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March 30, 2009
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Senate Majority Leader Malcolm A. Smith Speaks at Govenor Paterson's News Conference March 30, 2009

Senate Majority Leader Malcolm A. Smith Speaks at Govenor Paterson's News Conference March 30, 2009.

March 30, 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 The agreement eliminates the ineffective and outdated sentencing law and focuses on treatment rather than punishment to end the deadly cycle of drug addiction.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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End of Session

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).

March 27, 2009
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Back to school

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.

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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Senate Majority Announces MTA Plan

Today, Senate Majority Leader Malcolm A. Smith, joined by members of the Majority Conference announced their plan to address the Metropolitan Transportation Authoritys (MTA) operating deficit, saving millions of straphangers from crippling fare increases and service cuts.

March 17, 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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One New York Newscast -- Debut Edition

One New York News One New York News is an exclusive production of the NYS Senate developed to inform you about what is happening in the legislature. The 15 minute newscast will take you across the state and through the Senate Chamber allowing you to have an inside look on legislation and initiatives.

The newscast is scheduled for release every two weeks by the One New York News team.

February 17, 2009
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Statement From Senate Majority Leader Malcolm A. Smith, Wny Senators Bill Stachowski And Antoine Thompson, And Transportation Chair Martin Malave Dilan

"Yesterday evening, our state experienced a horrific tragedy when Continental Airlines Flight 3407 crashed just miles outside of Buffalo Niagara International Airport, taking the lives of nearly 50 people.

The thoughts and prayers of all New Yorkers go out to the family members and friends of those who perished in the devastating accident.

February 13, 2009
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Senate Majority Leader Smith And Members Travel To D.c. To Discuss Stimulus Package With Congress, White House

Senate Majority Leader Malcolm A. Smith led a bi-partisan Senate delegation to Washington, D.C. today to speak with U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and congressional leaders to talk about the federal stimulus package. The senators were the very first state delegation to meet at the White House with the intergovernmental affairs officials of the new Obama administration.

February 13, 2009
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