Newsroom

Protecting Nurses and Patients

Mandatory overtime (MOT) often results in nurses working long hours with little rest. These dangerous conditions can increase the risk of nurses making errors in the care of patients, and can negatively affect the well-being of those patients.

July 1, 2009
Read more...

Holy Cross School - Group 1

It was a pleasure meeting these students, who came to Albany to tour the New York State Capitol.

June 23, 2009
Read more...
June 23, 2009
Read more...

Holy Cross School - Group 2

It was a pleasure meeting these students, who came to Albany to tour the New York State Capitol.

June 23, 2009
Read more...

Senator DeFrancisco Implores Democrats to Show up

Senator John A. DeFrancisco (R-I-C, Syracuse) implores the Democrat "reformers" to start walking the walk and show up to session.

June 19, 2009
Read more...

Italian-American Athletic Club Dinner for High School Graduates

Senator DeFrancisco honored these High School Graduates at the Italian-American Athletic Club’s dinner for graduating seniors.

June 19, 2009
Read more...

Wheeler Elementary Student Council

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.

June 17, 2009
Read more...

Bishop's Academy at St. Charles

It was very nice meeting this wonderful group of students from the Bishop's Academy at St. Charles. I am glad that they came to Albany to tour the New York State Capitol and meet with me.

June 17, 2009
Read more...

Senator DeFrancisco Speaks with Roberts School Students Regarding the Leadership Change in Albany

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.  

June 12, 2009
Read more...

Elmcrest Elementary School

I am glad that these Elmcrest Elementary School students had the opportunity to tour the New York State Capitol and learn about our state government.

June 12, 2009
Read more...

Robert Elementary Student Council

These student council members had the opportunity to tour the New York State Capitol and learn about state government.

June 9, 2009
Read more...

Seymour Elementary School

I am very glad that these students had the chance to visit Albany and tour the New York State Capitol.

June 9, 2009
Read more...

NEW REFORMS FROM NEW LEADERSHIP

Summary of Rules Changes

Temporary President

• The Temporary President of the Senate presides in the absence of the Lieutenant Governor. He is subject to a term limit of 6 years.

• Appoints the Vice President of Urban Policy and Planning.

• Appoints officers and employees of the Senate, subject to the disapproval of the Vice President Pro Tempore and Majority Leader (VPPT). Appoints Vice Chair of Rules.

• Appoints the Legislative Librarian.

June 9, 2009
Read more...

2009 SAMMYS

Senator DeFrancisco presented saxophonist Evan Knight with an award at the 2009 Syracuse New Times Syracuse Area Music Awards Show (SAMMYS) at the Taste of Syracuse.

June 8, 2009
Read more...