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Public Hearing: Review existing tax policy and discuss reform initiatives

Senate Standing Committee on Finance
Chair: Senator John A. DeFrancisco
and Senate Standing Committee on Investigations and Government Operations
Chair: Senator Carl L. Marcellino
Public Hearing: Review existing tax policy and discuss reform initiatives
Place: Syracuse City Hall, Common Council Chambers, 3rd Floor, 233 East
Washington Street, Syracuse, New York
Time: 10:30 A.M.
Contact: Dottie Pohlid (518) 455-3511
ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

September 5, 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
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Senator DeFrancisco Reads to Children at Marcellus Library

Senator John A. DeFrancisco was a guest reader at Marcellus Library on July 25, 2013.Senator DeFrancisco read stories to the children and spoke about the importance of reading.

July 26, 2013
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Public Hearing: Review existing tax policy and discuss reform initiatives

Senate Standing Committee on Finance
Chair: Senator John A. DeFrancisco
and Senate Standing Committee on Investigations and Government Operations
Chair: Senator Carl L. Marcellino
Public Hearing: Review existing tax policy and discuss reform initiatives
Place: Van Buren Hearing Room A, Legislative Office Building, 2nd Floor,
Albany, New York
Time: 10:00 A.M.
Contact: Dottie Pohlid (518) 455-3511
ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

 

September 4, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Public Hearing: Review existing tax policy and discuss reform initiatives

Senate Standing Committee on FinanceChair: Senator John A. DeFranciscoPublic Hearing: Review existing tax policy and discuss reform initiativesPlace: Long Island (location to be determined)Time: 10:00 A.M.Contact: Dottie Pohlid (518) 455-3511ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

October 3, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Public Hearing: Review existing tax policy and discuss reform initiatives

Senate Standing Committee on FinanceChair: Senator John A. DeFranciscoand Senate Standing Committee on Investigations and Government OperationsChair: Senator Carl L. MarcellinoPublic Hearing: Review existing tax policy and discuss reform initiativesPlace: Senate Hearing Room, 250 Broadway, 19th Floor, New York, New YorkTime: 10:00 A.M.Contact: Dottie Pohlid (518) 455-3511ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

October 4, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Senator DeFrancisco Observes Young Scientists Day at Fayetteville Free Library

Senator John A. DeFrancisco looks on as Tom Otis, a Fayetteville science teacher, shows an excited group of children the "books on eggs" experiment. Young Scientists Day was held at the Fayetteville Free Library on July 25, 2013. Library Director Sue Considine is also featured in the picture.

July 26, 2013
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SENATOR DEFRANCISCO PROMOTES LEGISLATION TO HELP MORE YOUNG PEOPLE SUCCEED IN SCHOOL AND THE WORKPLACE

Assemblymember Sam Roberts held a press conference on July 26, 2013, with Senator John A. DeFrancisco to urge the Governor to sign into law a bill they authored to reduce the number of part-time hours needed to qualify for the NY Youth Works program (A.7928-A/S.4762-A). The press conference was held at Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection, a nationally recognized Syracuse City youth development and dropout prevention program that helps students stay in school and successfully graduate high school ready for post-secondary education and employment.

July 26, 2013
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August 9, 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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Senator DeFrancisco Will Host Auburn Office Hours

State Senator John DeFrancisco will host Auburn office hours on Friday, August 9th.

Senator DeFrancisco and members of his staff will be on hand to speak with constituents from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Stardust Building at 2 State Street in Auburn.

To schedule an appointment, please call the district office at 315-428-7632.

July 24, 2013
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Senator DeFrancisco Celebrates the 15th Anniversary of the Cycling the Erie Canal Bike Tour

On July 10, 2013, State Senator John A. DeFrancisco helped mark the 15th anniversary of the Cycling the Erie Canal bike tour, by presenting a legislative resolution to organizers during a half-way point celebration at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo in Syracuse.  Hundreds of bicycle riders from across the country participate in Cycling the Erie Canal, which began in Buffalo and will end in Albany on July 14th.

July 11, 2013
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Senator DeFrancisco to Read at Local Libraries this Summer

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco is a strong supporter of literacy and our local libraries.  During the summer, Senator DeFrancisco will be a guest reader at several public libraries throughout the Central New York community.  Please check back, as we continue to add more dates and library locations to the list.

July 2, 2013
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Senator DeFrancisco Participates in the Owasco Watershed Lake Association's Annual Lake Day

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco attended the Owasco Watershed Lake Association's annual lake day at Emerson Park on June 26, 2013.  Senator DeFrancisco, along with Senator Michael Nozzolio and Assemblyman Gary Finch, presented organizers with a legislative resolution recognizing the Owasco Watershed Lake Association's 25th Anniversary.   

June 28, 2013
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Senator DeFrancisco Helps Announce a Competitive Grant Program for Community Land Banks

On June 26, 2013, State Senator John A. DeFrancisco joined New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman for a press conference on Marcellus Street in Syracuse to announce a plan that would give $20 million to community land banks, so cities can turn vacant properties over to new owners. 

June 28, 2013
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Senator DeFrancisco Discusses Pulse Oximetry Testing on Your Voice

On the featured program of Your Voice, Senator John A. DeFrancisco discusses legislation that would require all birthing facilities to screen newborn babies for congenital heart defects through a process called pulse oximetry screening.

June 28, 2013
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New York State Senate Passes Women's Equality Agenda

The New York State Senate passed an historic package of nine bills that would ensure equal pay for women, strengthen laws against human trafficking, provide greater support for victims of domestic violence, stop sexual harassment, and curb discrimination of women in the workplace.  The "Women's Equality Agenda" would:

June 24, 2013
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2013 Legislative Session Overview

For a summary of actions taken by the NYS Senate during the 2013 Legislative Session, please click on the link below.

 

June 24, 2013
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Committee Meeting: Finance Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Finance Senator John A. DeFrancisco, Chair Friday, June 21, 2013 Room 332CAP

*THIS MEETING WILL BE CALLED OFF THE FLOOR*

June 21, 11:00 PM - 11:10 PM
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Committee Meeting: Finance Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Finance Senator John A. DeFrancisco, Chair Friday, June 21, 2013 Room 332 CAP

June 21, 4:47 PM - 4:49 PM
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Committee Meeting: Finance Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Finance Senator John A. DeFrancisco, Chair Thursday, June 20, 2013 Room 332 CAP

*This meeting will be called off the floor*

THE SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE WILL CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING NOMINATIONS:

TO APPEAR:

Thomas F. Prendergast as Chairman and CEO of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority John J. Molloy as a Member of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Mitchell H. Pally as a Member of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Matthew L. Biben as a Trustee of the Board of Trustees of Cornell University

Eric Corngold as a Member of the Board of Trustees of the State University of New York

NOT APPEARING:

June 20, 8:46 PM - 9:10 PM
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Committee Meeting: Finance Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Finance Senator John A. DeFrancisco, Chair Thursday , June 20, 2013 Room 335 CAP

June 20, 3:25 PM - 4:00 PM
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