Senator John A. DeFrancisco (R-I-C, Syracuse), an Air Force Veteran, is once again calling on Central New Yorkers to support our troops this holiday season by donating their used cell phones to Cell Phones for Soldiers. Syracuse Army Recruiting Battalion Commander Lieutenant Colonel Richard Robert Rouleau, Public Affairs Chief Pete Spadora, and Public Affairs Specialist Mark Burns joined Senator DeFrancisco at a press conference this morning to help support the cause and discuss the importance of helping our troops stay connected.
More than half of the budget has been passed by weekly budget extenders with only $1.1 billion in cuts having been made. Since the deficit is $9.2 billion, it is obviously unlikely that $8.1 billion in cuts will be found in the portion of the budget that remains to be done. As I've said from the beginning, the piecemeal manner in which the budget is being passed by the Senate Democrats will inevitably lead our state to more taxes and borrowing. I will continue to fight against new taxes and borrowing.
Senator John A. DeFrancisco (R-I-C, Syracuse) will present PeggyLiuzzi, the Executive Director of Child Care Solutions, with the 2010"Women of Distinction" award for the 50th Senate District. The Senate willhonor women from Central New York and throughout the State at a receptionthis evening in Albany.
Sen. John DeFrancisco recently recognized Daniel Walker and Dylan Potter, Central New York West Point cadets during West Point Day at the New York State Capitol. Cadet Walker is from Baldwinsville and is a 2006 graduate of C.W. Baker High School. Cadet Potter is from Marietta and is a 2006 graduate of Marcellus High School.“All of these cadets are exceptional young men and woman, but I am especially proud to honor Dylan Potter and Daniel Walker who are both in my 50th Senate District,” DeFrancisco said.
SENATOR DEFRANCISCO ANNOUNCES STATE GRANTS FOR LIBRARY CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS IN ONONDAGA COUNTYGrants are Supported by $14 million in Capital Funds for Public Library Construction
Senator John A. DeFrancisco (R-I-C, Syracuse) today announced that several libraries in Onondaga County have been awarded New York State Public Library Construction Grants to help make necessary improvements to their buildings.
SENATOR DEFRANCISCO DEMANDS THAT GOVERNOR PATERSON ISSUE STATE INCOME TAX REFUNDS ON TIME Senator DeFrancisco Leads CNY Online Petition Drive Fighting Delay of State Income Tax Checks to Alleviate Budget Woes Senator John A. DeFrancisco (R-I-C, Syracuse) requested today that Governor Paterson should not delay the return of state income tax refunds, and has started an online petition drive to send the Governor a message.
MORE THAN 1100 CELL PHONES COLLECTED IN CELL PHONES FOR SOLDIERS PHONE DRIVESenator DeFrancisco Thanks Central New Yorkers for Their Generosity Senator John A. DeFrancisco (R-I-C, Syracuse) announced today that Central New Yorkers donated more than 1100 phones to Cell Phones for Soldiers through the phone drive this year.