Malcolm A. Smith's News items

"A HEAT ADVISORY IS ISSUED FOR NEW YORK CITY WHEN THE COMBINATION OF HEAT AND HUMIDITY IS EXPECTED TO MAKE IT FEEL LIKE IT IS AT LEAST 95 OR 100 DEGREES.

"A HEAT ADVISORY IS ISSUED FOR NEW YORK CITY WHEN THE COMBINATION OF HEAT AND HUMIDITY IS EXPECTED TO MAKE IT FEEL LIKE IT IS AT LEAST 95 OR 100 DEGREES FOR ANY LENGTH OF TIME. TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS IF YOU WORK OR SPEND TIME OUTSIDE. WHEN POSSIBLE...RESCHEDULE STRENUOUS ACTIVITIES TO EARLY MORNING OR EVENING. KNOW THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF HEAT EXHAUSTION AND HEAT STROKE.

July 12, 2011
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How CNY landed an electric car plant

How CNY landed an electric car plant
By Mark Weiner / The Post-Standard
October 23, 2009, 6:45AM

January 7, 2010
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Government Reform Bill Passes

The Albany ProjectBy robert.harding

The New York State Senate passed the very important New York Government Reorganization and Citizen Empowerment Act, a government reform bill that would put more power into the hands of citizens who wish to consolidate or dissolve a municipality.

June 4, 2009
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Coming Clean: Gov. Paterson and State Senate Raise Hopes of Ethics Reform in Albany

The Daily News

Could it be that corrupt, dysfunctional Albany is on the verge of cleaning up its act? There are signs that reform is making headway in a state government steeped in muck.

June 1, 2009
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Bipartisan Senate Cosponsorship of Cuomo Bill

Capitol Confidential, Albany Times UnionBy Irene Jay Liu

The legislature is moving quickly to act on the local government consolidation legislation promoted by Attorney General Andrew Cuomo.

Bill A8501/S5661 is being cosponsored by Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb. It is on today’s calendars for the Local Governments and Ways and Means Committees and is expected to reach the floor for a vote this week.

May 27, 2009
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Malcolm's Move...

New York PostMay 20, 2009

A rousing round of applause for Senate Majority Leader Malcolm Smith, who is showing early signs of leader ship in the mayoral-control fight.

Smith has always said he supports renewing City Hall's authority over Gotham's public schools when it expires in June. Now, happily, he has offered a plan that seems to keep it in essentially its current form.

May 20, 2009
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G.E., Paterson, Smith, Others Announce Plans for New Plant Upstate

PolitickerBy Jimmy Vielkind

NISKAYUNA—Flanked by government officials, including David Paterson, General Electric C.E.O. Jeff Immelt announced plans to build a $100 million battery manufacturing plant in the Capital Region.

May 13, 2009
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Malcolm In Cyberspace

The Daily PoliticsBy Elizabeth Benjamin

Here's the welcome video featured on the Senate's spiffy new Website, which Majority Leader Malcolm Smith is unveiling this morning.

May 7, 2009
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Senate Majority Preserves Education Funding

Senate holds the line on funding for every region of the state; for the first time in modern history SUNY and CUNY keep returns on tuition increases

April 2, 2009
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Senate Majority Passes Budget to Create Over 86,000 New Jobs

Senate’s Green Initiatives Institute Will Target Federal Money for New “Green” Jobs

 (Albany, NY) A plan to establish a “green” jobs development institute, put federal money to work creating tens of thousands of new infrastructure jobs and getting more than 1,300 new cops on the street are just some of the job creation efforts included in this year’s budget passed today.

In all, more than 86,000 new jobs statewide are expected through key Senate-led proposals, including:

April 2, 2009
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Senate Secures Bottle Bill, Green Jobs Initiatives and Environmental Protections in State Budget

(Albany, NY) The FY 2009-10 Environmental Conservation State Budget which passed the State Senate today includes a number of sensible environmentally and economically sound policies that will remove recyclable goods from the waste stream, create additional revenue for the State, and help create thousands of new “green” jobs in a targeted way to maximize results.

April 2, 2009
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Senate Passes Budget That Invests in Agriculture and New Upstate Economic Opportunity

ALBANY —The enacted 2009-10 State Budget approved today by the New York State Senate will fund agriculture programs at levels close to 43 percent higher than the Executive Budget had proposed, restoring critical programs and investing in the future of our farmers and producers.

April 2, 2009
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Senate Passes Rockefeller Drug Law Reforms and Invests in Community Safety

(Albany, NY) – The State Senate passed the FY2009-10 public protection budget today that includes many important reforms that will help our state and its public safety officers meet 21st Century needs. Most significant among these changes  is the historic reform of the archaic, costly and ineffective Rockefeller Drug Laws. Among the reforms are a new commitment to drug treatment and the strengthening of penalties for drug kingpins and those who prey on children. 

April 2, 2009
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Senate, Governor and Assembly Announce Three-Way Agreement to Reform Rockefeller Drug Laws

(Albany, NY)- Today, Governor David A. Paterson, Senate Majority Leader Malcolm Smith, Assembly Speaker Shelly Silver and members of the Senate and the Assembly announced an historic three-way agreement calling for sweeping reform of the Rockefeller Drug Laws. The agreement eliminates the ineffective and outdated sentencing law and focuses on treatment rather than punishment to end the deadly cycle of drug addiction.  

March 27, 2009
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Public Schedule for Senate Majority Leader Malcolm A. Smith for Friday, March 27th

11 A.M.: Senator Smith will join Governor Paterson, Speaker Silver, members of the Assembly, Senators Eric Schneiderman, Ruth Hassell-Thompson and John Sampson to announce an agreement on Rockefeller Drug Law reforms.

Location: Capitol, Red Room

Webcast Available: www.ny.gov/governor/webcast

March 27, 2009
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Statement On Presentation Of Governor Paterson’s Executive Budget

“We applaud the Governor for putting together an honest and courageous Executive Budget. Senate Democrats intend to thoroughly review its proposals and discuss them within our conference. From the Upstate counties to the suburbs of Long Island, Senate Democrats will help lead our state out of the worst fiscal crisis since the Great Depression, by funding a fair budget that will allow us to reduce spending without severely impairing the state’s ability to provide essential services.

March 26, 2009
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Public Schedule for Senate Majority Leader Malcolm A. Smith for Tuesday, March 24th

Time: 12:30 PM Event: Supportive Housing Network’s Annual Legislative Luncheon. Senator Smith is scheduled to speak. Location: Meeting Room 1, Concourse

Time: 1:00 PM Event: NYS Department of Labor’s Memorial ceremony for those killed in the Triangle Shirtwaist Company fire. Senator Smith is scheduled to speak. Location: Empire State Plaza (North end of the main concourse near Key Bank)

March 24, 2009
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March 2, 2009
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Senator Aubertine Appointed Chair of Legislative Commission on Rural Resources; Announces Plan for Upsate Economic Development

For Immediate Release: February 25, 2009

Contact: Austin Shafran | austinshafran@gmail.com | 518-455-2415 (w); 917-417-3711 (w)                Drew Mangione | drew.mangione@gmail.com | 518-455-2761 (w)  

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NYS Commission on Rural Resources

February 25, 2009
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