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SENATOR DEFRANCISCO PRAISES GOVERNOR FOR INTRODUCING LEGISLATION TO MAKE TIMOTHY’S LAW PERMANENT

Senator John A. DeFrancisco (R-I-C, Syracuse) today praised Governor David A.  Paterson for announcing legislation to make “Timothy’s Law” (Ch. 748 of the Laws of 2006) permanent. The law is currently set to expire on December 31, 2009.

May 5, 2009
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SENATOR DEFRANCISCO RESPONDS TO GOVERNOR PATERSON’S BELATED CALL FOR A STATE SPENDING CAP

Senator John A. DeFrancisco (R-I-C, Syracuse) today responded to Governor Paterson’s call for legislation that would cap the growth of state government spending – a measure Senate Republicans have already proposed and fought for during the budget process.

May 5, 2009
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Southside American Little League

The Southside American Little League celebrated its 2009 Opening Day!

May 4, 2009
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Eastwood Community Center

These Eastwood Community Center seniors had a wonderful time in Albany touring the Capitol.

May 4, 2009
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2009 Friend of Poetry Award

I was happy to present Janet Fagal with the 2009 Friend of Poetry Award from the CNY Pen Women.

May 4, 2009
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NYS Beer and Wine Tax Hikes Take Effect

Senator John A. DeFrancisco (R-I-C, Syracuse) today commented on the state tax increases on beer and wine . The tax hikes were part of the 2009-10 state budget pushed through by Governor Paterson and Senate Democrats, and opposed by Senator DeFrancisco and his Republican colleagues in the Senate.

May 4, 2009
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Jumpin' Jazz Jam

All of the musicians did a great job at the Jumpin' Jazz Jam at Liverpool HS.

May 1, 2009
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STAR Rebate On-line Petition

Senator John A. DeFrancisco and members of the Senate Republican Conference launch a statewide, grass-roots petition drive to restore the STAR property tax relief rebate checks that were eliminated by Democrats, and are very important to middle-class families.

May 1, 2009
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May 10, 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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May 25, 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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Early Detection is the Best Weapon to Fight Breast Cancer

Many women let their fears of a breast cancer diagnosis keep them from getting a yearly mammogram.  The reality is that the vast majority of women do not have breast cancer.  However, for those who do have this disease, early detection with a mammogram can be a lifesaver.

The Adelphi New York Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program has been providing professionals services to New Yorkers to address the psychosocial issues associated with breast cancer since the support program was established in 1980. 

May 1, 2009
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Preventing Animal Cruelty

During Animal Cruelty Prevention Month the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), The Humane Society of the United States and many other animal organizations are educating the public about the prevalence of animal cruelty in our country and how to help prevent it.

May 1, 2009
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Southside American Little League

The Southside American Little League celebrated its 2009 Opening Day!

April 29, 2009
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