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Senate Democratic Leader Malcolm A. Smith Praises Gov. Spitzer’s State Of The State Address

            “Governor Spitzer’s first State of the State Address was a breath of fresh air and presented a plan that is exactly what the people of New York called for and overwhelmingly elected Eliot Spitzer to do: reform our state government, cut property taxes, revitalize our economy with a focus on upstate, fix the workers’ comp system, improve the state’s business climate and provide more resources for education,&

January 9, 2008
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Senator Malcolm A. Smith Touts "College Goal Sunday" To Help High School Students And Families

State Senator Malcolm A. Smith (D-Queens) today encouraged New Yorkers looking for ways to help pay for college to utilize an innovative program co-sponsored by the New York State Financial Aid Administrator’s Association (NYSFAAA) and the New York State Higher Education Services Corp. (HESC). The two organizations have a long history of offering collaborative, special projects, he said.

January 8, 2008
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Senator Malcolm A. Smith Announces Federal Assistance To Ease Digital Television (dtv) Transition

In preparation for the digital television conversion slated for February, 2009, State Senate Democratic Leader Malcolm A. Smith (D-Queens) announced today assistance will soon be available for consumers who receive their television signals through antennas (known as analog technology). TV sets not connected to either cable or satellite – and those without a built-in digital tuner – will need a converter box after the digital transition occurs.

December 17, 2007
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**Media Advisory**

New York State Democratic Leader Malcolm A. Smith will host the State and City Department of Aging agencies to address pertinent issues affecting the older adult population within Southeast Queens. Several topics scheduled to be discussed include: Medicare D and the newly launched Home Energy Assistance Program. There will be a questions and answer session immediately following the presentation.

CO-SPONSORS:Congressman Gregory W. Meeks, Senator Shirley Huntley,Assembly Members William Scarborough, Vivian Cook,Barbara Clark, Audrey I. Pheffer, Michele Titus, and

November 26, 2007
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Senator Malcolm A. Smith Announces

Senate Democratic Leader Malcolm A. Smith (D-Queens) today announced that the Seaside Adult Community Center has reopened at its original Rockaway Beach Boulevard location, according to information received from New York City Department for the Aging in response to a letter sent by the senator."Seaside's roof has finally been repaired," said Senator Smith.

November 26, 2007
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Tri Level Legislative Taskforce Hosts Final Hearing On Police Protocol And Reform

November 25th, 2006, and have been hosted throughout the five boroughs of New York City with testimony from more than one hundred individuals, including experts on police procedures, civil right advocates, and victims.

Among those that have offered testimony throughout the series of hearings were Nicole Paultre-Bell, fiancéof the late Sean Bell and her lawyer Sanford Rubenstein; Joseph Guzman and Trent Benefield, Reverend Dr.Herbert Daughtry, Senior

November 25, 2007
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Senate Democrats Propose “No Harm” Budget Fixes

 

The Senate Democrats initiative targets five specific budget saving measures:

 

· Delay in new, non-essential capital spending ($120 million in savings),

· Drawing down from the State’s rainy day fund while retaining sufficient assets to meetfuture needs ($375 million in added revenue), and

November 20, 2007
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Senator Malcolm A. Smith Distributes Thanksgiving Turkeys

Noting that "the concept of Thanksgiving is that everyone working together creates a huge accomplishment," State Senate Democratic Leader Malcolm A. Smith (D-Queens) once again distributed over 200 Thanksgiving turkeys on Monday and Tuesday to community organizations located throughout the 14th Senatorial District.

HealthPlus and Arverne by the Sea co-sponsored the annual holiday event.

"On Thanksgiving Day, while many of us will be sharing festive meals with families and friends, there are some who, through no fault of their own, go without," said Senator Smith.

November 19, 2007
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Senate Democrats To Propose Budget Deficit Remedy

WHAT: Senate Democrats to call for cuts, savings and new revenue to balance budgetWHO:Senate Democratic Leader Malcolm A. Smith andmembers of the Senate Democratic ConferenceWHEN:Tuesday, November 20th11:00 a.m.WHERE:315 Capitol, Conference RoomAlbany, NY

November 19, 2007
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Enthusiasm And Hope At Economic Development Town Hall Meeting Hosted By Senator Malcolm A. Smith And Esdc Chairman Pat Foye

Empire State Development Corporation Chairman Pat Foye and ESDC executives came to Queens on Thursday to answer the questions from small-business owners and community activists during the first Economic Development Town Hall Meeting at York College.The meeting was hosted by Senate Democratic Leader Malcolm Smith (D-St.

November 19, 2007
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Senate Democratic Leader Malcolm A. Smith And Asian-American Business Development Center Unveil N.Y. In China Center

To stay competitive in today's global economy and reap the benefits of China's soaring commercial growth, New York State must do more than just dip its toe in the water, according to Senate Democratic Leader Malcolm A. Smith.

"It's time to take the plunge," the Queens lawmaker said today as he joined John Wang, President of the Asian-American Business Development Center (AABDC), and elected officials in announcing AABDC's plan to open a New York In China Center for the purpose of promoting New York products. The Center will be based in Beijing.

October 31, 2007
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Senators Smith And Klein Support Countrywide Financial's Effort To Relieve Borrowers In Danger Of Foreclosure

A plan by Countrywide Financial, the nation's largest mortgage lender, to modify adjustable-rate loans for 82,000 borrowers in danger of foreclosure is "a step in the right direction," said State Senate Democratic Leader Malcolm A. Smith (D-St.

October 23, 2007
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Senate Democrats Maintain Strong Environmental Positions

ALBANY -- October 18, 2007 -- Senate Democrats outscored Republicans in the latest environmental voting guide issued by the Environmental Advocates of New York.

October 18, 2007
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Senate Democrats Bring "Get Back To Work" Campaign To Long Island

New York State Senate Democratic Leader Malcolm A. Smith (D-St. Albans) and Senator Craig Johnson (D-Nassau) brought the Democratic Conference's "Get Back to Work" campaign to North Hempstead today, the latest stop in a statewide tour to rally public outcry about Albany's legislative deadlock and to urge passage of priority bills during the upcoming October 22 special session.

October 18, 2007
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