L to r – Senator Darrel Aubertine (D – Watertown); Alicide Djedje (pronounced Jay-Jay), the Ivory Coast Ambassador to the United Nations; Senate Democratic Leader Malcolm A. Smith and M. Ahmed Diomande, Finance Secretary to the Senate Democratic Conference. Diomande is a native of the Ivory Coast. The four met to discuss strengthening bilateral relationships between NYS and the Ivory Coast in the area of education, culture and commerce, including the future of New York Chocolate (the former Nestle plant) produced in Fulton, Oswego County.
Senate Democratic Leader Malcolm A. Smith joins Governor David Paterson and Majority Leader Joseph Bruno in Senate Chambers today. Earlier Bruno announced that he would not seek re-election. (L-R) Joseph Bruno, David Paterson, Malcolm A. Smith).
Senate Democratic Leader Malcolm A. Smith joins United Federation of Teachers President, Randi Weingarten at the Democratic National Convention. As part of their national platform, Democrats are committed to fulfilling the birth rite of every child by providing them with the quality education that they are entitled to enjoy.
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.