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News stories tagged with "constitutional-convention"

Republican leaders Brian Kolb and Janet Duprey try to mobilize voters convinced that Albany and New York state are broken (Photos:  Brian Mann)
Republican leaders Brian Kolb and Janet Duprey try to mobilize voters convinced that Albany and New York state are broken (Photos: Brian Mann)

Does New York state need a constitutional convention?

Republican leaders in New York's Assembly say it's time to hold a new constitutional convention to clean up the mess in Albany. They want people's delegates, not politicians, to ask big questions about the structure of state government. Should there be two legislative bodies or just one? Should there be a cap on state spending? Backers of the idea held two public meetings in the North Country yesterday, one near Queensbury and the other in Plattsburgh. Brian Mann has our story.  Go to full article

Finding Meaningful Reform in Albany: Constitutional Convention

Many reformers say a constitutional convention is the way to insure meaningful change in Albany. Bipartisan support is growing. Martha Foley talks with Canton Mayor Robert Wells, a longtime advocate of such a convention.  Go to full article

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