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The 2015-16 New York State Budget

The $142 billion 2015-16 New York State Budget reflects the Senate's continued commitment to strengthening the economy, increasing education aid, and reducting the tax burden for New Yorkers.  For highligts of the 2015-16 State Budget, please click on the file below. 

April 1, 2015
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2015 LEGISLATIVE QUESTIONNAIRE - THE RESULTS

(Thank you for taking the time to complete my legislative questionnaire.  The survey is now closed.)

As your State Senator, I am doing my best to help make New York a better place to live and work.

With the 2015 Legislative Session underway, I value your continued input on several key state issues that will be debated throughout the year. That is why, before legislative session began, I asked all constituents of the 50th Senate District to complete a legislative questionnaire, which more than 4,600 people filled out and returned to me, either by mail or online.  

December 18, 2014
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Senator John A. DeFrancisco attends groundbreaking for Salina Crossings

This morning, Senator John A. DeFrancisco attended a ceremonial groundbreaking for Salina Crossings, a $14.8 million dollar mixed-use development comprised of 6,000 square feet of retail space and 49 housing units. Eight of these housing units will be reserved for people with traumatic brain injuries, with another seven reserved for people with hearing impairments or mobility issues.

 

May 1, 2015
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Committee Meeting: Finance Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Finance  Senator John A. DeFrancisco, Chair  12 Noon, Tuesday, May 5, 2015  Room 124 CAP

May 5, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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UPDATE FROM ALBANY: SENATOR DEFRANCISCO TALKS ABOUT WHAT'S NEXT ON THE AGENDA FOR THE 2015 LEGISLATIVE SESSION

On this week's Your Voice cable program, State Senator John A. DeFrancisco talks about the wonderful Honor Flight Syracuse ceremony that he was happy to participate in this past Saturday.  He also highlights two volunteers from the Baldwinsville community, who he helped recognize over the weekend at a special event. 

April 28, 2015
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Senator DeFrancisco Participates in Welcome Home Ceremony for Honor Flight Syracuse Mission 5

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco poses with cadets and a World War II veteran after the Honor Fight Syracuse "Welcome Home" ceremony at Hancock Airport on Saturday, April 25, 2015. Senator DeFrancisco helped welcome home the 81 veterans who were on the Honor Flight and to thank them for their dedicated military service. 

Honor Flight is a not-for-profit organization that flies veterans to and from their war memorials in Washington, D.C.  Hundreds of family and friends of the veterans also participated in Saturday's ceremony.  

April 27, 2015
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Senator DeFrancisco Attends Symphoria Wind Quintet Performance at Petit Branch Library

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco enjoyed a medley of tunes, performed by the Symphoria Wind Quintet, at Petit Branch Library in Syracuse on Saturday, April 25, 2015.  The community concert was supported by a library grant that Senator DeFrancisco helped to secure. 

April 27, 2015
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Committee Meeting: Finance Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Finance  Senator John A. DeFrancisco, Chair  Tuesday, April 28, 2015  Room 332 CAP

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN TIME AND LOCATION.THIS MEETING WILL BE CALLED OFF THE FLOOR.

April 28, 4:40 PM - 4:46 PM
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Update from Albany: Senator DeFrancisco Evaluates Certain Budget Items on Your Voice

On the featured program of Your Voice, State Senator John A. DeFrancisco talks about StartUp-NY, the I-81 Viaduct, and the Tappan Zee Bridge plan. 

 

April 23, 2015
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Committee Meeting: Finance Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Finance Senator John A. DeFrancisco, Chair 11:00 AM, Wednesday, April 22, 2015 Room 124 CAP

April 22, 11:00 AM - 11:58 AM
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2015 Legislative Questionnaire Results

To view a graph of the final results of my legislative questionnaire, please click on the file below.  Thank you, again, for taking the time to complete the survey and to share your thoughts with me on various key state issues. 

April 9, 2015
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Update from Albany: Senator DeFrancisco Talks About New Ethics Reforms on Your Voice

On this Your Voice cable show, State Senator John A. DeFrancisco talks about the new ethics reforms that are included in the 2015-16 State Budget, including income disclosures. 

 

 

April 6, 2015
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Update from Albany: Senator DeFrancisco Discusses Details of the 2015-16 State Budget on Your Voice

On the featured Your Voice program, Senate Finance Chairman John A. DeFrancisco explains what was allocated for the sectors that impact the lives of New Yorkers. Some of these budget measures include state education aid, transportation funding, and road and bridge projects. 

April 1, 2015
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Committee Meeting: Finance Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Finance  Senator John A. DeFrancisco, Chair  Tuesday, March 31, 2015  Room 332 CAP

*THIS MEETING WILL BE CALLED OF THE FLOOR AND HELD IN ROOM 332*

March 31, 10:00 PM - 10:03 PM
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Committee Meeting: Finance Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Finance Senator John A. DeFrancisco, Chair Tuesday, March 31, 2015 Room 332 CAP

*THIS MEETING WILL BE CALLED OFF THE FLOOR AND HELD IN ROOM 332 CAP*

March 31, 6:35 PM - 6:37 PM
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Committee Meeting: Finance Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Finance  Senator John A. DeFrancisco, Chair  Tuesday, March 31, 2015  Room335 CAP

*THIS MEETING WILL BE CALLED OFF THE FLOOR AND HELD IN ROOM 332CAP*

March 31, 4:45 PM - 4:52 PM
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SENATOR DEFRANCISCO ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR CENTRO IN NEW YORK STATE BUDGET

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco announced today (3/31/15) that the new State Budget includes an extra $25 million for Upstate transit systems including Centro. The additional money should help to close Centro's $4.5 million budget gap and to maintain all of its busing services.

“Many hardworking individuals rely on Centro to get to and from work, or to medical care and other necessary appointments,” said Senator DeFrancisco. “When I first learned of Centro's deficit, which would result in service cuts, I fought to help get Centro its much needed state support. I'm very pleased to inform Central New Yorkers that this funding is in the budget."

March 31, 2015
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Update from Albany: Senator DeFrancisco Talks About Education Aid, Ethics Reform, and Minimum Wage on Your Voice

March 30, 2015 - On this Your Voice cable program, State Senator John A. DeFrancisco discusses ethics reform, school funding, teacher evaluations, education tax credits, and minimum wage in New York state.

 

March 30, 2015
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Committee Meeting: Finance Meeting

 Senate Standing Committee on Finance  Senator John A. DeFrancisco, Chair  Monday, March 30, 2015  Room 332 CAP

March 30, 3:33 PM - 4:26 PM
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Committee Meeting: Finance Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Finance  Senator John A. DeFrancisco, Chair  Tuesday, March 24, 2015  Room 332 CAP

*This meeting will be called OFF THE FLOOR and held in Room 332 CAP* 

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March 24, 6:00 PM - 6:03 PM
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