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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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Senator DeFrancisco Fights for Bill to Protect Children from Drug Law Offenders

Senator John A. DeFrancisco (R-I-C, Syracuse) today advocated for a bill that was just introduced that would fix a dangerous problem created by legislation that was passed earlier this year. The enacted legislation, which is set to take effect on June 8th, would allow courts to seal the criminal records of certain drug felons when they complete drug court, so there will be no record of their conviction when they apply for employment.

May 28, 2009
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Senator DeFrancisco Debates the MTA Bailout Bill on the Senate Floor

The secretly-negotiated MTA bailout deal is a massive new mandate that will drive up local property taxes, increase taxes on jobs and do nothing to reform the bloated and wasteful spending by the Authority. Even worse, the plan does nothing for Upstate New York.

May 8, 2009
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Senator DeFrancisco Blasts Upstate Democrats on MTA Bailout

Senator DeFrancisco says it’s time for Senators David Valesky and Daryl Aubertine to start showing some independence, and fight for Upstate New York.

May 8, 2009
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MTA Bailout Bill (5/6/09)

Senator DeFrancisco comments on the MTA Bailout Bill

May 7, 2009
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NYS Beer and Wine Tax Hikes Take Effect

Senator John A. DeFrancisco (R-I-C, Syracuse) today commented on the state tax increases on beer and wine . The tax hikes were part of the 2009-10 state budget pushed through by Governor Paterson and Senate Democrats, and opposed by Senator DeFrancisco and his Republican colleagues in the Senate.

May 4, 2009
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STAR Rebate On-line Petition

Senator John A. DeFrancisco and members of the Senate Republican Conference launch a statewide, grass-roots petition drive to restore the STAR property tax relief rebate checks that were eliminated by Democrats, and are very important to middle-class families.

May 1, 2009
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