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Malcolm Smith

Malcolm Smith
New York State Senate Majority Leader Malcolm Smith. Smith is the first African-American Majority Leader and President Pro Tempore in New York State history.
New York State Senate Majority Leader Malcolm Smith. Smith is the first African-American Majority Leader and President Pro Tempore in New York State history. « Show less

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  • NY Senate Fails To Override Paterson Veto Of Ethics Bill

    NY Senate Fails To Override Paterson Veto Of Ethics Bill
    Gov. David Paterson scored a victory Monday when the state Legislature failed to override his veto of an ethics bill he complained was too weak. The Democrat-led Legislature hoped to pass the changes in 2010 - an election year - now that the Senate has a...
  • Working Families endorses Hooper's rival

     
    As partners in the Democrats??? drive to take the state Senate, the state Working Families Party has endorsed on Long Island Democrats Brian Foley, Kristen McElroy and Sen. Craig Johnson. In the Assembly, the party included five Republicans among its........
  • Albany: Foreclosure bill

     
    Paterson and the legislature have agreed on a bill to address the sub-prime crisis. Key provisions: 90-day notice before foreclosure proceedings are instituted, and a mandatory settlement conference requiring face-to-face meeting with homeowner and...
  • Video: Meet your new Senate Majority

     
    Here's Malcolm Smith and the Dems announcing that they have the votes. Pedro Espada and Carl Kruger, the chief shakedown artists, flank Smith: Press release after the jump.......
  • Albany: Smith team has no LIers

     
    Malcolm Smith announces his leadership team, and their stipends (led by his own $44,000). Not a single person from Long Island, or the suburbs -- every single one is from NYC, or upstate cities. Full list after the jump.......
  • Paterson: November is apparently inoperative...

     
    Paterson finally has a statement out on the deficit reduction plan. It includes raising SUNY tuition, delaying STAR payments, increasing health insurance fees and assessments, using money won in litigation settlements, and transferring extra money from...
  • Speaker Shelly survivor: Others licked, he still ticks

     
    Just call him Assembly Speaker Sheldon Survivor. He could turn out to be the last pol standing in all New York State. As governor, Eliot Spitzer tried to threaten him but, of course, Spitzer is now gone. As Senate......
  • MTA crisis: The Empire State governor strikes back

     
    With Majority Leader Malcolm Smith's state Senate refusing to take up the MTA-financing program, it offered what it presented as an alternative -- but Gov. David A. Paterson, transit brass and their allies don't see it that way. They......
  • Defunct finance titan helped set MTA on crash course

     
    Nine years ago, in collaboration with state officials, the mighty investment company Bear Stearns played a special role in shaping the course on which the region???s transit system now finds itself. Not only did this financial titan advise the......
  • The distinguished gentleman from Queens is indicted

     
    Brand-new state Sen. Hiram Monserrate (Alleged Dirtbag-Queens) was indicted in the domestic assault case on his girlfriend in which he has claimed utter innocence. He gives up the Consumer Affairs committee, but of course stays in office. Two female......
  • Skelos hints a bum-rush budget is an April Fool's errand

     
    State Senate Republicans may throw a wrench in Democrats??? plans to quickly pass a new state budget before the April 1 start of the fiscal year. Senate Minority Leader Dean Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) said Monday night that Republicans would......