John A. DeFrancisco's Videos

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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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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