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Senator DeFrancisco Honors 2010 Woman of Distinction, Peggy Liuzzi, Executive Director of Child Care Solutions

Senator DeFrancisco started the "Women of Distinction” Award in 1998 to recognize and honor women who excel in their fields and contribute to the community.  Recipients are women from the 50th District who have exemplified personal excellence and inspired other women to realize mea

May 27, 2010
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Legislative Report with Senator DeFrancisco - 5/26/10

This week on my cable show I discuss keeping state parks open and the lack of progress on a budget for NYS.

May 27, 2010
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Retirement Bill, S7909: Establishes temporary retirement benefit incentives for certain public employees

S7909 Summary

Establishes temporary retirement benefit incentives for certain public employees for the fiscal year 2010-2011; provides additional service credit for certain members of NYS&LERS, NYSTRS, NYCTRS, NYCBERS and NYCERS; eliminates the early retirement reductions at 25 years of service instead of at 30 years of service for retirement during a specified 90 day period for Tier 2, 3 and 4 members of such retirement systems.

 

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May 25, 2010
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SENATOR DEFRANCISCO TO HONOR ONE OF CENTRAL NEW YORK'S "WOMEN OF DISTINCTION"

Senator  John  A.  DeFrancisco  (R-I-C,  Syracuse) will present PeggyLiuzzi,  the  Executive  Director  of  Child  Care Solutions, with the 2010"Women  of Distinction" award for the 50th Senate District. The Senate willhonor  women  from Central New York and throughout the State at a receptionthis evening in Albany.

May 25, 2010
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Edward Smith School Student Council Visits the Capitol

Edward Smith School Student Council Visits the Capitol

May 20, 2010
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Senator DeFrancisco and Ladies Auxiliary of Onondaga County Volunteer Firemen's Association President, Gen Blair, Kick Off the Blue Light Celebration

Senator DeFrancisco and LadiesAuxiliary of OCVFA President, Gen Blair, kicked off Blue Light Night Celebration. The blue lights honor all Volunteer Firemen who give their lives to protect and serve Central New York.

May 13, 2010
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Capitol Report with Senator John DeFrancisco 5/12/10

Senator John DeFrancisco talks about this week's budget extender that includes furloughs for state workers. He speaks about getting an actual budget done for NY, following budget reform laws on 2007 and power for jobs.

May 12, 2010
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Capitol Report with Senator John DeFrancisco 5/5/10

5/5/10 Senator John DeFrancisco honors Chief Petty Officer Jeremy Torrisi who saved 4 Lives in a Firefight in Afghanistan. Torrisi fought off the enemies w grenades & helped wounded even after he was shot in leg. DeFrancisco also discusses S.7678 relating to charter schools and reasons why he will not vote for another budget extender.

May 5, 2010
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Senate Dems Admit Budget Process Still Closed

May 03, 2010 — Senator Democratic Finance Chair Carl Kruger admits the public continues to be closed out of the budget negotations.

May 4, 2010
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Senator John A. DeFrancisco explains his vote on the Charter School bill.

Senator DeFrancisco explains why he is voted "YES" on Charter Schools bill.

Senator DeFrancisco voted "yes" to better the chances of avoiding layoffs to thousands of teachers and other school district employees throughout the State of New York.

May 4, 2010
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Senator DeFrancisco with Library Director Susan Reckhow at the Onondaga Free Library Grand Opening Celebration.

Senator DeFrancisco and Onondaga Free Library Director, Susan Reckhow, tour the recently renovated Children's Section of the Library.

May 3, 2010
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Senator DeFrancisco Celebrates Opening Day 2010 with a Valley Little League Team.

Senator DeFrancisco Celebrates Opening Day 2010 with a Valley Little League Team.

May 3, 2010
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Senator DeFrancisco Recognizes Heroic Silver Star Medal Recipient, Chief Petty Officer Jeremy Torrisi, With A Legislative Resolution

Chief Petty Officer Jeremy K. Torrisi Bravely Saved Four Lives in a                                Firefight

May 3, 2010
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Senator DeFrancisco Recognizes Local West Point Cadets

Sen. John DeFrancisco recently recognized Daniel Walker and Dylan Potter, Central New York West Point cadets during West Point Day at the New York State Capitol. Cadet Walker is from Baldwinsville and is a 2006 graduate of C.W. Baker High School. Cadet Potter is from Marietta and is a 2006 graduate of Marcellus High School.“All of these cadets are exceptional young men and woman, but I am especially proud to honor Dylan Potter and Daniel Walker who are both in my 50th Senate District,” DeFrancisco said.

April 30, 2010
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Capitol Report with Senator John DeFrancisco , April 28, 2010

This program shows a clip of a budget debate between Senator DeFrancisco and the Senate Finance Chair, Karl Kruger. It also features a DeFrancisco debate on legislation to require car dealerships to post gallons per mile with the sponsor of the bill, Senator Squadron.

April 29, 2010
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Faith Heritage School Visits Albany

Faith Heritage School Visits Albany

April 28, 2010
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Senator DeFrancisco Visits with Students at the Solvay Library for a "Creatures of the Deep" Educational Program

Senator DeFrancisco vists Solvay Public Library for a "Creatures of the Deep" Program put on by Nature Educators from Baltimore Woods. Senator DeFrancisco secured a grant that made this and other educational library programs possible.

April 26, 2010
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Senator DeFrancisco with Young Artist Award Recipient, Gregory White II

Senator DeFrancisco congratulates Gregory White II, who received theYoung Artists Award for playing the saxophone.

April 26, 2010
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Senator DeFrancisco Debates Senator Squadron Bill

Senator DeFrancisco Debates Senator Squadron Bill S6141B

April 21, 2010
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Senator DeFrancisco Protests S1635

Senator DeFrancisco protests S1635 - Senate Republicans were successful in defeating this anti-economic development legislation pushed thru by Senate Democrats. Had the Democrats been successful in their attempts to pass this bill, they would have essentially put up a Closed for Business sign on New York State. Passage of the bill would have shut down all economic development activity, increased the number of frivolous lawsuits, and put up obstacles to legitimate environmental projects throughout New York.

April 21, 2010
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