John A. DeFrancisco's Videos

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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Senator DeFrancisco Debates Senator Squadron Bill

Senator DeFrancisco Debates Senator Squadron Bill S6141B

April 21, 2010
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Senator DeFrancisco Protests S1635

Senator DeFrancisco protests S1635 - Senate Republicans were successful in defeating this anti-economic development legislation pushed thru by Senate Democrats. Had the Democrats been successful in their attempts to pass this bill, they would have essentially put up a Closed for Business sign on New York State. Passage of the bill would have shut down all economic development activity, increased the number of frivolous lawsuits, and put up obstacles to legitimate environmental projects throughout New York.

April 21, 2010
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Senator DeFrancisco Debates Budget Extenders - Senate Democrats Admit Excluding GOP From Budget

Senator John DeFrancisco (R,C,I Syracuse) discusses the admission by Senate Democrats that Republicans in the Senate and Assembly have not been invited to participate in secret, closed-door budget negotiations. The debate came during a discussion of a budget extender bill that, once again, did not include authority to fund important road, bridge and capital construction projects that employ thousands of people across the state. The lack of funding has resulted in many of those projects to come a halt, and people losing their jobs.

April 20, 2010
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Sen. DeFrancisco Attacks False Democratic Robocalls

During a debate in the state Senate Chamber today, Senate Republicans criticized Senate Democrats for focusing more on misleading, political attack robo phone calls, than on convening joint, public budget negotiations to get a budget done. The debate took place during discussion of another budget extender bill to keep government operating while there is no new budget in place.

April 20, 2010
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Capitol Report with Senator John A. DeFrancisco -- April 14th, 2010

Senator John DeFrancisco explains why he voted against the budget extender bill and updates where the legislature is on getting a budget enacted for this fiscal year. Includes four video clips from the Senate Floor from April 12th

April 14, 2010
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Senator DeFrancisco Debates Senator Kruger About Budget Extenders

Floor Debate about Budget Extenders with Senator Kruger

April 13, 2010
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Capitol Report with NYS Senator John DeFrancisco, 4/8/10

Capitol Report with NYS Senator John DeFrancisco-4/8/10

April 12, 2010
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NYS Senator John DeFrancisco Legislative Update - 3/24/10

Senator DeFrancisco Disccuses the Budget.

March 25, 2010
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Legislative Report with Senator John DeFrancisco: March 17, 2010

Legislative Report with Senator John DeFrancisco - March 17, 2010. Senator DeFrancisco talks about Lt. Gov. Richard Ravitch's budget proposal and Medicaid Fraud.

March 19, 2010
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NYS Legislative Report with Senator John DeFrancisco: March 10, 2010

NYS Senator John DeFrancisco gives an update on the budget process this year and talks about the need for joint public budget conference committee hearings. He says it's something the legislature didn't do last year.

March 19, 2010
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Legislative Report with Senator John DeFrancisco: March 3, 2010

Senator DeFrancisco talks about the recent controversy surrounding Governor Paterson and the Gov's proposal to delay state income tax refunds. Also discussion and a video clip of a public hearing on human services about nutrition and food stamps.

March 19, 2010
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NYS Senator John DeFrancisco "Legislative Report"

In this weeks Episode Senator DeFrancisco Discusses the Proposed "Sugar Tax" and the negative aspects of withholding State Tax Refund Checks.  

February 25, 2010
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Senator DeFrancisco Discusses Soda Tax with Richard Daines, NYS Commissioner of Health

Joint Budget Hearing on Health/Medicaid: Senator DeFrancisco discusses soda tax with Richard Daines, NYS Commissioner of Health.

February 16, 2010
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Senator DeFrancisco Discussing Upstate - New York City disparities in funding in a budget hearing with Mayor Bloomberg. Part II

(Part 2 of 2)

Part II - Senator DeFrancisco and Mayor Bloomberg discuss disparities in funding between upstate and downstate during the 2010 Joint Budget Hearing on Local Government/General government.  

February 11, 2010
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Senator DeFrancisco Dicussing Upstate - New York City Disparaties in Funding in a Budget Hearing with Mayor Bloomberg. Part I

(Part 1 of 2)

Senator DeFrancisco and Mayor Bloomberg discuss disparities in funding between upstate and downstate during the 2010 Joint Budget Hearing on Local Government/General government.  

February 11, 2010
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Senator DeFrancisco Implores Democrats to Show up

Senator John A. DeFrancisco (R-I-C, Syracuse) implores the Democrat "reformers" to start walking the walk and show up to session.

June 19, 2009
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