Constitutional Convention

Tom Puckett
November 08, 2017 - 1:53 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN/AP) Voters Tuesday overwhelmingly rejected a constitutional convention for 2019. Unions, environmental groups, Planned Parenthood and officials from both parties had urged opposition. They warned that deep-pocketed special interests could use a convention to undermine existing...
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November 07, 2017 - 12:15 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — It's Election Day and New York voters will decide whether to hold the state's first constitutional convention in 50 years. Turnout for the off-year election is expected to be slight. Tuesday's ballot will ask voters whether they want to call a constitutional convention,...
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Albany, N.Y. (WBEN) - There will be three questions on the back of theelection ballot Tuesday. First, should there be a Constitutional Convention? This question comes up every twenty years in New York State. Second, should pensions of corrupt officials convicted of felonies be taken away? And third...
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November 01, 2017 - 6:24 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — A new survey from Siena College shows big opposition to a constitutional convention among likely New York voters in next week's election. The poll found that 57 percent of respondents plan to vote no on the question of calling a constitutional convention. Twenty-five...
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October 29, 2017 - 5:23 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Labor unions are leading the fight against a New York ballot measure to hold a constitutional convention, arguing that it's just too risky to tinker with the state's governing document and threaten existing protections for worker's compensation, unemployment benefits and...
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Dave Debo
October 26, 2017 - 6:59 am
A long list of environmental groups in New York is urging voters not to call a constitutional convention, adding their voices to a growing list of organized groups allied against the measure on November's ballot. And while they might have the organzied momentum and all those lawn signs on thier...
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October 10, 2017 - 6:23 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - You probably noticed the lawn signs around Western New York which say "Vote No - Constitutional Convention". Labor unions and other groups, including the state rifle and pistol association are joining together to fight a ballot measure calling for New York to host a...
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August 06, 2017 - 8:43 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Corruption and a rigged political system are battle cries of both sides in a debate over whether New Yorkers should vote this fall to rewrite the state constitution. Advocates of a "yes" vote say a constitutional convention is the only way to fix dysfunction, corruption and...
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Dave Debo
June 19, 2017 - 6:10 am
(WBEN) Should New York State have a convention to re-write the constitution? For the first time ever, the State Bar Association voted in favor of the measure this Sunday urging it's members to approve the move, on the ballot in November. "We cant depend on the legislature to make the changes that...
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