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Bailing Out Downstate

The secretly-negotiated MTA bailout deal is a massive new mandate that will drive up local property taxes, increase taxes on jobs and do nothing to reform the bloated and wasteful spending by the Authority. Even worse, the plan does nothing for Upstate New York.

May 8, 2009
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Senator DeFrancisco Debates the MTA Bailout Bill on the Senate Floor

The secretly-negotiated MTA bailout deal is a massive new mandate that will drive up local property taxes, increase taxes on jobs and do nothing to reform the bloated and wasteful spending by the Authority. Even worse, the plan does nothing for Upstate New York.

May 8, 2009
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Senator DeFrancisco Blasts Upstate Democrats on MTA Bailout

Senator DeFrancisco says it’s time for Senators David Valesky and Daryl Aubertine to start showing some independence, and fight for Upstate New York.

May 8, 2009
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May 7, 2009
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SENATOR DEFRANCISCO SAYS MTA BAILOUT BILL HURTS CNY

Senator John A. DeFrancisco (R-I-C, Syracuse) and his Senate Republican colleagues are calling the secretly-negotiated MTA bailout deal a massive new mandate that will drive up local property taxes, increase taxes on jobs and do nothing to reform the bloated and wasteful spending by the Authority.

May 7, 2009
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MTA Bailout Bill (5/6/09)

Senator DeFrancisco comments on the MTA Bailout Bill

May 7, 2009
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NYS Capitol Tours

This group of Onondaga County home schooled students and their parents toured the Capitol and visited the New York State Museum.

May 6, 2009
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May 4, 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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May 5, 3:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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May 27, 11:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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May 26, 3:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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May 20, 11:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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May 19, 3:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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May 18, 3:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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May 13, 11:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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May 12, 3:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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May 11, 3:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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May 6, 11:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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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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