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.
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.
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.
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.