Al Smith Back In The News
When was the last time former New York Governor Al Smith led a news story? Well, actually today.
The new legislative session had the potential to be difficult for a Democrat, as it was rumored a Brooklyn senator would flip allegiances and give the GOP a one-vote majority. The governor had an ambitious agenda, touching on issues such as Port Authority reform, rent control and minimum wage. To help get it passed, he planned to upend longstanding traditions surrounding the annual message to the Legislature.
But first Al Smith had to find his missing monkey.