In his first visit to Long Island since being elected State Senate Majority Leader earlier this month, Senator Malcolm A. Smith will meet Friday with Senators Craig Johnson (D-Port Washington) and Brian X.
State Senate Majority Leader Malcolm A. Smith and Senator David J. Valesky will visit the City of Binghamton on Wednesday to meet with local leaders and discuss economic development. It is the fourth Upstate city Senator Smith has visited since being elected as leader of the Senate earlier this month. Joining them are Binghamton Mayor Matthew Ryan, Broome County Executive Barbara Fiala, and Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo.
(Albany, NY)- Today, Senate Majority Leader Malcolm A. Smith addressed the Healthcare Association of New York State, discussing the Senate’s vision for improving healthcare. Senator Smith spoke about the need to provide greater access to health coverage for all New Yorkers, boosting primary and preventive care and investing public money in areas where it will be most beneficial.
At the luncheon, Senator Smith said, "Together, we can reform our healthcare delivery system and take meaningful steps toward improving access to quality and affordable healthcare for all New Yorkers."
"Today we celebrate the life and extraordinary achievements of one of our nation's most beloved and influential leaders, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. King taught us that all people, regardless of race, were created equal- a promise made by our forefathers at the birth of this nation but ignored throughout the dark corners of our country infected by racism and hatred. Dr. King helped fulfill that promise for generations of Americans and changed the course of history for the better. He is someone whose life made others possible.
"Today's appointment of Kirsten Gillibrand by Governor Paterson to fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is a shining example of our democratic process at work.
(Albany, NY)- State Senate Majority Leader Malcolm A. Smith and members of the Senate Democratic Conference will meet Thursday morning with Richard Ravitch, Chairman of the Commission on Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Financing. At the meeting, Mr. Ravitch, a former Chairman of the MTA, will discuss the commission's proposals for how to adequately fund public transit and address the MTA's budget shortfall, as well as ways to improve access and increase service to mass transit.
A media availability will immediately follow the meeting.
State Senate Majority Leader Malcolm A. Smith today officially announced the full roster of all Democratic appointments to Senate committees for the current legislative session. Attached is a list of assignments by member as well as by committee.
"Nearly one hundred and fifty years since Abraham Lincoln declared all people, regardless of race, to be free citizens and just 50 years since our country recognized that separate is never equal and segregation can never be tolerated, Barack Obama was sworn in as our nation's first African American President. Never before has America's future been so bright.
"The "New Report from the State Task Force to Halt Abusive Lending Transactions" highlights the dire financial situation that so many residents of New York State face during this difficult economic time. There is no question that working families are struggling more than ever. The report reveals that almost 45,000 New York homes are in foreclosure, a vast increase of 43 percent over 2007. Families alone aren't the only victims of the subprime crisis. It affects whole communities and can lead to the deterioration of once vibrant neighborhoods.
State Senate Majority Leader Malcolm A. Smith today announced the six Democratic appointments to the bi-partisan Temporary Senate Committee on Rules and Administration Reform. The appointments include Senators David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) who will serve as co-Chair, Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan), Jeff Klein (D-Bronx), Jose M.
State Senate Majority Leader Malcolm A. Smith today announced passage of historic rules changes that will fundamentally change the way the Senate operates and conducts business. In their first order of business as the Majority the Senate passed a series of rules changes that will foster discussion and productivity, and increase accountability and transparency for the public.
Newly elected State Senate Majority Leader Malcolm A. Smith and Senators William Stachowski and Antoine Thompson met today with Mayor Byron Brown in Buffalo to discuss concerns facing Upstate, as well as ways the new Senate Majority can work with local leaders to spur economic revitalization. The visit comes less than 48 hours after Smith was elected as the new Senate Majority Leader, the first Democrat to hold that position in 43 years.
(New York, NY)- Newly elected State Senate Majority Leader Malcolm A. Smith met today with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to discuss the impact of the financial crisis on the City and State of New York. Senate Democrats have made economic growth and revitalization their top priority as they prepare to lead the Chamber for the first time in more than 40 years.
Thank you to all of those who participated in the New York State Senate's fist ever online Town Hall. Since we're always striving to serve the people of New York better, and this was our first attempt at an event like this, we would appreciate your feedback on how we can improve the experience.