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Senator DeFrancisco Helps Promote New York Youth Works Program

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco is pictured with Paul Nojaim and Anette Rivera on April 27, 2012, at Nojaim Brothers Supermarket in Syracuse.  Senator DeFrancisco was at the supermarket to raise awareness about the New York Youth Works program, which encourages businesses to hire unemployed, disadvantaged youth.  Rivera, who has been an employee at Nojaim Brothers Supermarket since age 14, will graduate from LeMoyne College.  Nojaim has signed up for the New York Youth Works program.  Businesses may apply for certification online at www.jobs.ny.gov/youthworks.

April 30, 2012
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Senator DeFrancisco Celebrates Opening Day of the North Syracuse Little League Baseball Season

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco is pictured with members of the North Syracuse Little League baseball team on Saturday, April 28, 2012.  The Senator, who played baseball in high school and at Syracuse University, participated in opening ceremonies and threw out the first pitch.  He also helped kick off the season with members of the Valley Little League and the Southside American Little League teams.

April 30, 2012
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GOVERNOR SIGNS LEGISLATION TO EXPAND THE FOREIGN TRADE ZONE AREA

New York State Senator John A. DeFrancisco announced that Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law legislation (S6471) that expands Onondaga County’s foreign trade zone to include Cayuga, Oswego, and Madison counties.

April 30, 2012
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Senator DeFrancisco Helped Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Greater Baldwinsville Ambulance Corps

Senator John A. DeFrancisco presented a Citation to members of the Greater Baldwinsville Ambulance Corps on April 28, 2012.  The GBAC is celebrating its 50th Anniversary.

April 30, 2012
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Senator DeFrancisco Celebrates Opening Day of the 2012 Little League Baseball and Softball Season

Senator John A. DeFrancisco is pictured with members of the Southside American Little League team in Syracuse on Saturday, April 28th.  The Senator participated in opening ceremonies.   

April 30, 2012
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Senator DeFrancisco Discusses Job Creation Plan on Your Voice in Albany

In order to save and create jobs in New York state during this down economy, it is important now more than ever to take action.

On this week’s edition of Your Voice in Albany, I discuss a tax cutting plan that could help jump start more businesses in New York state and create jobs. I also discuss a tax incentive that could help veterans obtain jobs after serving our country, and I weigh in on the current debate over whether or not to raise the minimum wage in New York state.

April 27, 2012
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Senator DeFrancisco with the Bishop Ludden Boys Basketball Team

Senator John A. DeFrancisco presented the Bishop Ludden Boys Basketball Team with a Resolution in Albany on April 26th, 2012.  He honored the team for winning the State Class B Championship.

April 27, 2012
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Committee Meeting: Finance Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Finance Senator John A. DeFrancisco, Chair 11:00 AM, Tuesday, May 1, 2012 Room 124 CAP

May 1, 11:00 AM - 11:38 AM
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Committee Meeting: Finance Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on FinanceSenator John A. DeFrancisco, ChairWednesday, April 25, 2012Room 332 CAP*This meeting will be called off the floor*

April 25, 3:27 PM - 4:16 PM
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Senator DeFrancisco on Your Voice As State Budget was Nearing Completion

The 2012-12 budget increases aid to school districts, provides Medicaid relief to counties, and restores funding to the EPIC program. It also is the second state budget in a row that spends less than the prior year. This is the first time that this has been done in 30 years.  You can hear more about the budget on this televised edition of Your Voice in Albany.  The video was taped on March 29, 2012.

April 23, 2012
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Senator DeFrancisco Discusses Foreign Trade Zone and New York Works on Your Voice

Senator John A. DeFrancisco discusses his bill to expand the Foreign Trade Zone on this week's edition of Your Voice in Albany. He also talks about local projects under the "New York Works" program, to help fix roads, bridges and parks, while creating jobs.

April 20, 2012
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Earth Day 2012 Poster Contest: District 50

Dear Participant:

Thank you for your wonderful contribution to the New York State Senate’s Earth Day Poster Contest. This year, we received outstanding posters that exemplify the creativity of our students in the 50th Senatorial District.

Each of the entries from my district displayed tremendous originality and vision, as well as an obvious concern for the ecological future of our communities and our state. I am proud of your work and that of your classmates and encourage you to continue to study and learn more about the positive impact you can have on our environment.

I am pleased to announce that the winner of the 2012 Earth Day Poster Contest from my District is:

Daiton Daibo-Williams

Grade: 5

April 20, 2012
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"New York Works" Projects in Central New York

Major work on roads, bridges and other infrastructure projects will take place under the "New York Works" program to spur economic growth across the state.

The NY Works dam and flood control projects in Central New York are as follows: 

April 18, 2012
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Committee Meeting: Finance Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Finance Senator John A. DeFrancisco, Chair 11:00 AM, Wednesday, April 18, 2012 Room 124 CAP

April 18, 10:00 AM - 10:26 AM
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April is Autism Awareness Month

April is designated "Autism Spectrum Disorder Awareness Month" in New York state, to raise awareness about the disorder, and to support families of autistic individuals.

As your Senator, I was proud to co-sponsor a bill last year, which Governor Cuomo signed into law, that will provide families with better access to critically important medical care for both adults and children who have autism.

April 9, 2012
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Senator DeFrancisco Discusses State Budget Process on The Campbell Conversations

Speaking with Grant Reeher on WRVO's The Campbell Conversations just before the budget passed, State Senator John DeFrancisco describes the budget process and discusses whether or not it has improved in recent years.  Seantor DeFrancisco also discusses political redistricting and whether a constitutional amendment will fundamentally change the process.  To hear the Senator's interview, click here.

You can also visit http://www.wrvo.fm/post/john-defrancisco-campbell-conversations

 

 

April 3, 2012
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New York State Senate Completes Second Consecutive Early Passage of State Budget

Posted by Majority Press on Friday, March 30th, 2012

For the second consecutive year, the New York State Senate has completed an early passage of the state budget. The 2012-13 state budget achieves the Senate Republicans’ goals of reducing state spending, not raising taxes and creating new private sector jobs. The new state fiscal year begins April 1st.

April 2, 2012
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Committee Meeting: Finance Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Finance Senator John A. DeFrancisco, Chair Thursday, March 29, 2012 Room 332 CAP

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March 29, 4:00 PM - 4:09 PM
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