I was very happy to meet this bright group of students, who are members of Wheeler Elementary School’s Student Council. They visited Albany to tour the New York State Capitol and learn about our state government.
Senator John A. DeFrancisco (R-I-C, Syracuse) today addressed the group of students from Roberts School who were in the Senate Chamber during the leadership change in Albany. The students, who are members of Roberts School’s student government, we able to ask the Senator questions about what occurred in Albany this week and what he expects to happen next week.
COMMEMORATING the life of longtime Syracuse blues singer Roosevelt Dean
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to commemorate the lives of celebrated men and women who have influenced our communities through their love of music and performing, and who have given us the gift of music; and WHEREAS, Roosevelt "Rosie" Dean, an icon of the Syracuse blues scene, was taken from us on Saturday, April 4, 2009, after a long struggle with cancer; Dean had battled cancer since 2001; and
Senator DeFrancisco honored the Syracuse University Men’s Lacrosse Team, its Coaches and Managers at the Taste of Syracuse. He presented them with Senate Resolutions for capturing the 2009 NCAA Division I National Championship.
Federal stimulus aid is supposed to be used to jumpstart our sluggish economy and get Americans back to work. Instead, we have seen how stimulus dollars are being wasted and allocated unfairly. That is why we need better accounting of how Albany is using federal stimulus aid to help revitalize our state’s economy.
Senator John A. DeFrancisco (R-I-C, Syracuse) today announced that the New York State Affordable Housing Corporation (AHC) today approved a $300,000 grant to Home HeadQuarters (HHQ) to help finance home improvements for 30 homes in the City of Syracuse.
“This funding will help to improve the aging housing stock in Syracuse, and help make the city a better place to live,” said Senator DeFrancisco. “In addition, it will improve the safety and value of thirty homes in the City of Syracuse, and most importantly, it will benefit thirty local families.”
Senator John A. DeFrancisco (R-I-C, Syracuse) today announced that a bill (S5661) he cosponsored, to empower citizens and local officials to significantly reduce the size and cost of local government, has passed the New York State Senate. The legislation was first initiated by Attorney General Andrew Cuomo.
I was very happy to meet these Edward Smith Student Council members. I am also glad that they had the opportunity to come to Albany and visit the New York State Capitol. They could become our future leaders!