Smith: Monserrate Will Be Conferenced

ALBANY—The official word from Senate Majority Leader Malcolm Smith on the felony indictment of one of his members is: he’s going to conference on it.
“He was just indicted a couple hours ago, we just found out about it today,” said Smith spokesman Austin Shafran. “That’s what needs to be discussed within the conference. We’re not going to be going to be commenting until the conference has had a chance to weigh in with each other.”
There is, of course, a week until the budget is due, and the fact that the possibility that Monserrate would be indicted has been looming since shortly after he was elected to the Senate.