Lines are being drawn and sides are being picked as New Yorkers prepare for one of the more intriguing “off year” elections in recent memory with three ballot initiatives, including the contentious Constitutional Convention, going before voters in November. Voters will be met with more than just their local election […]
Tag: Constitutional Convention
Strange bedfellows: Large, diverse coalition to fight Constitutional Convention
An extremely eclectic mix of more than 100 organizations announced an unprecedented unification with just one aim: stop the Constitutional Convention. In a press release sent to reporters Monday, the New Yorkers Against Corruption coalition, describes itself as “a coalition of organizations, broad and diverse in both its geography and […]
Voice from the Capitol: Is state government working for you?
New Yorkers will vote on a Constitutional Convention this fall. Before they head to the polls, they should consider one very basic question: Is New York state government working for you? Those who would answer “Yes” can stop reading. But those who would answer “No” likely believe we can do […]
Why a constitutional convention might be a good thing
People have given up on state government; they really have. They have lost faith and that’s when democracy goes south. Incredible numbers of people don’t know who their legislators are. They tell their children, “They’re all a bunch of crooks.” As a result, the people have no real way of […]
If legislative leaders are against a ConCon, should we be for it?
There are times when I think I may have made a mistake. For example, I have been dead set against the idea that New York should have yet another constitutional convention. To do so would add to the burden our already taxed-to-death citizens are facing. We all know the game […]
Governor’s poll numbers on the rise
VOTERS GIVE CUOMO HIS BEST FAVORABILITY AND JOB PERFORMANCE RATINGS IN MORE THAN TWO YEARS SUPPORT REMAINS STRONG FOR MILLIONAIRE’S TAX, RIDESHARING, LIMITING LEGISLATORS’ OUTSIDE INCOME, FREE SUNY/CUNY TUITION FOR MIDDLE CLASS AND TERM LIMITS For the first time in more than two years, 60 percent of New Yorkers […]