The Staff Analysis of the FY 2015 Executive Budget begins with a summary of the spending plan. It then examines an explanation of proposed changes that affect receipts and provides for Senate Issues In Focus. Finally, it provides a summary of the Executive's Article VII language bills submitted as part of the Executive Budget. The report provides an analysis of the appropriations recommended this year and an analysis of the Governor's recommendations.
State Senator John A. DeFrancisco is pleased to announce that his 2013/2014 Cell Phones for Soldiers collection drive has resulted in nearly 1,600 mobile phones - a record amount!
Senator DeFrancisco would like to thank the Central New York community for once again answering the call to help support this worthy cause and break a record for two consecutive years! Due to the community’s generosity, Cell Phones for Soldiers, a national nonprofit organization, will be able to recycle these gently-used donated phones to provide soldiers serving overseas with approximately 3,000 pre-paid calling cards. That’s about 3,000 hours, 180,000 minutes, of FREE phone time for deployed troops to call home.
The Commission on Local Government Modernization, has launched a comprehensive study of government structure in Onondaga County in an effort to provide better services more efficiently to the community.
On this featured Your Voice program, State Senator John A. DeFrancisco explains how proposed tax cuts would affect individuals and businesses in New York State. Senator DeFrancisco also discuss the budget hearing process, as well as plans for a Homeland Security College in the state.
On this featured Your Voice program, State Senator John A. DeFrancisco discusses some of the Central New York projects that will benefit from the Regional Economic Development Council Awards, the upcoming state budget process, and the potential for real tax reform in New York state.
State Senator John A. DeFrancisco will wrap up his 2013-2014 collection drive for Cell Phones for Soldiers on Monday, January 6, 2014. You can drop off your gently-used mobile phones at Senator DeFrancisco’s district office:
On December 17, 2013, State Senator John A. DeFrancisco received the largest single donation to benefit his Cell Phones for Soldiers collection drive -- more than 500 mobile phones from Franciscan Companies and St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center. This outstanding donation will provide more than 1,000 hours of free talk time to our soldiers serving overseas.
State Senator John A. DeFrancisco (R-I-C, Syracuse) announced today that Governor Cuomo has signed his bill (S.4762A) into law that will reduce the number of employer qualification hours for the New York Youth Works program.
State Senator John A. DeFrancisco announced today (12/19/13) that Governor Cuomo has signed his bill (S.4170A) into law that will end double sales taxation on vehicles of military members who have returned home to New York State.
State Senator John A. DeFrancisco joined in singing Christmas carols at the Silver Fox Senior Social Club December 16, 2013. Senator DeFrancisco was a special guest at the annual celebration, which brings local elementary students and seniors together for a holiday party.
State Senator John A. DeFrancisco is pictured with members of a young conservative club at Fayetteville-Manlius High School. Senator DeFrancisco spoke to the group about various state issues on December 10, 2013.
State Senator John A. DeFrancisco, Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, announced today (12/11/13) that $66.9 million has been awarded through Round Three of the Regional Economic Development Council Awards to help create and retain jobs in Central New York. For the second consecutive year, Senator DeFrancisco joined Governor Andrew Cuomo and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver for the REDC awards ceremony in Albany.
On December 5, 2013, State Senator John A. DeFrancisco presented a Citation to Lawrence Apgar and James Oliver of Robertson Strong Apgar to recognize the firm for marking 50 years of business. RSA Architects is a Syracuse based architecture firm specializing in office, educational, university and church projects.
On December 3, 2013, State Senator John A. DeFrancisco served as the moderator of a community forum on the Common Core Standards, which was held at Fayetteville-Manlius High School. New York State Education Commissioner John King attended the forum to answer questions and listen to comments from the public regarding Common Core and teacher evaluations. About 200 parents, teachers and community members attended the event. Also participating in the forum were Senator David Valesky, Assembly members, Will Barclay, Al Stirpe and Gary Finch (not pictured in photo), and Board of Regents Vice Chancellor Anthony Bottar.