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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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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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