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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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  • 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......
  • Senate coup: The Golisano role

     
    Tom Precious of the Buffalo News has an interesting story about what led up to billionaire Tom Golisano's involvement in the Senate. The top: "One of the chief orchestrators of Monday???s coup in the State Senate began helping the plot......
  • Senate coup: He said, he didn't say....

     
    New Senate President Pro Tem Pedro Espada Jr. announced that Paterson has ???duly recognized him??? in the job and Dean Skelos in the role of majority leader. But Paterson spokesman Peter Kauffmann just told us that Paterson did no......
  • Capitol coup winners: LI's clout, NYC defectors, Indies

     
    Many movers and shakers on Long Island will say that the restoration of GOP conference power in the state Senate, headed by Dean Skelos (R-Rockville Centre), will bolster the clout of the counties and help LI's share of the......
  • The coup: Don't worry, be happy, for Pro Tem

     
    Standing before news cameras in Albany the other night, Sen. Pedro Espada Jr. (D-Bronx) recalled that his 30 Republican colleagues had asked "many times" in recent months: "Are there some brave citizens and senators on the other side of......
  • Senate split: The court contest, and a party question

     
    Even though the political facts have changed, with the Senate split at 31 for each major party and Malcolm Smith dislodged, the Democrats' lawyers are throwing all the fuel they can into their lawsuit seeking to undo last week's surprise......
  • Senate split: Deadlock Dean did that district deed

     
    Call him Deadlock Dean, since he helped to take us to this point. Long before the savvy and influential Rockville Centre senator and lawyer engineered last week's surprise parliamentary coup, he happened to make an unprecedented 31-31 standoff possible......
  • Senate coup: Confirmation Monserrate is moving back

     
    Sen. Hiram Monserrate, as so many expected, says he's moving back to the Democratic fold, prompting the likelihood of continued deadlock, but with Monserrate's purportedly desired result of ousting Sen. Malcolm Smith as Democratic leader. Presumably he'...
  • Senate coup: The weekend in brief

     
    Even if it has no practical impact on the frenzied politics leading up to today's court showdown and scheduled session, the symbolic message of "Gang of Two" members Espada and Monserrate hitting the Mets-Yanks showdown together Saturday made for......
  • Senate coup: Is this the Dems' next guy? UPDATE

     
    Observers seem to be coalescing around a story that has Sen. Malcolm Smith exit, and Sen. John Sampson (photo) ascend, as the leader of Democrats in the upper house, whenever that becomes feasible. The argument now whispered, however, is......