The New York State Labor Department’s “Jobs Express” website takes thousands of jobs listed on the New York State Jobs Bank and sorts them by region to help job seekers evaluate what industries are growing in their area. It also helps them find out what opportunities are available in specific economic sectors. Currently, the New York State Job Bank has 42,370 job openings. According to the NYS Labor Department, there are currently 2,373 job openings in Central New York.
Senator John A. DeFrancisco has announced that Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law a bill that he co-sponsored (S.4005A), which will enable individuals with autism spectrum disorders to receive insurance coverage for screening, diagnosis and treatment.
Senator John A. DeFrancisco applauded the state’s decision to reschedule the due date for a mandated Medicaid payment from counties, a move that will spare Onondaga County homeowners and taxpayers an unexpected $2 million mandate next year.
Senator John A. DeFrancisco has requested that New York State Department of Transportation (NYS DOT) Commissioner Joan McDonald ease the restrictions on commercial vehicles and allow smaller vehicles, such as pickup trucks, to continue to use Onondaga Lake Parkway.
This year’s theme for National Fire Prevention Week is “Protect Your Family From Fire.” As a proud grandfather of eight, I know how important it is to follow the advice of fire safety experts. I always check the working order of my home’s smoke detectors, minimize the use of potential fire hazards, such as candles, and I like to plan and practice a fire escape route with my family. Simple steps like these can help save lives.
Sadly, every year numerous fires devastate homes, businesses and families throughout Central New York. My thoughts are always with the victims as they try and recover. I also commend all of the brave firefighters, who work daily to protect the lives and properties of residents in my district.
On October 7, 2011, Senator John A. DeFrancisco helped celebrate the 100th birthday of the Republic of China, know as Taiwan. The Taiwanese flag was raised at Syracuse City Hall. Senator DeFrancisco spoke at the event.
Senator John A. DeFrancisco (R-I-C Syracuse) has announced that Governor Cuomo signed into law two tax bills that he sponsored this year.
The first law amends an existing tax law to allow for a refund when a personal or corporate income tax overpayment is made instead of applying it to the following year.
Senator John A. DeFrancisco helped celebrate the opening of La Casita Cultural Center, located in the The Lincoln Building on Otisco Street in Syracuse. The center is the only Latino cultural center in the region. It is a project of Syracuse University. A grand opening celebration was held on September 28th.
"It really didn't hurt!" Senator John A. DeFrancisco jokes with seniors, as he gets his cholesterol checked at his 2011 Senior Fair. The free event drew hundreds of senior citizens to the NYS Fairgrounds on September 28th. More than 70 exhibitors provided attendees with information on healthcare, housing, transportation, etc. There were also free health screenings for interested senior citizens.
Also at the 2011 Senior Fair, Senator DeFrancisco helped announce details about the program, Embracing Age. Franciscan Companies have launched this new program, as a way to provide membership concierge service for the growing senior citizen population.
Senator John A. DeFrancisco (R-I-C, Syracuse) announced that his bill (S4146), which mandates that the Sex Offender Registry must reflect changes in an offender’s treatment or supervision level has become law.
Senator John A. DeFrancisco took part in a groundbreaking ceremony on September 26, 2011, for Phase II of Riverknoll at Radisson in Baldwinsville, NY. The construction project is an 80-unit affordable rental complex.
Senator John DeFrancisco is pictured with staff members from Medical Answering Services in Syracuse. The company, which provides Medicaid transportation management services throughout New York State, has announced the creation of 80 new jobs in Syracuse.
Senator DeFrancisco stands with Mike Behnke near the 9/11 Memorial Monument at Sheridan Park in Syracuse. The monument is etched with names and shields of first responders who died in the September 11th terrorist attacks.