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NYS ConCon 2017


"Conservative Party gears up for election battle" [PDF]
Paula Katinas, Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Brooklyn, NY, January 10, 2017.

"Letter: Give citizens a chance to make vital changes" [PDF]
Don Caser, The Gazette, Schenectady, NY, December 14, 2016.

"Cuomo noncomittal on Albany 'reboot'" [PDF]
Casey Seiler, Times Union, Albany, NY, December 5, 2016.

"Constitutional Convention could change NY government" [PDF]
Joe Mahoney, Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc., Montgomery, AL, September 19, 2016.

"NY’s Constitutional Convention: Halley’s Comet of Change" [VIDEO]
Susan Arbetter, WCNY Connect: NY, Syracuse, NY, May 16, 2016

"Q&A: Gerald Benjamin" [PDF]
Joel Stashenko, New York Law Journal, New York, NY, May 13, 2016

"March 23, 2016: Ethics in the Constitution, Adam Prizio and Lisa Tarricone, Bruce Gyory" [AUDIO]
Capital Pressroom: WCNY Public Radio, Syracuse, NY, March 23, 2016

"Addressing Ethics in a Constitutional Convention" [VIDEO]
Capital Tonight: Time Warner Cable News, Albany, NY, March 17, 2016

"Richard Brodsky: Overall, a constitutional convention makes good sense" [PDF]
Richard Brodsky, Times Union, Albany, NY, February 28, 2016

"Funding a Constitutional Convention" [VIDEO]
Elizabeth Benjamin, Capital Tonight, Albany, NY, February 16, 2016

"Constitutional commission deserves support"
Gerald Benjamin, Times Union, Albany, NY, January 30, 2016

"NY constitutional convention vote planned in 2017 discussed" [PDF]
Associated Press News Service, January 27, 2016

"Rockefeller Institute opens Constitutional Convention site" [PDF]
Rick Karlin, Times Union Capitol Confidential Blog, Albany, NY, January 25, 2016

"New Yorkers get chance to change state's constitution" [AUDIO]
Karen DeWitt, North Country Public Radio, Canton, NY, December 8, 2015

"Back to the drawing board for state constitution?" [PDF]
Casey Seiler, Times Union, Albany, NY, December 7, 2015

"Making the Case for a Constitutional Convention" [VIDEO]
Elizabeth Benjamin, Capital Tonight:, Time Warner Cable News, Albany, NY, December 7, 2015

"Citizen Groups Create Campaign to Promote Awareness of the 2017 NYS Constitutional Convention Vote" [PDF]
Citizen Groups, Albany, NY, September 14, 2015

"Budget power of governor sparks debate" [PDF]
Chris Bragg, Times Union, Albany, NY, June 16, 2015

"Put the balance back in New York's checks and balances" [PDF]
Richard Brodsky, Times Union, Albany, NY, June 16, 2015

"June 15, 2015: AG Schneiderman, Silver v. Pataki event, Sen. Hoylman and Matthew Shurka, Adirondack Council" [MP3]
Capital Pressroom, Syracuse, NY, June 15, 2015

"North Country Manhunt, Segment Silver v Pataki" [VIDEO]
Casey Seiler, Capital Tonight, Albany, NY, June 12, 2015

WCNY Capital Pressroom shows on the Constitutional Convention Dr. Gerald Benjamin joins Susan Arbetter for their monthly ConCon Conversation. This month they look at Governor Cuomo’s proposal to create a nonpartisan commission to blueprint a constitutional convention. Dr. Benjamin is currently the head of The Benjamin Center for Public Policy Initiatives at SUNY New Paltz and associate vice president for regional engagement at the College, where he also holds the title of distinguished professor. The Capitol Pressroom brings you NYS Constitution Convention media boot camp, which was hosted as part of the partnership between the Government Law Center at Albany Law School, the Rockefeller Institute, the League of Women Voters of NYS and Siena Research Institute. One of the panelists, Christopher Bopst, who is the Chief Legal and Financial Officer at Sam-Son Logistics and a New York Constitution scholar, weighed in on controversies over the delegate selection process. The Capitol Pressroom takes you back to the Constitutional Convention of 1967 with Henrik Dullea, a member of the SUNY Board of Trustees and author of Charter Revision in the Empire State: The Politics of New York’s 1967 Constitutional Convention, and Robert Bullock, the Deputy Director for Operations at the Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government. What happened in 1967? Why did voters ultimately vote down changes to the Constitution? Join The Capitol Pressroom today for our monthly installment of the “ConCon Conversations” which is leading up to your 2017 vote on whether told a Constitutional Convention in New York. The first installment in a series about a very important vote in your future. In November of 2017, you will have to decide whether New York State should hold a Constitutional Convention. The Rockefeller Institute’s Deputy Director for Operations Bob Bullock and Canisius College’s Dr. Peter Galie, a Professor Emeritus, explained.

WCNY's Insight prefacing the Constitutional Convention: New York State’s constitution mandates a statewide referendum every 20 years on whether to convene a state constitutional convention. November 7th, 2017 – that’s the next time we’ll get to vote on the issue. But what do you know about it? The Insight team takes a look.