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SENATE MAJORITY LEADER DEAN SKELOS APPOINTS SENATOR JOHN DeFRANCISCO TO CHAIR SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE

SENATE MAJORITY LEADER DEAN SKELOS APPOINTS SENATOR JOHN DeFRANCISCO TO CHAIR SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE

 

Senate Majority Members Named to Finance and Rules Committees

Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos has appointed Senator John A. DeFrancisco (R-I-C, Syracuse) to serve as Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee.

January 6, 2011
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Senator John DeFrancisco Named a Guardian of Small Business

Senator John DeFrancisco Named a Guardian of Small Business

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) has named Senator John DeFrancisco a 2010 Guardian of Small Business for his consistent support on issues that affect small businesses.

November 30, 2010
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Senator DeFrancisco joins Vietnam Veterans at their annual Leadership Luncheon.

Senator DeFrancisco joins with Central New York Veterans to honor three teenagers, the winners of their annual scholarship awards.

November 8, 2010
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Thank You Voters

I am honored to have the support of the voters in the 50th District. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to continue to work for you!

November 8, 2010
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CELL PHONES FOR SOLDIERS AND SENATOR DEFRANCISCO KICK OFF ANNUAL CELL PHONE COLLECTION DRIVE

 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.

October 29, 2010
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Senator DeFrancisco Honors Law Enforcement Officials During Law Enforcement Day at the NYS Fair.

Senator DeFrancisco attended the Law Enforcement Day Ceremonies at  at the NYS Fair.

September 9, 2010
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Senator DeFrancisco Celebrates the Annoucement that ProLiteracy will be Moving to Syracuse's Near Westside with Ruth Colvin, Founder of Literacy Volunteers of America.

Senator DeFrancisco Celebrates the Annoucement that ProLiteracy will be Moving to Syracuse's Near Westside with Ruth Colvin, Founder of Literacy Volunteers of America.

August 26, 2010
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Senator DeFrancisco Questions Senator Kruger on the Budget

Senator DeFrancisco questioned Senator Kruger on the increased spending in this year's late budget - and the 2007 Reform Bill that has not been followed in this year's budget process.

June 30, 2010
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Capitol Report with Senator John DeFrancisco - June 23, 2010

Senator John DeFrancisco talks about the 12th budget extender and possibility of passing a budget by June 28.

June 24, 2010
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Capitol Report with Senator John DeFrancisco, June 16th, 2010

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.

June 18, 2010
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SENATE PASSES AUTISM INSURANCE BILL

                   SENATE PASSES AUTISM INSURANCE BILL     Bill Would Provide Insurance Coverage for Screening, Diagnosis               and Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders

June 10, 2010
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SENATOR DEFRANCISCO TO HONOR ONE OF CENTRAL NEW YORK'S "WOMEN OF DISTINCTION"

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.

May 25, 2010
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Senator DeFrancisco Recognizes Heroic Silver Star Medal Recipient, Chief Petty Officer Jeremy Torrisi, With A Legislative Resolution

Chief Petty Officer Jeremy K. Torrisi Bravely Saved Four Lives in a                                Firefight

May 3, 2010
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Senator DeFrancisco Recognizes Local West Point Cadets

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.

April 30, 2010
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SENATOR DEFRANCISCO ANNOUNCES STATE GRANTS FOR LIBRARY CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS IN ONONDAGA COUNTY

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.

March 9, 2010
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SENATOR DEFRANCISCO DEMANDS THAT GOVERNOR PATERSON ISSUE STATE INCOME TAX REFUNDS ON TIME

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.

February 23, 2010
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SENATOR DEFRANCISCO & ASSEMBLYMAN BARCLAY ANNOUNCE STATE GRANT FOR ELBRIDGE DRINKING WATER CONSOLIDATION

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 8, 2010

Contact: Erin O’Connor  (315) 428-7632

January 8, 2010
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MORE THAN 1100 CELL PHONES COLLECTED IN CELL PHONES FOR SOLDIERS PHONE DRIVE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 7, 2010

Contact: Katelyn Costello  (315) 428-7632

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.

January 7, 2010
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SENATOR DEFRANCISCO RESPONDS TO GOVERNOR PATERSON’S SECOND STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 6, 2010

SENATOR DEFRANCISCO RESPONDS TO GOVERNOR PATERSON’S SECOND STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESS Speech focuses on State Deficit and Ethics Reform

Today Senator John A. DeFrancisco (R-I-C, Syracuse), responded to Governor Paterson’s second State of the State address which officially marks the beginning of the 2010 legislative session.

January 6, 2010
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CELL PHONES FOR SOLDIERS AND SENATOR DEFRANCISCO KICK OFF CELL PHONE COLLECTION DRIVE FOR THE HOLIDAYS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 6, 2009

Contact: Benedicte Doran (315) 428-7632

CELL PHONES FOR SOLDIERS AND SENATOR DEFRANCISCO KICK OFF CELL PHONE COLLECTION DRIVE FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Senator John A. DeFrancisco (R-I-C, Syracuse) is calling on Central New Yorkers to support our troops this holiday season by donating their used cell phones to Cell Phones for Soliders.

November 6, 2009
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