionally on Your Voice, Senator DeFrancisco discusses the future of 1-81 through the City of Syracuse, as well as the new state learning standards for New York students.

May 9, 2013
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Senator DeFrancisco Recognizes Our Hometown Heroes on Your Voice

On this special edition of Your Voice in Albany, Senator John A. DeFrancisco honors Irving Cantor, his inductee into the New York State Senate 2013 Veterans’ Hall of Fame.  He also recognizes West Point Cadet Sergeant Brian Callahan of Syracuse, who visited recently visited the Capitol for West Point Day.

 

 

May 9, 2013
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Senator DeFrancisco on Your Voice

On this week's cable program, I discuss legislation that would unseal juvenile records prior to bail hearings for alleged sex offenders.

Last month, David Renz allegedly murdered a woman and sexually assaulted a child in Clay after disconnecting his electronic monitoring bracelet while on bail. He had been implicated in a prior sexual assault case as a teenager, but those records were sealed.

I have introduced this legislation in the hope that it might prevent future tragedies.

 

 

April 25, 2013
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Senator DeFrancisco discusses School Aid and Changes to the STAR Rebate Program on Your Voice

Senator DeFrancisco discusses School Aid and changes to the STAR Rebate Program.

April 16, 2013
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Senator DeFrancisco Recognizes Some Central New York Standouts on Your Voice

On this Your Voice program, I recognize some outstanding individuals within the 50th Senate District, such as Gatorade’s New York Football Player of Year Tyler Rouse and Fayetteville-Manlius High School vocalist Alyssa Napier. I also recognize the 2013 New York Association for Continuing Education Student of the Year recipients, Reginald Dennis and Patricia Gansz.

 

April 9, 2013
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Senator DeFrancisco Discusses Impact of State Budget on Your Voice

On this program of Your Voice in Albany, I explain how the new State Budget will impact health care, education and funding for people with disabilities.  I also discuss certain tax credits that could help businesses offset an increase in the minimum wage.

April 2, 2013
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Senator DeFrancisco Discusses State Budget Bills That Improve Transportation and Public Safety on Your Voice

On this week's Your Voice cable program, State Senator John A. DeFrancisco discusses increased funding for the Consolidated Local Street and Highway Improvement Program, known as CHIPS. These funds will directly go to local governments for highway, bridge and road repairs.  Senator DeFrancisco also talks about the Legislature's rejection of proposed restrictions on plea bargaining, and a measure to provide school districts with more flexibility when hiring retired police officers for school protection.

March 26, 2013
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Senator DeFrancisco on the State Budget

On this week's Your Voice program, State Senator John A. DeFrancisco talks about transportation budget bills, including the increase in funding for the Consolidated Local Street and Highway Improvement Program, known as CHIPS.

March 26, 2013
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Senator DeFrancisco Talks about the Senate's Budget Resolution on Your Voice

On this week’s Your Voice program, Senator John A. DeFrancisco discusses the Senate’s budget resolution, which provides tax relief to middle-class families, helps create jobs in New York state, and restores proposed funding cuts to the Office for People with Disabilities. He also talks about education aid, Medicaid reform and support for struggling municipalities.

March 19, 2013
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Senator DeFrancisco Talks About Tax Breaks for Middle-Class Families on Your Voice

On this week's Your Voice cable program, State Senator John A. DeFrancisco discusses the Senate's Family Tax Relief Act and the Senate's Grown in New York plan. 

March 12, 2013
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