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Senator DeFrancisco Honors Law Enforcement Officials During Law Enforcement Day at the NYS Fair.

Senator DeFrancisco attended the Law Enforcement Day Ceremonies at  at the NYS Fair.

September 9, 2010
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Senator DeFrancisco Celebrates the Annoucement that ProLiteracy will be Moving to Syracuse's Near Westside with Ruth Colvin, Founder of Literacy Volunteers of America.

Senator DeFrancisco Celebrates the Annoucement that ProLiteracy will be Moving to Syracuse's Near Westside with Ruth Colvin, Founder of Literacy Volunteers of America.

August 26, 2010
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Senator DeFrancisco Visits with Seniors at the Frank DeFrancisco Eastwood Senior Center.

Senator DeFrancisco visits with local senior citizens during their lunch at the Frank DeFrancisco Eastwood Senior Center.

August 18, 2010
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Senator DeFrancisco Congratulates New Syracuse Army Recruiting Battalion Commander Lt. Col. Richard R. Rouleau at the Change of Command Ceremony.

Senator DeFrancisco Congratulates new Syracuse Army Recruiting Battalion Commander, Lt. Col. Richard R. Rouleau at the Change of Command Ceremony Downtown Syracuse.

August 5, 2010
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Senator DeFrancisco and Sally Johnston Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of American Disability Awareness.

Senator DeFrancisco and Sally Johnston Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of American Disability Awareness.

July 27, 2010
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Senator DeFrancisco Reads to Children at the Solvay Public Library Summer Storyhour.

Senator DeFrancisco was the guest reader at the Solvay Public Library storyhour.

July 20, 2010
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Senator DeFrancisco Joins in Announcing ArtsWeek.

Senator DeFrancisco joined in announcing the Orange Line Gallery ArtsWeek, a two-weekend program of visual and performing arts events: July 29-August 1st, and August 7, 2010. ArtsWeek is the region's largest celebration of the arts, and includes many interactive family-orientated arts activities and festivals conveniently located Downtown Syracuse.

Senator DeFrancisco secured  the funding for two of the headlining festivals taking place during ArtsWeek.

A complete ArtsWeek schedule with locations, dates and times can be found online at www.syracuseartsadncraftsfestival.com

 

July 14, 2010
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Senator DeFrancisco Questions Senator Kruger on the Budget

Senator DeFrancisco questioned Senator Kruger on the increased spending in this year's late budget - and the 2007 Reform Bill that has not been followed in this year's budget process.

June 30, 2010
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Capitol Report with Senator John DeFrancisco - June 23, 2010

Senator John DeFrancisco talks about the 12th budget extender and possibility of passing a budget by June 28.

June 24, 2010
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Autism Insurance Bill, S7000-B: Requires that individual accident and health insurance policies shall provide coverage for screening, diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorder.

AUTISM BILL PASSES SENATE.

Requires that accident and health insurance policies shall provide coverage for screening, diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorder

For full text of the bill, please visit:

http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/S7000B

June 22, 2010
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Senator DeFrancisco Visits with Roberts Elementary School Student Council at the Capitol.

Senator DeFrancisco Visits with Roberts Elementary School Student Council at the Capitol.

June 18, 2010
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Capitol Report with Senator John DeFrancisco, June 16th, 2010

More than half of the budget has been passed by weekly budget extenders with only $1.1 billion in cuts having been made.   Since the deficit is $9.2 billion, it is obviously unlikely that $8.1 billion in cuts will be found in the portion of the budget that remains to be done. As I've said from the beginning, the piecemeal manner in which the budget is being passed by the Senate Democrats will inevitably lead our state to more taxes and borrowing.  I will continue to fight against new taxes and borrowing.

June 18, 2010
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Senator DeFrancisco Visits with Students from Elmcrest Elementary School at the Capitol.

Senator DeFrancisco Visits with Students from Elmcrest Elementary School at the Capitol.

June 17, 2010
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Senator DeFrancisco Visits with Students from Elmcrest Elementary School at the Capitol.

Senator DeFrancisco Visits with Students from Elmcrest Elementary School at the Capitol.

June 17, 2010
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Senator DeFrancisco Visits with Wheeler Elementary School Student Council at the Capitol.

Senator DeFrancisco Visits with the Wheeler Elementary School Student Council at the Capitol.

June 17, 2010
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Senator DeFrancisco Celebrates Polish Fest 2010

Senator DeFrancisco Celebrates the Commencment of Polish Fest 2010 at the Opening Ceremony Flag Raising.

June 15, 2010
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Senator DeFrancisco Celebrates Flag Day with Students at Roxboro Road Middle School

Senator DeFrancisco Attended the 1st Annual Flag Day Celebration at Roxboro Road Middle School.

June 11, 2010
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Capitol Report with Senator John DeFrancisco -- June 9, 2010

40 Percent of Budget Passed With No Republican Minority Input. On my Cable Show this week, I discuss the recent health care cuts that were included in the Budget.

June 11, 2010
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Senator DeFrancisco Honors the Baldwinsville Marching Band

Senator DeFrancisco Honors the Baldwinsville Marching Band, in Celebration of their Win at the 49th Annual Gorham Pageant of the Bands. The Band was named Overall Class AA Champions.

June 10, 2010
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SENATE PASSES AUTISM INSURANCE BILL

                   SENATE PASSES AUTISM INSURANCE BILL     Bill Would Provide Insurance Coverage for Screening, Diagnosis               and Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders

June 10, 2010
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