Local Officials Oppose NYS Constitutional Convention (audio)

Does the New York State constitution need improvement? Every 20 years voters get the chance to hold a convention that would make changes to the constitution. State Senator David Carlucci opposes holding a Constitutional Convention, and thinks simply adding amendments now and then is just fine…

Audio clip: David Carlucci

State Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee is also against the idea of a Constitutional Convention and said she will be working aggressively to campaign against it when it comes up for a vote in November…

Audio clip: Ellen Jaffee

According to The New York Times, the last constitutional convention was held in 1967 at the request of the Legislature, but its recommendations were turned down by voters. The last convention that voters wanted took place in 1938.

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