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Senator DeFrancisco Discusses the Governor's Proposed 2012-2013 Budget on Your Voice in Albany

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco discusses Governor Cuomo's Executive Budget Proposal on the television program, Your Voice.  The Senator also answers some of your specific questions and addresses upcoming legislative budget hearings.  You can let your voice be heard in Albany by watching this week's edition of Your Voice with Senator John DeFrancisco.

January 19, 2012
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Senator John DeFrancisco Reacts to Governor Cuomo's proposed 2012-2013 Budget Proposal

Please click on the link below to watch my interview on YNN's Capital Tonight program, regarding Governor Cuomo's Executive Budget Proposal.

http://www.capitaltonight.com/2012/01/sen-defrancisco-reacts-to-budget-address

January 19, 2012
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Schedule of Legislative Public Budget Hearings on 2012-2013 Executive Budget proposal

Senate Finance Committee Chair John A. DeFrancisco today announced the Legislative Public Budget Hearing Schedule on the 2012-2013 Executive Budget proposal.

January 11, 2012
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Your Voice with Senator John DeFrancisco, 1/09/12

New York State Senator John A. DeFrancisco discusses the 2012 Legislative Session with Julia Lilkendey on Your Voice in Albany.  Some of the Senator's key priorities include: job creation, reduced state spending, mandate relief and Medicaid reform.  He is also seeking YOUR feedback on the 2012 New York State budget.   

January 10, 2012
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Senator DeFrancisco Attends Yellow Ribbon 2 Event for Soldiers and Their Families

Senator John A. DeFrancisco spoke at the Yellow Ribbon 2 Event on January 8, 2012, at the Holiday Inn in Liverpool.  The conference aimed to prepare soldiers for deployment and provide support services to families of deployed military personnel.  The Senator is pictured with SSG Jonathan Madonna.

January 9, 2012
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Senator DeFrancisco's Cell Phones For Soldiers Collection Drive Continues

Please help us collect more Cell Phones for Soldiers.  My collection drive runs through the end of January.

Drop-off locations include: Great Northern Mall, ShoppingTown Mall, Solvay Library, Skaneateles Library, Liverpool Library, Onondaga County Public Library in Syracuse, Fairmount Library, the Student Center at Onondaga Community College and the Army ROTC Office at Syracuse University.

Additional drop-off sites: MATTYDALE Army Recruiting Station at 372 Northern Lights Plaza in North Syracuse, SYRACUSE Army Recruiting Station at 2949 Erie Blvd. in Syracuse, 800 State Office Building at 333 East Washington Street in Syracuse.

For more information, please call my district office at 315-428-7632.

 

January 5, 2012
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January 4, 2012
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Senator DeFrancisco Meets with Mexico Consul General Carlos M. Sada

Senator John A. DeFrancisco met with Carlos Sada, Consul General of Mexico in New York State, on December 22, 2011, at the State Office Building in Syracuse. 

December 28, 2011
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Senator DeFrancisco Speaks with Salvation Army Director Linda Wright at the 2011 Christmas Bureau Distribution

Senator John A. DeFrancisco visited with organizers, volunteers and recipients of the 2011 Christmas Bureau Distribution on Thursday, December 22nd, at the OnCenter.  The Syracuse-area Salvation Army's annual Christmas Bureau Distribution provides local families in need with toys and food baskets for the holiday. 

December 22, 2011
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Senator DeFrancisco Sings Christmas Carols with Children at the Silver Fox Senior Social Club Holiday Party

Senator John A. DeFrancisco was invited to sing to seniors during a holiday party at the Silver Fox Senior Social Club in Baldwinsville on December 20, 2011.  Students pictured with the Senator are 5th graders at Elden Elementary School.  

