Malcolm A. Smith's Press releases

Senator Smith, Democratic Majority Helps Seniors Beat the Summer Heat

 

Includes low income families and disabled, helps them afford home cooling needs

July 7, 2010
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July 7, 2010
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Senate Passes High Speed Rail Legislation

Fueling the Economy of Tomorrow

 

July 7, 2010
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Parks Are Open. Plan for your summer!

“ Parks are an economic engine and promote tourism throughout the state. 55 Million people visit our state’s parks every year resulting in 1.9 billion in revenue. With the unemployment rate at an all-time high New Yorkers can take relief in knowing that over 20,000 jobs will now be created. With Memorial Day approaching I am certain that the residents of my district as well as New Yorkers throughout the state are eager to utilize our state’s great Parks. ”

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July 2, 2010
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SENATOR SMITH & DEMOCRATIC MAJORITY PROTECT SCHOOLS, PROVIDE PROPERTY TAX RELIEF & MAKE SMART SPENDING CUTS

SENATOR SMITH & DEMOCRATIC MAJORITY

PROTECT SCHOOLS, PROVIDE PROPERTY

July 1, 2010
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SENATE PRESIDENT MALCOLM A. SMITH ANNOUNCES PASSAGE OF PUBLIC HOUSING LAW AIMED AT BENEFITING THE DISABLED

 (Far Rockaway, NY)-  Senate President Malcolm A. Smith announced the passage of  legislation which provides all public housing residents with limited mobility the option to live as close to the ground floor as possible. This comes after a deadly fire last year in Carleton Manor took the life of a mother and her handicapped daughter who lived on the 10th floor.“ In the event that there is an emergency, it's only fitting that public housing residents with limited mobility be located as close to the ground floor as possible.

June 16, 2010
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SENATOR SMITH ANNOUNCES LEGISLATIVE PACKAGE IMPROVING QUALITY OF LIFE FOR SENIORS

 Sweeping Legislation Provides Better Access, Better Care  (Albany, NY)-   Today, The New York State Senate passed a comprehensive package of legislation expanding services and increasing access for senior citizens, Senator Smith has announced.

June 16, 2010
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Senator Malcolm A. Smith Protects Distressed Property Owners

Senator Malcolm A. Smith passed legislation (S5896c) to protect consumers from distressed property consulting service scams by requiring all companies offering these services to include a consumer warning statement in all advertisements.   

April 27, 2010
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Senate President Malcolm A. Smith Recognizes Queens Business Woman as Constituent of the Month

Senate President Malcolm A. Smith honored Eva G. Duzant, Founder and CEO of E. G. Edwards & Associates Inc. as his April constituent of the month.

Her company is based in Queens and specializes in accounting and taxation.

“I think it’s important and necessary to recognize the constituents of my district that are volunteering of their time and giving of themselves to make the community a better place to live. In these hard economic times Eva Duzant’s organization is dedicated to ensuring that the residents of Queens are financially responsible.,” said Senator Smith.

April 13, 2010
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SENATOR MALCOLM SMITH URGES YOU TO BE COUNTED

If you knew you were going to get a large tax refund, you’d probably send in your tax return right away.  Well, you are in line for a large tax refund – courtesy of the U.S.

March 29, 2010
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Senator Smith Announces Plan To Jump Start Job Growth

Senator Smith presented an innovative jobs and economic development program to get New Yorkers back to work. The program, ‘New Jobs New York,’ consists of three targeted initiatives that will:

March 26, 2010
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SENATE PRESIDENT MALCOLM A. SMITH HELPS CONSTITUENTS MANAGE FINANCES IN HARD ECONOMIC TIMES

In light of the State’s tough economic crisis, Senate President Malcolm A. Smith hosted a seminar to helps his constituents better manage their finances.

“Times are tough right now but I wanted my constituents to know that there are resources available to help them stay on top of their finances. I want my constituents to be able to dig themselves out of debt and into financial freedom,” said Senator Smith.

March 25, 2010
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SENATE PRESIDENT PRO TEM MALCOLM A. SMITH JOINS FREEPORT MAYOR HARDWICK TO ANNOUNCE INFRASTRUCTURE GRANT

Senate President Pro Tem Malcolm A. Smith joined Freeport Mayor Andrew Hardwick and State Senator Kevin Parker on Friday to present the Village of Freeport with a $1 million grant from the New York State Senate for much needed road repairs.  

March 24, 2010
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SENATE PRESIDENT MALCOLM A. SMITH HOLDS TRI-LEVEL JOINT LEGISLATIVE TASK FORCE ON JOBS FOR THE 21st CENTURY

Senate President Malcolm A. Smith was joined by his colleagues on the State, Federal and City levels to announce the reformation of a Tri-Level Joint Legislative Task Force on Jobs. Members of the three layers of government came together in a coordinated effort to help create jobs in the 21st Century. The hearings will be hosted by borough presidents throughout the city to examine what can be done to put New Yorkers back to work.  

March 24, 2010
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STATE SENATE PRESIDENT MALCOLM A. SMITH HONORS COMMUNITY ACTIVIST AS CONSTITUENT OF THE MONTH

Liz Bishop-Goldsmith is the founder of Mothers Against Guns, Inc. (MAG).

(ST. ALBANS, NY)- Senate President Pro Tempore Malcolm A. Smith honored Liz Bishop-Goldsmith as his March constituent of the month. Ms. Bishop-Goldsmith is the founder of Mothers Against Guns, Inc. (MAG).

“Liz continues to lobby and advocate for guns laws. She does a lot of positive work in  our community and for that she deserves to be honored,  ” said Senator Smith.

March 9, 2010
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SENATOR MALCOLM A. SMITH RECEIVES TOP HONOR FROM NEW YORK FAMILIES FOR AUTISTIC CHILDREN, INC

Senator Smith will receive the “Guardian Angel” for 2010 award today, Thursday, February 25th.

(ST. ALBANS, NY)- Senate President Malcolm A. Smith is slated to be honored by the New York Families for Autistic Children, Inc (NYFAC). Senator Smith will receive the “Guardian Angel” for 2010 award tonight, Thursday, February 25, 2010, at Russo’s On The Bay in Howard Beach, New York.

February 25, 2010
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SENATE ENACTS TAX RELIEF FOR SURVIVING SPOUSES

Senator Smith: Disable Spouses to Qualify for Enhanced STAR

(ST. ALBANS, NY)- Disabled widows and widowers will continue to receive enhanced STAR property tax breaks under legislation approved by the Senate, announced Senate President Malcolm A. Smith.

The bill (S262A) supported by Senator Smith extends enhanced STAR property tax exemptions to disabled survivors upon the loss of a spouse who previously qualified for the program.  The surviving spouse must be at least 62 years old.

February 24, 2010
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