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Honoring Our Hometown Heroes on Your Voice

On this special edition of Your Voice to pay tribute to our fallen soldiers and veterans, State Senator John A. DeFrancisco recognizes his honoree for the New York State Senate 2014 Veterans Hall of Fame, WWII veteran Stan F.

May 29, 2014
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Senator DeFrancisco Marks Memorial Day 2014

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco participated in several parades and memorial services during the 2014 Memorial Day Weekend to remember and honor those who died while serving and protecting our country.  Senator DeFrancisco is pictured at the Hope for Bereaved's Memorial Day Ceremony on May 26th located at the Butterfly Garden of HOPE at Onondaga Lake Park.  

May 27, 2014
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Senator DeFrancisco Speaks to a Class of Students at the Syracuse Academy of Science

On May 22, 2014, State Senator John A. DeFrancisco spoke to a sophomore class at the Syracuse Academy of Science Charter School about state government and current legislation.  

May 27, 2014
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Senator DeFrancisco Participates in Ceremonial Groundbreaking for the Northwest Family YMCA

On May 22, 2014, State Senator John A. DeFrancisco spoke during a ceremonial groundbreaking for the Northwest Family YMCA, which will be located on River Road in Baldwinsville, New York.  The new YMCA is expected to open to the public in about a year. 

May 27, 2014
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SENATE PASSES BILL TO PROTECT VICTIMS OF VIOLENT CRIMES

Senator John A. DeFrancisco (R-I-C, Syracuse) announced that his bill, S340-A, which would restrict perpetrators of violent crimes from accessing the personal records of their victims, passed the New York State Senate.

 

May 23, 2014
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SENATE PASSES BILL THAT WOULD INCREASE THE PENALTIES FOR BOATING WHILE INTOXICATED

   Senator John A. DeFrancisco (R-I-C, Syracuse) announced that his bill (S1790), which would link all of a person’s driving under the influence offenses together, passed the New York State Senate.  The legislation is named after the late Tiffany Heitkamp, a Syracuse-area woman, who was killed during an alcohol-related boating crash in 2006. 

May 23, 2014
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SENATE PASSES “NEW YORK COMPREHENSIVE INFORMATION SYSTEM ACT”

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco (R-I-C, Syracuse) announced that his bill (S2314) passed the New York State Senate. 

May 23, 2014
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Senator DeFrancisco Recognizes the Onondaga Thunder Bantum Travel Hockey Team in Albany

The Onondaga Thunder Bantun Travel Hockey team visited Albany on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, to be recognized by Senator John A. DeFrancisco in Senate Chambers during legislative session.  Senator DeFrancisco presented the team with a resolution for winning the New York State Amateur Youth Hockey Association Tier III 14U Championship. 

May 23, 2014
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Senator DeFrancisco Recognizes Stan F. Stanley as His 2014 Veterans Hall of Fame Honoree

At a special ceremony on May 22, 2014, at the State Office Building in Syracuse, Senator John A. DeFrancisco recognized WWII Veteran Stan F. Stanley as his New York State Senate 2014 Veterans Hall of Fame honoree.

May 22, 2014
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An Update from Albany: Senator DeFrancisco Discusses Regulatory Reform, Mixed Martial Arts and the NYS Senate Woman of Distinction

On this week’s program of Your Voice, State Senator John A. DeFrancisco discusses a package of regulatory reform bills that the Senate has passed to help spur economic growth in New York State.  He also talks about the Senate’s passage of legislation that would legalize and regulate mixed martial arts competitions in New York.

May 21, 2014
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Senator John A. DeFrancisco Recognizes Diane Kuppermann as His 2014 Women of Distinction Award Recipient

Senator John A. DeFrancisco honored Diane Kuppermann with the 2014 “Women of Distinction” award during a ceremony at the Legislative Office Building in Albany on May 13, 2014. 

 

May 19, 2014
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Senator John A. DeFrancisco Delivers Keynote Address at the 2014 Cayuga Community College Commencement Ceremony

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco was the keynote speaker at the 60th Annual Cayuga Community College Commencement.  The ceremony was held in Spartan Hall, on the Auburn campus, Sunday, May 18, 2014.  More than 500 students graduated from the college. Senator DeFrancisco's message to the graduates was to CARE.  C is for Character, A is for an Attitude that's positive, R is for Respect and E is for Excellence. 

May 19, 2014
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Senator DeFrancisco Talks about Legislation to Protect Victims of Violent Crimes and a Measure to Create a State Commission on Prosecutorial Conduct

On this week’s program of Your Voice, Senator John A. DeFrancisco discusses a bipartisan effort to establish the State Commission on Prosecutorial, an impartial forum that would review allegations that prosecutors acted improperly, and exonerate prosecutors from false accusations. He also talks about a bill that he has sponsored to restrict alleged felons from personally accessing the records of their victims. 

May 14, 2014
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Senator DeFrancisco Recognizes Rocky DiFlorio for 50 Years of Cutting Hair in Fayetteville

Senator John A. DeFrancisco stopped by Rocky DiFlorio's barbershop on May 9, 2014, to present Mr. DiFlorio with a Senate Citation for working at and owning the business for more than 50 years.  The barbershop, which is located on East Genesee Street in the Village of Fayetteville, is known for its old-fashioned barber chairs and pictures on the walls that date back 50 years ago.  

May 12, 2014
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Senator DeFrancisco Honors Firefighters During the Skaneateles Fire Department's Annual Celebration

Senator John A. DeFrancisco spoke during the Skaneateles Fire Department's annual celebration on May 3, 2014. Senator DeFrancisco presented James Buff and Schuyler Graham for 50 years of dedicated volunteer service with the Skaneateles Fire Department. 

May 12, 2014
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Senator DeFrancisco Serves Up a Special Treat for Crouse Hospital Employees

Senator John A. DeFrancisco had a great time participating in the Crouse Hospital Employee Recognition Picnic on May 8, 2014.  Senator DeFrancisco and other local politicians and celebrities participate in this event every year to show their appreciation to the hundereds of employees who work at Crouse Hospital.  Every year, Senator DeFrancisco serves the buns for sandwiches and (or) salads.

May 12, 2014
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Senator DeFrancisco Recognizes Hinerwadel's Grove for 100 Years of Business

Senator John A. DeFrancisco is pictured with the current owner of Hinerwadel's Grove, Vicky Hinerwadel, for the 100th anniversary of the family-owned and operated business.  Senator DeFrancisco presented the family with a Senate Citation during a community celebration on May 3, 2014.  

May 12, 2014
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Senator DeFrancisco Celebrates Opening Day of the Lyncourt-LeMoyne Little League

On Saturday May, 3, 2014, Senator John A. DeFrancisco spoke during the opening ceremonies for the Lyncourt-LeMoyne Little League. He wished all of the teams a safe and successful season and participated in a parade. 

May 12, 2014
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Senator DeFrancisco Participates in Vietnamese Flag Raising Ceremony

Senator John A. DeFrancisco joined community members, and other local elected officials, for a Vietnamese Flag Raising Ceremony at Syracuse City Hall on Thursday, May 1, 2014. 

May 12, 2014
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2014 New York State Senate Teachers of Excellence Program

 

Teachers are the tools that enable our students to succeed in life.  They unlock a child's potential by going above and beyond every day to mentor and inspire their students.  

That is why I am participating in the New York State Senate Teachers of Excellence awards program to recognize and honor those teachers who are making a difference in our community.  You can help me by nominating a teacher, who you think has excelled in his or her job, educating their students to the fullest. 

May 7, 2014
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