Senator John A. DeFrancisco (R-I-C, Syracuse) will present PeggyLiuzzi, the Executive Director of Child Care Solutions, with the 2010"Women of Distinction" award for the 50th Senate District. The Senate willhonor women from Central New York and throughout the State at a receptionthis evening in Albany.
Senator DeFrancisco and LadiesAuxiliary of OCVFA President, Gen Blair, kicked off Blue Light Night Celebration. The blue lights honor all Volunteer Firemen who give their lives to protect and serve Central New York.
Senator John DeFrancisco talks about this week's budget extender that includes furloughs for state workers. He speaks about getting an actual budget done for NY, following budget reform laws on 2007 and power for jobs.
5/5/10 Senator John DeFrancisco honors Chief Petty Officer Jeremy Torrisi who saved 4 Lives in a Firefight in Afghanistan. Torrisi fought off the enemies w grenades & helped wounded even after he was shot in leg. DeFrancisco also discusses S.7678 relating to charter schools and reasons why he will not vote for another budget extender.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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