This week's edition of Your Voice in Albany includes highlights from the Legislative Public Budget Hearings on education, transportation, and workforce issues. Pension reform has been a major topic in these hearings.
Senator John A. DeFrancisco attended Onondaga Community College's 50th Anniversary celebration on January 27, 2012. He is pictured with Professor Emeriti Norma Foody of OCC's Department of English and Communications.
Members of Reality Check CO2 (Cayuga, Onondaga, and Oswego counties) met with State Senator John A. DeFrancisco on January 24, 2012, during Legislative Day at the Capital. Reality Check is a New York youth-led anti-tobacco group.
Senator John A. DeFrancisco spoke during the annual dinner, hosted by the Onondaga County Federation of Sportsmens' Clubs on January, 19, 2012. He is pictured with Fred and Melva Neff, DEC Regional Director Ken Lynch, and Onondaga County Parks Commissioner Bill Lansley.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.