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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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  • Tale of the tolls: The issue rises again!

     
    Certain portions of the business class and Manhattan-based car-haters won't give up in the view of citizen activist Henry Stern, former city parks commissioner and councilman, who says of the prospect of tolls at the East River and Harlem......
  • Sen. Dems send $10,000 for B'khaven supe race

     
    Senate Majority Leader Malcolm Smith (D-St. Albans) has waded into today's Brookhaven special for supervisor, with an eleventh-hour $10,000 donation. The contribution, dated March 27, came from the Malcolm A. Smith for New York committee. It showed up on....
  • Naked Ambition

     
    Which was the most fevered lunge for self-promotion by a power player? 1) U.S. Sen. Judd Gregg (R-N.H.), who once campaigned to be Commerce secretary, for calling President Obama???s budget ???an extraordinary move to the left.??? 2) Senate Majority...
  • Paterson on Senate: Why did we do that again?

     
    Manfred Ohrenstein, former Democratic minority leader of the state Senate, now a lobbyist, rose to ask a broad softball question about how Paterson deals with the state???s enormous problems. Paterson: ???One of the reasons and Fred thank you for all........
  • Senator's violence charges: Circumstantial slack

     
    Fellow Senate Democrats discussed possible defense aid for Hiram Monserrate (D-East Elmhurst) -- an ex-cop who long ago left the NYPD on a mystery psych ruling -- now facing domestic-violence charges buttressed by some pretty repulsive videotape. If...
  • Senate Dems: Taking their suburbanites for granted?

     
    Amid the current struggle at the state Capitol over a bad-news budget, could the new urban-dominated Democratic Senate majority leadership under Malcolm Smith be making the tactical mistake of taking the budget votes of Craig Johnson (D-Port Washington)...
  • Sen. Craig Johnson: Proud irritant-at-large?

     
    You could say he's just grandstanding -- and his fan base will just say he's advocating for the district. But like his colleague Brian Foley, the other Democrat in the 9-member Long Island Senate delegation, Craig Johnson of Port......
  • Senate 2010, in a strange and volatile moment

     
    Early scrambling in the 2010 race for the junior U.S. Senate seat - now occupied by Kirsten Gillibrand - offers the best glimpse of the clashing ambitions at work in the state Democratic Party's nervous ruling circles. For her......
  • Monday in Albany: Polish-American Congress Day

     
    Monday will be Polish American Congress Day in Albany. The congress tries to be the voice of some 10 million Polish-Americans and has been conducting voter registration drives in New York State to increase its clout. The groups says......
  • The 109th annual LCA show: An intimate setting

     
    Attendance at the traditional Legislative Correspondents Association charity show, with its $300 ticket price, shrunk to what its fans and organizers found alarming. The press presentation was "MacDave" in two acts -- Basically, Paterson as Shakespeare'...
  • Paterson on the edge: Competing with SNL?

     
    If comic edge ruled, Gov. David A. Paterson might be proclaimed king. Pushing his ironic gifts into the risky zone late Saturday night, he dropped jaws with his performance at an annual $300-per-seat Albany press charity dinner otherwise remarkable for......