Capitol Connection #647

Albany, NY – Alan Chartock talks to the new Senate Minority Leader, Malcolm Smith of Queens' 14th district. Smith discusses what the role of the Legislature will be on day one, his personal relationships with lieutenant governor-elect David Paterson and Majority Leader Joe Bruno, and the reforms needed to fix Albany's dysfunctional processes. Alan also asks him about changing pay-to-play, cutting property taxes and opportunities in 2008.