December 20, 2011
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Senator DeFrancisco at Liverpool Legends Premiere

Senator John A. DeFrancisco attended the Liverpool Legends premiere of "An Introduction to the Town of Clay" on Monday, December 12, 2011, at the Liverpool Library.  Pictured with him in the photo are Host and Narrator Linda Loomis, Clay Town Supervisor Damian Ulatowski, Town Historian Dorothy Heller, Clay residents Patricia Hafner Lonergan, Heidi Hafner Schauer and Elaine Graves Smith, Liverpool Library Board Member Tim Dodge and Clay resident Lyle Young.

December 19, 2011
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Senator DeFrancisco Wishes People A Happy Holiday Season During The Salvation Army's Holiday Open House

Senator John A. DeFrancisco chatted with folks during the Syracuse Area Salvation Army's expanded downtown senior services open house.   The event, held on December 15, 2011, provided seniors with a holiday meal and live entertainment.  

December 15, 2011
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Senator DeFrancisco Congratulates Local Winner of Super Connector Search

A teacher at Salem Hyde Elementary School in the City of Syracuse has been chosen as the local winner of Time Warner Cable's Super Connector Search.  Laurie Holtsbery was honored Tuesday, December 13, 2011, for inspiring students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math.  As a result, Holtsbery will take part in her own public service announcement for the Connect a Million Minds initiative, meant to inspire children to improve their science skills.  Senator DeFrancisco is pictured with (from left to right) Salem Hyde Elementary School Principal Octavia Wilcox, Teacher and Award Winner Laurie Holtsbery, Assemblyman Bill Magnarelli and Time Warner representative Alice Kim. 

December 14, 2011
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Senator DeFrancisco Serves Lunch At The Baldwinsville Rotary Club Luncheon for Seniors

Senator John A. DeFrancisco had a wonderful time serving meals to more than 200 seniors at Baldwinsville Rotary Club's luncheon for seniors, which was held in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church on December 14, 2011.

December 14, 2011
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SENATOR DEFRANCISCO SHARES THIS HOLIDAY VIDEO

To help get you in the holiday spirit, I offer you this video of Handel - Messiah Hallelujah Chorus. 

December 13, 2011
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SENATOR DEFRANCISCO EXPLAINS MIDDLE CLASS TAX CUT AND JOB CREATION PLAN

On Wednesday, the New York State Legislature passed a middle class tax cut and job creation plan that will provide significant tax relief to hardworking families and business owners throughout the state. By changing the state’s tax bracket, approximately 4.4 million taxpayers will receive $690 million in personal income tax relief. This means more money in the taxpayer’s pocket to help fuel the economy.

December 9, 2011
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SENATOR DEFRANCISCO SAYS HELLO TO SANTA AT MAIN STREET SCHOOL

Senator John A. DeFrancisco shook hands with Santa during his visit to Main Street School in North Syracuse on December 9, 2011.  The Senator also read to students there.  

December 9, 2011
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SENATOR DEFRANCISCO MEETS WITH MEMBERS OF ONONDAGA COUNTY SOIL & WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT

Senator John A. DeFrancisco is pictured with Craig Dennis, Brendan Whelan and Mark Burger at his office in the State Office Building in Syracuse.

December 9, 2011
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SENATOR DEFRANCISCO CONGRATULATES THE CENTRAL NEW YORK REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL FOR SUBMITTING A WINNING PROPOSAL

Senator John A. DeFrancisco (R-I-C, Syracuse) extends his congratulations to co-chairs Rob Simpson, Chancellor Nancy Cantor, and all members of the Central New York Regional Economic Development Council for submitting a winning proposal to the State of New York.

The Central New York council has been awarded $103.7 to invest in 74 projects, which will help to create jobs in Syracuse.“Our community should be proud that Central New York was one of four regional councils selected to receive these competitive funds due to the hard work and the outstanding presentation done by our regional council last month,” said Senator DeFrancisco.

 “I look forward to seeing the impact that these grants have on the future of our community,” concluded Senator DeFrancisco.

December 8, 2011
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