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Legislative Report with Senator John DeFrancisco: March 3, 2010

Senator DeFrancisco talks about the recent controversy surrounding Governor Paterson and the Gov's proposal to delay state income tax refunds. Also discussion and a video clip of a public hearing on human services about nutrition and food stamps.

March 19, 2010
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Senator DeFrancisco Participes in the Dedication of the Syracuse Center of Excellence

Syracuse Center of Excellence's headquarters is a new national resource to promote collaborations in research, demonstration, commercialization, and outreach projects relating to sustainable built environments. It is the hub of an emerging regional innovation cluster that engages hundres of firms and institutions from throughout NYS, across the U.S., and around the world.

March 19, 2010
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Senator DeFrancisco Visits with West Genesee High School Public Affairs Students

Senator DeFrancisco with West Genesee High School Public Affairs Students during their visit to the Capitol.

March 18, 2010
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Senator DeFrancisco Visits with the 2009-2010 Liverpool High School Student Council at the Capitol.

Senator DeFrancisco Visits with the 2009-2010 Liverpool High School Student Council at the Capitol.

March 10, 2010
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Senator DeFrancisco Visits With the 2009-2010 Baldwinsville Men's Volleyball Team.

Senator DeFrancisco Visits With the 2009-2010 Baldwinsville Men's Volleyball Team at the Capitol.

March 10, 2010
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Senator DeFrancisco Visits With the 2009-2010 Baldwinsville Girls Volleyball Team.

The 2009-2010 Baldwinsville Girls Volleyball Team Visit Senator DeFrancisco at the Capitol.

March 10, 2010
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Senator DeFrancisco Visits with the Baldwinsville Men's Soccer Team at the Capitol.

Senator DeFrancisco Visits with the 2009 Baldwinsville Men's Soccer Team at the Capitol.

March 10, 2010
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Senator DeFrancisco Visits with the Baldwinsville Football Team at the Capitol.

Senator DeFrancisco with the 2009 Undefeated Section III Baldwinsville Football Team.

March 10, 2010
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SENATOR DEFRANCISCO ANNOUNCES STATE GRANTS FOR LIBRARY CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS IN ONONDAGA COUNTY

SENATOR DEFRANCISCO ANNOUNCES STATE GRANTS FOR LIBRARY CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS IN ONONDAGA COUNTYGrants are Supported by $14 million in Capital Funds for Public Library Construction

 Senator John A. DeFrancisco (R-I-C, Syracuse) today announced that several libraries in Onondaga County have been awarded New York State Public Library Construction Grants to help make necessary improvements to their buildings.

March 9, 2010
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Senator DeFrancisco Poses with a Student Visiting Albany for the NYS Art Teachers Association 2010 Legislative Student Art Exhibit.

Senator DeFrancisco poses with a student who was visiting Albany for the NYS Art Teachers Association 2010 Legislative Student Art Exhibit.

March 8, 2010
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NYS Senator John DeFrancisco "Legislative Report"

In this weeks Episode Senator DeFrancisco Discusses the Proposed "Sugar Tax" and the negative aspects of withholding State Tax Refund Checks.  

February 25, 2010
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SENATOR DEFRANCISCO DEMANDS THAT GOVERNOR PATERSON ISSUE STATE INCOME TAX REFUNDS ON TIME

SENATOR DEFRANCISCO DEMANDS THAT GOVERNOR PATERSON ISSUE STATE INCOME TAX REFUNDS ON TIME      Senator DeFrancisco Leads CNY Online Petition Drive Fighting       Delay of State Income Tax Checks to Alleviate Budget Woes Senator John A. DeFrancisco (R-I-C, Syracuse) requested today that Governor Paterson should not delay the return of state income tax refunds, and has started an online petition drive to send the Governor a message.

February 23, 2010
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Senator DeFrancisco Discusses Soda Tax with Richard Daines, NYS Commissioner of Health

Joint Budget Hearing on Health/Medicaid: Senator DeFrancisco discusses soda tax with Richard Daines, NYS Commissioner of Health.

February 16, 2010
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Learn How To Be Heart Healthy This February

Learn How To Be Heart Healthy This February

By Senator John A. DeFrancisco

February 11, 2010
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Senator DeFrancisco Discussing Upstate - New York City disparities in funding in a budget hearing with Mayor Bloomberg. Part II

(Part 2 of 2)

Part II - Senator DeFrancisco and Mayor Bloomberg discuss disparities in funding between upstate and downstate during the 2010 Joint Budget Hearing on Local Government/General government.  

February 11, 2010
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Senator DeFrancisco Dicussing Upstate - New York City Disparaties in Funding in a Budget Hearing with Mayor Bloomberg. Part I

(Part 1 of 2)

Senator DeFrancisco and Mayor Bloomberg discuss disparities in funding between upstate and downstate during the 2010 Joint Budget Hearing on Local Government/General government.  

February 11, 2010
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Senator DeFrancisco Makes $100 Contribution to Girl Scouts Sending Cookies to Armed Forces

New York State Senator John A. DeFrancisco made a $100 contribution to Katie Stewart, a local girl scout from Brewerton, New York. Under the leadership of Katie’s mother, Kelly Stewart, Katie and other girls in her Brownie Troop are collecting donations to send cookies to members of armed forces who are currently serving abroad. This is the third consecutive year that Katie and her fellow Brownies have made such a charitable effort.

February 10, 2010
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SENATOR DEFRANCISCO & ASSEMBLYMAN BARCLAY ANNOUNCE STATE GRANT FOR ELBRIDGE DRINKING WATER CONSOLIDATION

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 8, 2010

Contact: Erin O’Connor  (315) 428-7632

January 8, 2010
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MORE THAN 1100 CELL PHONES COLLECTED IN CELL PHONES FOR SOLDIERS PHONE DRIVE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 7, 2010

Contact: Katelyn Costello  (315) 428-7632

MORE THAN 1100 CELL PHONES COLLECTED IN CELL PHONES FOR SOLDIERS PHONE DRIVESenator DeFrancisco Thanks Central New Yorkers for Their Generosity   Senator John A. DeFrancisco (R-I-C, Syracuse) announced today that  Central New Yorkers donated more than 1100 phones to Cell Phones for Soldiers through the phone drive this year.

January 7, 2010
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