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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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Senator DeFrancisco Debates Budget Extenders - Senate Democrats Admit Excluding GOP From Budget

Senator John DeFrancisco (R,C,I Syracuse) discusses the admission by Senate Democrats that Republicans in the Senate and Assembly have not been invited to participate in secret, closed-door budget negotiations. The debate came during a discussion of a budget extender bill that, once again, did not include authority to fund important road, bridge and capital construction projects that employ thousands of people across the state. The lack of funding has resulted in many of those projects to come a halt, and people losing their jobs.

April 20, 2010
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Sen. DeFrancisco Attacks False Democratic Robocalls

During a debate in the state Senate Chamber today, Senate Republicans criticized Senate Democrats for focusing more on misleading, political attack robo phone calls, than on convening joint, public budget negotiations to get a budget done. The debate took place during discussion of another budget extender bill to keep government operating while there is no new budget in place.

April 20, 2010
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Capitol Report with Senator John A. DeFrancisco -- April 14th, 2010

Senator John DeFrancisco explains why he voted against the budget extender bill and updates where the legislature is on getting a budget enacted for this fiscal year. Includes four video clips from the Senate Floor from April 12th

April 14, 2010
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Senator DeFrancisco Debates Senator Kruger About Budget Extenders

Floor Debate about Budget Extenders with Senator Kruger

April 13, 2010
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Thrive at Your Library

Thrive At Your Library

By Senator John A. DeFrancisco

April 12, 2010
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Capitol Report with NYS Senator John DeFrancisco, 4/8/10

Capitol Report with NYS Senator John DeFrancisco-4/8/10

April 12, 2010
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March 30, 2010
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March 30, 2010
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Celebrating Music in Our Schools Month: Jordan Elbridge Junior Eagles

 

Jordan-Elbridge Junior Eagles

NYS Music Association Music in Our Schools Month

March 30, 2010
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NYS Senator John DeFrancisco Legislative Update - 3/24/10

Senator DeFrancisco Disccuses the Budget.

March 25, 2010
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Liverpool High School Orchestra NYSSMA Participants

 

Liverpool High School Orchestra

March 23, 2010
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