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Capitol Report with Senator John DeFrancisco, 3/9/11

Senator DeFrancisco discusses the findings of the Medicaid Redesign Team.

March 11, 2011
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Capitol Report with Senator John A. DeFrancisco, 3/2/11

Senator DeFrancisco Discusses Final Days of Budget Hearings and What's Next in Achieving an On-Time Budget

March 4, 2011
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Capitol Report with NYS Senator John DeFrancisco February 14, 2010

This week, I discuss what we have heard in Finance Committee Budget Hearings so far. I also talk about complying with the Budget Reform Act, which ensures an on-time budget.

February 16, 2011
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Budget Hearing Recap With Senator DeFrancisco on Capitol Tonight

Senator DeFrancisco gives a Budget Hearing Recap on Capitol Tonight.

February 11, 2011
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NYS Legislative Report with Senator John DeFrancisco - January 24, 2011

On my cable show yesterday, I discussed what my role as Finance Chair means for in 2011 Budget Process, and a tax credit program for small businesses in New York State.

January 25, 2011
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Senator DeFrancisco speaks on Job Creation in NYS

Senator DeFrancisco speaks at the Job Creation News Conference, January 19, 2011.

January 20, 2011
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Senator DeFrancisco Questions Senator Kruger on the Budget

Senator DeFrancisco questioned Senator Kruger on the increased spending in this year's late budget - and the 2007 Reform Bill that has not been followed in this year's budget process.

June 30, 2010
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Capitol Report with Senator John DeFrancisco - June 23, 2010

Senator John DeFrancisco talks about the 12th budget extender and possibility of passing a budget by June 28.

June 24, 2010
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Capitol Report with Senator John DeFrancisco, June 16th, 2010

More than half of the budget has been passed by weekly budget extenders with only $1.1 billion in cuts having been made.   Since the deficit is $9.2 billion, it is obviously unlikely that $8.1 billion in cuts will be found in the portion of the budget that remains to be done. As I've said from the beginning, the piecemeal manner in which the budget is being passed by the Senate Democrats will inevitably lead our state to more taxes and borrowing.  I will continue to fight against new taxes and borrowing.

June 18, 2010
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Capitol Report with Senator John DeFrancisco -- June 9, 2010

40 Percent of Budget Passed With No Republican Minority Input. On my Cable Show this week, I discuss the recent health care cuts that were included in the Budget.

June 11, 2010
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Senator DeFrancisco Questions Senator Kruger on Most Recent Proposed Budget Extender

June 1, 2010 - Senator DeFrancisco Questions Senator Kruger on the late budget and the most recent budget extender.

June 2, 2010
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Senator DeFrancisco Honors 2010 Woman of Distinction, Peggy Liuzzi, Executive Director of Child Care Solutions

Senator DeFrancisco started the "Women of Distinction” Award in 1998 to recognize and honor women who excel in their fields and contribute to the community.  Recipients are women from the 50th District who have exemplified personal excellence and inspired other women to realize mea

May 27, 2010
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Legislative Report with Senator DeFrancisco - 5/26/10

This week on my cable show I discuss keeping state parks open and the lack of progress on a budget for NYS.

May 27, 2010
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Capitol Report with Senator John DeFrancisco 5/12/10

Senator John DeFrancisco talks about this week's budget extender that includes furloughs for state workers. He speaks about getting an actual budget done for NY, following budget reform laws on 2007 and power for jobs.

May 12, 2010
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Capitol Report with Senator John DeFrancisco 5/5/10

5/5/10 Senator John DeFrancisco honors Chief Petty Officer Jeremy Torrisi who saved 4 Lives in a Firefight in Afghanistan. Torrisi fought off the enemies w grenades & helped wounded even after he was shot in leg. DeFrancisco also discusses S.7678 relating to charter schools and reasons why he will not vote for another budget extender.

May 5, 2010
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Senate Dems Admit Budget Process Still Closed

May 03, 2010 — Senator Democratic Finance Chair Carl Kruger admits the public continues to be closed out of the budget negotations.

May 4, 2010
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Senator John A. DeFrancisco explains his vote on the Charter School bill.

Senator DeFrancisco explains why he is voted "YES" on Charter Schools bill.

Senator DeFrancisco voted "yes" to better the chances of avoiding layoffs to thousands of teachers and other school district employees throughout the State of New York.

May 4, 2010
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Capitol Report with Senator John DeFrancisco , April 28, 2010

This program shows a clip of a budget debate between Senator DeFrancisco and the Senate Finance Chair, Karl Kruger. It also features a DeFrancisco debate on legislation to require car dealerships to post gallons per mile with the sponsor of the bill, Senator Squadron.

April 29, 2010
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