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Senator DeFrancisco Shares Legislative Survey Results

Friends:

I recently sent out a survey asking constituents of my Senate District their opinions on important budget issues facing our state. Below, you will find a link to the results of this survey.

As you can see, my constituents overwhelmingly want state government to control its spending. I do too. During the budget hearings as Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, I aggressively advocated for this position.

I am pleased to tell you that the budget not only was on time but it calls for less spending than last year. This is the first time in more than 15 years that state spending will decrease.

April 4, 2011
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Senator DeFrancisco Discusses the Budget with Liz Benjamin on Capitol Tonight.

Interview on Capitol Tonight with Liz Benjamin, 3/31/11.

April 1, 2011
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Committee Meeting: Finance Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Finance Senator John A. DeFrancisco, Chair 11:00 AM, Tuesday, April 5, 2011 Room 124 CAP

April 5, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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Committee Meeting: Finance Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Finance Senator John A. DeFrancisco, Chair  Wednesday, March 30, 2011  Off The Floor-Room 332 CAP

March 30, 8:00 PM - 8:17 PM
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Committee Meeting: Finance Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Finance Senator John A. DeFrancisco, Chair  Wednesday, March 30, 2011  Off The Floor-Room 332 CAP

March 30, 2:00 PM - 2:01 PM
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Committee Meeting: Finance Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Finance Senator John A. DeFrancisco, Chair  Wednesday, March 30, 2011  Off The Floor-Room 332 CAP

March 30, 10:00 AM - 10:03 AM
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Committee Meeting: Finance Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Finance Senator John A. DeFrancisco, Chair Tuesday, March 29, 2011  Off The Floor-Room 332 CAP 

March 29, 5:30 PM - 5:31 PM
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Committee Meeting: Finance Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Finance Senator John A. DeFrancisco, Chair Tuesday, March 29, 2011  Off The Floor-Room 332 CAP

March 29, 5:00 PM - 5:03 PM
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March 28, 3:30 PM - 4:55 PM
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Committee Meeting: Finance Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Finance Senator John A. DeFrancisco, Chair Monday, March 28, 2011 Off The Floor - Room 332 CAP

March 28, 7:00 PM - 7:25 PM
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Senator DeFrancisco's Budget Update

This week, I discuss the role of the Joint Conference Committee Meetings in achieving an April 1st Budget. I also talk about some of the key issues in this year’s Budget process, including education, property taxes and mandate relief, and Medicaid.

March 25, 2011
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Committee Meeting: Finance Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Finance Senator John A. DeFrancisco, Chair 11:00 AM, Tuesday, March 29, 2011 Room 124 CAP

March 29, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Committee Meeting: General Budget Conference Committee Meeting

Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver announced a General Budget Conference Committee meeting that took place on March 23, 2011 at 5:30 p.m. in Hearing Room B of the Legislative Office Building in Albany. 

March 23, 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
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Capitol Report with Senator John DeFrancisco, 3/16/11

Senator DeFrancisco discusses the One-House Budget and accomplishing an on-time Budget this year.

March 22, 2011
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Senator DeFrancisco Honors Maynard Bland as a Continuing Education Student of the Year.

Senator DeFrancisco Honors Maynard Bland as a Continuing Education Student of the Year.

To read the NYS Senate Resolution in full, please click here:

http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/J628-2011

March 22, 2011
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Senator DeFrancisco Honors Mahirwe Dina Ndeze as a Continuing Education Student of the Year.

Senator DeFrancisco Honors Mahirwe Dina Ndeze as a New York Association for Continuing Education Student of the Year.

To read the complete NYS Senate Resolution honoring Mahirwe Dina Ndeze, click here:

 http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/J627-2011

March 22, 2011
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Students from Blodgett School in Syracuse Visit the Capitol.

Students from Blodgett School in Syracuse Visit the Capitol.

March 22, 2011
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Students from Living Word Academy in Syracuse Visit Senator DeFrancisco at the Capitol.

Students from Living Word Academy in Syracuse Visit Senator DeFrancisco at the Capitol.

March 22, 2011
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Senator DeFrancisco Visits with Students at the Lyncourt School Renovation Project Ribbon Cutting.

Senator DeFrancisco Visits with Students at Lyncourt School. The students were selling pins to raise money in the wake of the tragic earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

March 22, 2011
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Committee Meeting: Finance Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Finance Senator John A. DeFrancisco, Chair 11:00 AM, Tuesday, March 22, 2011 Room 124 CAP

March 22, 11:00 AM - 11:13 AM
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