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State Senate Democratic Conference Supports Subprime Mortgage Moratorium

Reforms would provide immediate assistance to homeowners facing foreclosure

May 14, 2008
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Are You Looking for a Job?

Thinking about a career in public service? Government careers can be both exciting and rewarding. New York State and local governments offer a broad range of career opportunities, from law enforcement to medical, conservation to education, and much more.

Government jobs offer competitive salaries and benefits, including flexible work schedules. Best of all, New York State and local government jobs are available right here in New York, so you may not have to travel far to find the rewarding career that you seek.

May 14, 2008
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State Senate Democratic Conference Introduces Mortgage Foreclosure Moratorium, Reform Legislation

The State Senate Democratic Conference will hold a news conference to demand passage of bipartisan foreclosure moratorium legislation to help combat the subprime mortgage crisis. The Conference will also call for immediate assistance to homeowners facing foreclosure as well as tougher laws to protect consumers from predatory mortgage lending practices. WHO:              Bertha Lewis, ACORN President;                        Kristin Brown, Empire Justice Center Director                        of Legislative Advocacy; The Legal Aid Society

May 13, 2008
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Senate Measure Allows Use Of Hearsay Evidence From Sexually Abused Minors

Measure helps children talk about alleged abuse ALBANY, NY – May 13, 2008 – Senate Democratic Leader Malcolm A. Smith (D – St. Albans) sponsored a bill (S. 4390) that was unanimously passed by the Senate aimed at allowing the out-of-court testimony from a child less than 12 years of age to be admissible during a sex abuse trial. 

May 13, 2008
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News From Malcolm A. Smith

NY IN CHINA—A Delegation of New York State Legislators traveled to Beijing, China to attend the inaugural celebration of the New York in China Center launch party.  The Center’s mission is to offer support to small and medium-sized businesses expanding abroad. It will also work with New York businesses to identify opportunities to attract Chinese investments to fund economic development initiatives.

May 1, 2008
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Senate Democratic Leader Malcolm A. Smith Convenes Emergency Legislative Meeting

Meeting focuses on state legislation to address several police policies and practices

Albany, NY--Senate Democratic Leader Malcolm A. Smith (D-St. Albans) called a joint meeting between the NYS Senate Democratic Conference and NYS Assembly Members to take legislative action on police policies and procedures.

April 29, 2008
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State Senate Democratic Task Force On Criminal Justice Reform To Host Public Forum On Preventing Wrongful Convictions

Experts and Exonorees to Testify Regarding Mandatory Recording of Police Interrogations

April 9, 2008
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Are You Looking For A Job?

Thinking about a career in public service? Government careers can be both exciting and rewarding. New York State and local governments offer a broad range of career opportunities, from law enforcement to medical, conservation to education, and much more.Government jobs offer competitive salaries and benefits, including flexible work schedules. Best of all, New York State and local government jobs are available right here in New York, so you may not have to travel far to find the rewarding career that you seek.

April 9, 2008
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Statement By Senate Democratic Leader Malcolm A. Smith

Governor Spitzer has clearly shown that his administration is focused on curing the ills of our educational system and providing our children with the best possible education.

April 8, 2008
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Statement By Senate Democratic Leader Malcolm A. Smith

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April 8, 2008
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April 3, 2008
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State Budget Offers Remedies To Health Care In New York

ALBANY, NY – April 2, 2008 – State lawmakers and groups focused on health care-related issues are applauding the Health and Mental Hygiene portion of the state budget. The $400 million package is designed to improve the lives of New Yorkers across the state as it restores proposed cuts and invests in primary and preventive care for the future.

April 3, 2008
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Senate Democratic Leader Malcolm A. Smith Remembers Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

ALBANY, NY – April 3, 2008 – Forty years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was struck down by an assassins' bullet at the prime of his life. He was age 39. Senate Democratic Leader Malcolm A. Smith (D–St. Albans) remembers the shock and sadness in his family when the word came that Dr. King was shot and killed.

April 3, 2008
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Senator Smith Urges NYC To Halt Its Senior Service Restructuring Plan

Changes to the current process could mean closure of senior centers, fewer service-providers and longer contracts.

March 30, 2008
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March 25, 2008
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Statement From Senate Democratic Leader Malcolm A. Smith Regarding Progress On The 2008-09 Budget

"Today's five-way meeting was a great beginning but we still have work to do. We are prepared to stay in Albany seven days a week to reach a fair and on-time budget agreement.

New York state is facing tough budgetary challenges as we embark on the 2008-09 State Fiscal Year. As the nation experiences an economic downturn in part due to the sub-prime lending crisis, we must take a fiscally prudent approach to meeting the State's expected deficit, while minimizing the pain that is inevitable.

March 19, 2008
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Senator Malcolm A. Smith Hosts Queens Job Fair Variety Of Local Companies On Hand To Discuss Employment Opportunities

Queens, NY – State Senate Minority Leader Malcolm A. Smith (D-Queens) announced today that he will host a job fair this month to help Queens residents learn more about available employment opportunities with various businesses.

March 4, 2008
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Senator Smith Announces Correction Officer Exam

State Senator Malcolm A. Smith (D-Queens) today announced a new round of testing by the state Department of Correctional Services as part of their effort to recruit new correction officers.“Correction officers often do their jobs in anonymity, behind the walls of our state prisons and correctional facilities, but their work is critically important,” said Senator Smith. “It’s a job that not everyone can do.

January 29, 2008
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Senator Smith: Eitc Can Help You Keep More Money In Your Pocket

Although tax time is still three months away, State Senator Malcolm Smith (D-Queens) today said it’s not too soon for New York’s working families to start thinking about ways to keep more of their hard-earned cash in their pockets.The St. Albans lawmaker urged his constituents to take advantage of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). For those who qualify, the EITC is a special federal tax benefit that was created to assist low and moderate-income workers.

January 25, 2008
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