On this week’s Your Voice cable program, I review video highlights from the Joint Budget Hearing on Public Protection. I also provide a video excerpt from the Judiciary Committee Hearing for Court of Appeals nominee Jenny Rivera, in which I call into question Rivera's credentials for the specific job.
As Chairman of the State Senate Finance Committee, I continue to seek important answers during ongoing budget hearings in Albany. On the following Your Voice cable program, I discuss my questioning of the NYS Office of Children and Family Services Commissioner on the status of revised day care provider regulations. Finally on Your Voice, I talk about the effort to end the utility tax surcharge.
Senator John A. DeFrancisco had the honor of performing with the legendary band The Blacklites on January 26, 2013. In the featured video, Senator DeFrancisco is singing "Play That Funky Music" with the band members.
On this program of Your Voice in Albany, Senator John DeFrancisco talks about the new gun-control measures that are part of the NY SAFE Act. He also discusses legislation he introduced that would hold landlords accountable for paying their taxes.
On this program of Your Voice in Albany, Senate Finance Chairman John DeFrancisco explains the budget process and the joint public budget hearing schedule. He also talks about the honor of receiving the Guardian of Small Business Award by the NFIB and initiatives to help local businesses.
Your Voice is a televised show that is taped in Albany. On the following Your Voice program, State Senator John A. DeFrancisco discusses the Joint Budget Hearing on Education and his frustration with a failed teacher evaluation agreement in the New York City school district. You can watch his exchange with union leaders from the United Federation of Teachers by clicking on the link above.
On the cable program, Your Voice, Senator John A. DeFrancisco provides an overview of the 2013 Legislative Session and discusses the new leadership coalition in the State Senate. He also shares some highlights from the Regional Economic Development Council awards ceremony. This Your Voice program was taped in Albany on January 14, 2013.
On this program of the cable show, Your Voice, State Senator John A. DeFrancisco recognizes young adults from Central New York, who visited the Capitol during legislative session. They include World Karate Champion Christopher Collins, Gatorade’s National Basketball Player of the Year Breanna Stewart, and the Cicero-North Syracuse Girls Basketball state champions.
The New York State Senate passed a number of bills during the 2012 legislative session to help create jobs, increase public safety, and improve school performance, which are discussed on my weekly cable show, Your Voice.
On this program, I talk about a new state measure that will help combat cyber-bullying, the “Public Assistance Integrity Act” that would safeguard taxpayer dollars, and a bill that would require beneficiaries of government paid prescription benefits to pay their co-payments.
On this program of the cable show, Your Voice, State Senator John A. DeFrancisco discusses a bill that would better protect children from online bullying, and a bill that would make college more affordable for families.
During the cable program, Your Voice, I discuss tax reform initiatives that would help increase economic development in New York state. I also talk about legislation that would strengthen state boating laws and help prevent accidents on our waterways.
On this week's edition of Your Voice in Albany, State Senator John A. DeFrancisco discusses legislation that could help save 100 jobs in Syracuse, funding for public libraries, and his honoree for the "2012 Women of Distinction" recognition ceremony. The Senator also shows highlights from some Little League opening games. This Your Voice program was taped on May 14, 2012.
On this week’s edition of Your Voice, I discuss my bill that passed in the New York State Senate, requiring state agencies to pay timely interest on money owed to not-for-profits. This legislation presently awaits action in the State Assembly.
I also discuss legislation to better protect our children from sex offenders. Plus, I share my concern over some of the recent errors with the state’s student exams.
In order to save and create jobs in New York state during this down economy, it is important now more than ever to take action.
On this week’s edition of Your Voice in Albany, I discuss a tax cutting plan that could help jump start more businesses in New York state and create jobs. I also discuss a tax incentive that could help veterans obtain jobs after serving our country, and I weigh in on the current debate over whether or not to raise the minimum wage in New York state.
The 2012-12 budget increases aid to school districts, provides Medicaid relief to counties, and restores funding to the EPIC program. It also is the second state budget in a row that spends less than the prior year. This is the first time that this has been done in 30 years. You can hear more about the budget on this televised edition of Your Voice in Albany. The video was taped on March 29, 2012.