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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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Legislative Report with Senator John DeFrancisco: March 17, 2010

Legislative Report with Senator John DeFrancisco - March 17, 2010. Senator DeFrancisco talks about Lt. Gov. Richard Ravitch's budget proposal and Medicaid Fraud.

March 19, 2010
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NYS Legislative Report with Senator John DeFrancisco: March 10, 2010

NYS Senator John DeFrancisco gives an update on the budget process this year and talks about the need for joint public budget conference committee hearings. He says it's something the legislature didn't do last year.

March 19, 2010
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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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