John A. Defrancisco's posts related to Budget

Letter to the Editor Regarding STAR

Dear Editor: I read with great interest the article, “Star Tax Relief Loses More of Its Luster” in the October 5, 2009 issue of your paper, which discussed the Legislature’s reduction of star benefits and the elimination of star rebate checks.  In the article it was stated that the “Legislature quietly” took these actions.  In fact, the actions were not taken by all Legislators and some Legislators were anything but quiet about it. During the public hearings, as the Republican Ranking member on the Finance Committee,  I  spoke  loudly,&nbsp

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

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

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

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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.  

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.

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.

NYS Senator John DeFrancisco Legislative Update - 3/24/10

Senator DeFrancisco Disccuses the Budget.

Senator DeFrancisco Debates Senator Kruger About Budget Extenders

Floor Debate about Budget Extenders with Senator Kruger

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

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.

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.