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"I want people to vote ‘yes’ on the constitutional convention," said John Bergener. Bergener is the chair of the Divide New York Caucus. They want Upstate New York to break of from downstate into its.

“On the application of the legislatures of two-thirds of the several states (34 at present),” Article V declares, Congress “shall call a convention for proposing amendments” to the Constitution. If the convention agrees on a specific amendment or amendments, it must.

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The Center also assisted Reclaim New York in its effort to expose waste in the MTA and how it has affected delays for commuters. Below is a YouTube segment prepared by one of our members, Bill Schoolman, that highlights many of the inefficiencies inherent in the MTA system.

Mayor Bill de Blasio has joined the campaign against a convention, an odd choice for someone who has been humiliated time and again by having to beg permission from Albany to do things of strictly.

The convention, or Con Con, as it’s known in political circles, is an opportunity to make profound, long-lasting, and much-needed changes to New York’s outdated state constitution — or open a.

Editorial: New York voters should approve Constitutional Convention This November, therefore, offers a rare chance for the people to do what NYS government has proven itself utterly incapable of doing.

For years, New York lawmakers convicted of abusing their power and sent off to prison had at least one thing to look forward to: a generous state pension. NY ballot measure would strip pensions of.

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — For years, New York lawmakers convicted of abusing their power and sent off to prison had at least one thing to look forward to: a generous state pension.

Oct 08, 2017  · NY ballot measure would strip pensions of corrupt lawmakers. New York lawmakers convicted of abusing their power and sent to prison have a generous state pension to look forward to.

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One of the first differences among the delegates to become clear was between those from large states, such as New York and Virginia, and those who represented small states, like Delaware. When discussing the structure of the government under the new constitution, the delegates from Virginia called for a bicameral legislature consisting of two houses. The number of a state’s representatives in each house.

New York New Yorkers have rejected calls for a constitutional convention. Voters resoundingly defeated a ballot question which, if approved, would have scheduled a convention in 2019 in which the.

New York State voters will get to decide whether to endorse or reject the authorization of a constitutional convention on November 7. (A referendum on this question is automatically put to the voters.

At the Constitutional Convention, the proposal to create a two-chamber legislature, with representation in both houses based on each state’s population, was known as the 1. New Jersey Plan. 2. Virginia Plan. 3. Connecticut Plan. 4. Three-Fifths Plan.

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Oct 09, 2017  · ALBANY — For years, New York lawmakers convicted of abusing their power and sent off to prison had at least one thing to look forward to: a generous state pension.That practice could come to.

General Howe advanced on Philadelphia in 1777 rather than reinforcing Burgoyne in Albany, New York, because he. believed that by taking the home of the Continental Congress, he would draw Washington into a decisive battle and end the war with one major British victory.

Proposal No. 1’s 13 simple words, the same words presented every 20 years in New York, ask: "Shall there be a convention to revise the Constitution and amend the. Vote yes to reclaim our state’s.

New York’s pension-forfeiture question won’t be the only referendum on the state ballot this fall. Voters will also be asked to change rules relating to forest preservation and will decide whether to call a constitutional convention, where delegates would consider tweaking or rewriting the state’s principal political document.

Voters across New York voted on three propositions on Tuesday addressing issues like a state constitutional convention, pensions for officials convicted of corruption, and conservation rules in the.

ALBANY — New York voters will soon decide whether to authorize a constitutional. supported a convention, although 67 percent of voters said they still haven’t heard enough about the issue. By.

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On Thursday, the Mississippi Senate passed a resolution calling for a new constitutional convention. It would be the first since. that the founders gave us in the Constitution to reclaim the powers.

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“The defeat of the Constitutional Convention is a triumph for all of the enemies of reform in Albany: Andrew Cuomo, the political bosses in the State Legislature, and the lobbyists and special.

The last New York state constitutional convention that actually led to amendments approved by voters was held in 1938. Its proposed amendments that later became law included New York’s adoption of.

Pension Issue Surreptitiously Drives New York Constitutional Convention Politics (J.H. Snider / City and State NY) July 5th, 2017. Pension Sweetener Bills to Cost New Yorkers Millions (Reclaim New York) June 30th, 2017. New York City’s Pension System Is Sound, Says Its Chief Actuary (letter – New York Times) June 28th, 2017

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New Yorkers have rejected calls for a constitutional convention. Voters on Tuesday resoundingly defeated a ballot question which, if approved, would have scheduled a convention in 2019. Unions,

One of the more interesting votes this fall will be in New York, where residents will decide if they will call for a convention to amend the state’s constitution, which has been in effect since 1777.

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (WCAX) Voters in New York are turning out to weigh in on whether to have a constitutional convention. If approved, the convention would take place in 2019 and the state’s.

Jul 11, 2017  · The Reclaim New York Initiative poll also found that nearly 77 percent of voters disapprove of naming the bridge before telling the public how much the toll hike will be.

Lawyers should be urging their friends and families to the polls this November if only to vote in favor of a New York Constitutional Convention, an opportunity that will not be available again until.

Indeed, the current workers’ comp system is a feature of the state constitution, and a proposal to allow private schools to use state funds came out of the 1967 constitutional convention, the last one New York held. The 1967 convention was called by the legislature—legislators can call for a convention to be voted on during off years—and.