New York state Constitutional Convention

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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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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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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