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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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  • 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......
  • Gov to announce same-sex bill; backers skeptical

     
    Gov. David Paterson is preparing to introduce same-sex marriage legislation, as detailed here. After enactment of a hard-times budget amid poor polling numbers, Paterson is in a way pushing a second big source of political pressure on his old......
  • Paterson: All the reasons to go for same-sex bill

     
    For Gov. David A. Paterson, the question simply seems to have been: Why NOT move for a same-sex marriage bill? He'd promised to do it. He supported the concept as a Manhattan lawmaker. His poll numbers have little place......
  • Tuesday's political circus: Fares, flu and flim-flam

     
    When your transit fares explode soon, you can directly blame Sen. Malcolm Smith and his not-ready-for-prime-time players in the Senate's wonderful new Democratic majority. With the possible extent of swine flu dangers still unclear, the Congress will be...
  • MTA $$ and the Senate: The Smith pitch for now

     
    Senate Majority Leader Malcolm Smith, who agreed with Gov. David Paterson to reinject a payroll tax into the MTA bailout talks -- after allowing his suburban conference members to reject it -- said Monday night that there is a frame......
  • Lawmakers back district-merger bill; details sketchy

     
    Here's a fuller account of that special-district agreement flagged earlier, from Newsday's Sandra Peddie: Efforts to consolidate local governments picked up momentum Tuesday as state legislative leaders announced they were introducing a bill to simplify...
  • Ex-Republican touted by state Dems for Nassau seat

     
    Nina Petraro Bastardi, looking to unseat Legis. John Ciotti, got a talking up from Democratic state chair June O'Neill at today's spring meeting of the party in Rye. She sent out a news release touting her joining with major party......
  • The Capitol coup II: Dean-o and Espada co-leaders

     
    In the ouster of Malcolm Smith as Senate majority leader, the insurgents have gone back to a power plan that was discussed before this session began: Installing Dean Skelos as majority leader, as he was before, but not returning him......