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Senate Majority Leader Malcolm Smith And Senator David Valesky To Meet With Syracuse Mayor Matt Driscoll To Discuss Local Concerns And Opportunities To Revitalize The Economy

Just one day after being elected as the new State Senate Majority Leader, Malcolm A. Smith will join State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) and Syracuse Mayor Matt Driscoll Thursday morning. The three will discuss concerns facing Upstate cities, as well as ideas for how the new Senate Majority can work with local communities to get our economy back on track. Following their discussion, the elected officials will be available for questions from the press and Senator Smith will announce Senator Valesky's new leadership position.

January 8, 2009
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Statement By Senate Majority Leader Malcolm Smith Re: Governor Paterson's State Of The State Address

"Today, Governor Paterson gave his first State of the State address on a historic day for New York, a day during which the Senate was convened with its first Democratic majority in 43 years. But it was a bittersweet moment for us all – while we note the milestones that have been achieved, we are mindful of the dire fiscal times we're facing, the likes of which we have not seen since the Great Depression.

January 8, 2009
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Senate Majority Leader Malcolm A. Smith Meets With Syracuse Mayor Matt Driscoll, Announces Leadership Role For Senator David J. Valesky

On the first stop of an Upstate cities swing, State Senate Majority Leader Malcolm A. Smith and Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) met with Mayor Matt Driscoll in Syracuse 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 just one day after Smith was elected as the new Senate Majority Leader, the first Democrat to hold that position in 43 years.

January 8, 2009
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Remarks By Temporary President Of The Senate Malcolm A. Smith After The Senate Leadership Vote

"I'm honored …humbled …and truly grateful for the opportunity to be a part of this new chapter in our state's history.

The fact that I'm standing here is a testament to a new day in Albany: a day in which we can come together to exercise the kind of leadership the people of New York deserve.

I look forward to working with all of our Republican colleagues on the issues facing New York.

We are one Senate, with a common goal of improving the quality of life for the people of this state and a common purpose of making government more efficient.

January 7, 2009
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Senate Democratic Leader Malcolm A. Smith Named Senate Majority Leader Selection Marks Historic Moment For New York

(New York, NY)- The Senate Democratic Conference emerged from their meeting tonight with the announcement that Senate Democratic Leader Malcolm A. Smith will serve as Senate Majority Leader, securing a Democratic Majority for the first time in 43 years.Under the leadership of Senator Smith, the Senate will move New York in a new direction, taking steps to create a more open, accountable and inclusive legislative process.

January 6, 2009
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