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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 PRESIDENT MALCOLM A. SMITH SUPPORTS FAMILIES TO MAKE HEALTH CARE DECISIONS

Senate Passes the Family Health Care Decisions Act Empowering Families and Loved Ones to Make Important Health Care Decisions

(ST. ALBANS, NY)-  Today, the New York State Senate passed (S3164) the Family Health Care Decisions Act (FHCDA), empowering family members and others to make critical medical decisions on behalf of an incapacitated loved one.

February 24, 2010
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Senate President Malcolm A. Smith And Senator Tom Duane Allocate $7.5 Million In Funding To Support Renovations To Lincoln Center

The funding will go towards costs for the design, architecture and engineering of Alice Tully Hall.

(New York, NY)- Senate President Pro Tempore Malcolm A. Smith along with Senator Tom Duane presented a $7.5 Million capital funding allocation to  Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts to be used for its ongoing redevelopment of the recently renovated Alice Tully Hall.

The check will go towards costs for the design, architecture and engineering of the hall.

February 5, 2010
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Statement From Senate President Pro Tempore Malcolm A. Smith Re: State Of The Union

“In the Senate we share many of the same priorities as President Obama: creating jobs, getting government spending under control, and providing relief to overburdened taxpayers.

But as the nation continues to recover, we must be mindful of the serious challenges facing everyday New Yorkers who are out of work, losing their homes, and without health coverage.

January 28, 2010
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Statement From Senate President Pro Tempore Malcolm A. Smith Re: Vote On School Closures

“I am extremely disappointed at the closing of three schools in the borough of Queens without adequate parental input or sufficient opportunity for the community to be heard. It is a tremendous loss for students in Queens and I hope to be able to work with the mayor and chancellor to prevent this from happening again. I also look forward to having new schools open to replace the ones that closed."

January 28, 2010
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Education Town Hall Follow Up

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.

January 22, 2010
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High Speed Rail New York Coalition Announced

For Immediate Release: November 23, 2009

January 7, 2010
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Another "One New York" Upstate Economic Development Investment

For Immediate Release: October 23, 2009

 

January 6, 2010
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Oprah Winfrey Recognizes The NYS Senate's Commitment To Economic Development

(New York, NY) – In the November issue of O Magazine, renowned television host Oprah Winfrey applauds Senate President Malcolm A. Smith and the Senate Majority for providing a means for better nourishment in a neighborhood that has been underserved for the past 15 years.

October 30, 2009
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New York State Delegation of Legislators to China Announce New Business Opportunities to State

(New York, NY) Following a successful nine-day trade mission to China sponsored by the Asian American Business Development Corporation (AABDC), legislative leaders today announced several agreements reached which could result in millions of dollars in revenue to the state.

October 20, 2009
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Legislators, Business Leaders And Academics Lead "Invest In New York" Trade Mission

Senate President Pro Tem Malcolm A. Smith and Senate Majority Conference Leader John L. Sampson, in cooperation with The Asian American Business Development Center (AABDC), have organized “Invest in New York,” a trade mission to China which will visit Beijing, Nanjing, Changzhou and Shanghai, from October 9 - 18. The purpose of the trade mission is to promote inward investment in New York State, spur economic growth and create jobs.

October 9, 2009
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October 7, 2009
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Senate President Malcolm A. Smith and Transportation Committee Chair Martin Malavé Dilan Go to D.C. to Bring High Speed Rail to New York

(Albany, NY)-Senate President Malcolm A. Smith and Senator Martin Malavé Dilan, Chair of the Senate Transportation Committee are traveling to  Washington D.C. today to speak with federal officials about bringing High Speed Rail to New York.  Senators Smith and Dilan are scheduled to meet with Senator Charles Schumer,  Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Congressman Jerrold Nadler, Congresswoman Louise Slaughter, Carl Tubbesing, Deputy Director, National Conference of State Legislatures and Dana Gresham, Assistant DOT Secretary for Governmental Affairs.

October 6, 2009
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Senate President Pro Tempore Malcolm A. Smith Recognizes National Disability Employment Awareness Month

(New York) Senate President Pro Tempore Malcolm A. Smith, noting  that October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, says that it is time to recognize the contributions and skills of American workers with disabilities. National Disability Employment Awareness Month is dedicated to increase awareness of working Americans who have disabilities, and the barriers that still need to be removed. 

October 1, 2009
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State Senate President Pro Tempore Malcolm A. Smith Brings $600,000 In Funding To Support Far Rockaway Hospital

(New York, NY)- Senate President Pro Tempore Malcolm A. Smith presented a $600,000 capital funding allocation to Peninsula Hospital Center for the Hospital Center’s new Cancer Center and specifically, the acquisition of state-of-the-art medical equipment to enhance the services provided by its radiation oncology department.

September 28, 2009
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Statement By The New York State Senate Majority Conference Commemorating September 11th

“Eight years ago, we witnessed the most horrific terrorist attack ever launched on our nation’s soil. Thousands lost their lives and millions were left shaken with despair. Though our resolve to co-exist in a free and tolerant society was tested, our courage and commitment to band together was never in question.

September 11, 2009
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Senate President Malcolm A. Smith Speaks To Veterans, Local Community Leaders At The Great New York State Fair

(Albany, NY)- Senate President Malcolm A. Smith attended the Great New York State Fair in Onondaga County today where he spoke at a special ceremony honoring Korean War veterans. The senator also hosted a luncheon with dozens of local leaders, community advocates and residents, where he spoke about the Senate’s efforts to build economic bridges between rural and urban communities, as well as Upstate and Downstate.

September 3, 2009
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Statement By Senate President Pro Tempore Malcolm A. Smith And Conference Leader John L. Sampson On The Passing Of Senator Edward M. Kennedy

“Last night, America lost a true patriot and dedicated public servant. Throughout his storied career in the U.S. Senate, which spanned nearly half a century, Ted Kennedy epitomized the courage, unwavering resolve and commitment to justice that is the hallmark of our nation.

August 26, 2009
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Statement From Senate President Malcolm A. Smith, Majority Leader Pedro Espada, Jr., And Democratic Conference Leader John L. Sampson Re: Confirmation of Judge Sotomayor To The U.S. Supreme Court

“We congratulate Judge Sonia Sotomayor on her historic appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court and commend President Obama for his exceptional choice. Prior to her appointment, Judge Sotomayor earned an extraordinary reputation as a fair and brilliant jurist committed to upholding the law and dedicated to the greater ideals upon which our country was founded.  

August 6, 2009
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Statement by Senate President Malcolm A. Smith, Majority Leader Pedro Espada, Jr., and Conference Leader John L. Sampson

"The Senate will return to session on Thursday, August 6th at 10 A.M. At that time we will take up legislation, including school governance for the City of New York and chapter amendments to the bill."

July 30, 2009
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