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Capitol Report with Senator DeFrancisco - 4/25/11

Senator DeFrancisco discusses Budget & Medical Malpractice Cap.

April 26, 2011
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Capitol Report with Senator John DeFrancisco, April 5, 2011

Senator DeFrancisco discusses the Budget, Mandate Relief, Property Tax Relief, Reducing Government Spending, and Ethics Reform.

April 7, 2011
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Senator DeFrancisco Congratulates Grants for Growth Round IX Recipients

Senator DeFrancisco congratulates one the four new recipients in the ninth round of the Grants for Growth program. Funding the the Grants for Growth Program was secured by Senator DeFrancisco.

April 5, 2011
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Senator DeFrancisco Shares Legislative Survey Results

Friends:

I recently sent out a survey asking constituents of my Senate District their opinions on important budget issues facing our state. Below, you will find a link to the results of this survey.

As you can see, my constituents overwhelmingly want state government to control its spending. I do too. During the budget hearings as Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, I aggressively advocated for this position.

I am pleased to tell you that the budget not only was on time but it calls for less spending than last year. This is the first time in more than 15 years that state spending will decrease.

April 4, 2011
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Senator DeFrancisco Discusses the Budget with Liz Benjamin on Capitol Tonight.

Interview on Capitol Tonight with Liz Benjamin, 3/31/11.

April 1, 2011
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Senator DeFrancisco's Budget Update

This week, I discuss the role of the Joint Conference Committee Meetings in achieving an April 1st Budget. I also talk about some of the key issues in this year’s Budget process, including education, property taxes and mandate relief, and Medicaid.

March 25, 2011
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Capitol Report with Senator John DeFrancisco, 3/16/11

Senator DeFrancisco discusses the One-House Budget and accomplishing an on-time Budget this year.

March 22, 2011
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Senator DeFrancisco Honors Maynard Bland as a Continuing Education Student of the Year.

Senator DeFrancisco Honors Maynard Bland as a Continuing Education Student of the Year.

To read the NYS Senate Resolution in full, please click here:

http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/J628-2011

March 22, 2011
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Senator DeFrancisco Honors Mahirwe Dina Ndeze as a Continuing Education Student of the Year.

Senator DeFrancisco Honors Mahirwe Dina Ndeze as a New York Association for Continuing Education Student of the Year.

To read the complete NYS Senate Resolution honoring Mahirwe Dina Ndeze, click here:

 http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/J627-2011

March 22, 2011
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Students from Blodgett School in Syracuse Visit the Capitol.

Students from Blodgett School in Syracuse Visit the Capitol.

March 22, 2011
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Students from Living Word Academy in Syracuse Visit Senator DeFrancisco at the Capitol.

Students from Living Word Academy in Syracuse Visit Senator DeFrancisco at the Capitol.

March 22, 2011
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Senator DeFrancisco Visits with Students at the Lyncourt School Renovation Project Ribbon Cutting.

Senator DeFrancisco Visits with Students at Lyncourt School. The students were selling pins to raise money in the wake of the tragic earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

March 22, 2011
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Budget Update with Senator DeFrancisco on Capitol Tonight, 3/15/11

 

Senator DeFrancisco discusses the Budget on Capitol Tonight, 3/15/11

March 16, 2011
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Capitol Report with Senator John DeFrancisco, 3/9/11

Senator DeFrancisco discusses the findings of the Medicaid Redesign Team.

March 11, 2011
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SENATE PASSES BILL TO CREATE “RECHARGE NY” POWER PROGRAM

Senator John A. DeFrancisco (R-I-C, Syracuse) and his colleagues passed legislation (S.3164) yesterday to create “Recharge NY,” a program that would provide low-cost power to help businesses create and retain jobs.

“This bill will provide businesses with a permanent solution for low-cost electricity.  With a permanent solution in place, businesses will have the stability they need to make long-term plans for their businesses, and they will be able to create jobs,” said Senator DeFrancisco.

“The current Power for Jobs program requires businesses to receive extensions each year, which makes it impossible to plan for the future,” said Senator DeFrancisco.

March 9, 2011
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Long Branch Elementary School Select Chorus Visits the Capitol.

Long Branch Elementary School Select Chorus Visits the Capitol.

March 8, 2011
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Long Branch Elementary School Select Band Visits the Capitol.

Long Branch Elementary School Select Band Visits the Capitol.

March 8, 2011
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The North Syracuse All-Star Baseball Team was honored at the Capitol for winning the 2010 All-Star Championship.

The North Syracuse All-Star Baseball Team was honored at the Capitol for winning the 2010 All-Star Championship.

March 8, 2011
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Capitol Report with Senator John A. DeFrancisco, 3/2/11

Senator DeFrancisco Discusses Final Days of Budget Hearings and What's Next in Achieving an On-Time Budget

March 4, 2011
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Capitol Report with NYS Senator John DeFrancisco February 14, 2010

This week, I discuss what we have heard in Finance Committee Budget Hearings so far. I also talk about complying with the Budget Reform Act, which ensures an on-time budget.

February 16, 2011
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