New York Constitutional Convention
Under New York’s constitution, every twenty years voters get an opportunity to decide if they wish to overhaul — or tinker with — their state constitution. The below "roadmap" offers a basic view on how that process works. You can hover your cursor over each number to get more detail on each of the "stops" along the way to "Conventionland."
In addition to getting more information by clicking on numbers on the game board, please take a look at our short Guide to the New York State Convention Process.
We offer this a an educational service to all New Yorkers.
In state government the use of stipends (legally) is widespread (The Daily Gazette, May 19, 2017)
State Senate's latest shenanigans involve stipends (The Buffalo News, May 19, 2017)
As Legislative Leaders Warn of Con Con Dangers, Good Government Groups Come Out in Favor (Gotham Gazette, May 17, 2017)
NY Senate GOP defends extra pay to senators in vice chair roles (Daily Freeman, May 16, 2017)
Senate GOP defends extra pay to senators in vice chair roles (Adirondack Daily Enterprise, May 16, 2017)
Flanagan under fire over extra stipends for 7 state senators (The Buffalo News, May 16, 2017)
Lack of college education or high-paying job won't mean higher insurance rates for drivers under new rule (Daily News, May 16, 2017)
NY Senate defends payroll tactic upping lawmakers' salaries (WHEC News 10, May 15, 2017)
Senate GOP Defends Extra Pay to Senators in Vice Chair Roles (U.S. News & World Report, May 15, 2017)
Watchdogs encourage more eyes on state contracts (Oneonta Daily Star, May 15, 2017)
Comptroller's oversight should be be restored (Lockport Union-Sun & Journal, May 14, 2017)
'Lulus' Awarding State Senators Stipends for Titles They Don't Hold (Spectrum News, May 13, 2016)
Restore contract oversight for NY comptroller (Niagara Gazette, May 13, 2017)
'Lulus' Awarding State Senators Stipends for Titles They Don't Hold (NY1, May 13, 2017)
Watchdogs urge greater state contract oversight (Lockport Union-Sun & Journal, May 12, 2017)
'Con-Con' a No-No, Say Legislative Leaders (Spectrum News, May 12, 2017)
More eyes on state contracts would nip Albany corruption, watchdogs say (Niagara Gazette, May 11, 2017)
Reform groups call for end of 'lulu' passing to IDC (Albany Times Union, May 11, 2017)
Ad featuring Cuomo fuels speculation about 2020 (North Country Public Radio, May 11, 2017)
For Group of Breakaway Democrats in New York, It Pays to Be No. 2 (The New York Times, May 9, 2017)
NYPIRG and other good government groups call for the NYS Senate to end the practice of diverting stipends for committee chairs to other committee members
Blair Horner discusses Albany politics and the importance of voting on "It's Your System"
Watchdog Groups Call on Senate and Assembly Leaders to Hold Emergency Oversight Hearing On Allegations of Historic Bid-Rigging Scandals and Clean Contracting Reforms
NYPIRG's 2016 Legislative Review & Release of "Legislative Profiles"
Convention-Land: New Yorkers' Road Map To The Constitutional Convention
Gov't Reform Groups Call for Corruption-Busting Reform Package Now
Albany Money Machine 2016 (PDF)
Albany Money Machine 2016 (MS WORD)
REFORMERS CALL ON GOVERNOR, LEGISLATIVE LEADERS TO HOLD PUBLIC LEADERS' MEETINGS TO OPENLY ADDRESS STATE ETHICS REFORM
NYPIRG REACTION TO SENATOR SKELOS'S CONVICTION
NYPIRG Statement on Conviction of former Assemblyman Silver
NYPIRG & NYC Votes Best In Nation on National Voter Reg. Day
REFORMERS: DRAMATICALLY RESTRICT LAWMAKERS' OUTSIDE INCOME; FOLLOW CONGRESSIONAL SYSTEM (report)
REFORMERS: DRAMATICALLY RESTRICT LAWMAKERS' OUTSIDE INCOME; FOLLOW CONGRESSIONAL SYSTEM (news release)
NYPIRG statement on National Voter Registration Day
New York Voting Rates Lag Behind the Nation
Transparency Groups Praise Senate's Passage of "Faster FOIL" Bill
NYPIRG URGES STATE BOE REVIEW OF LLC "DARK MONEY"
NYPIRG URGES STATE BOE REVIEW OF LLC "DARK MONEY" (news release)
NYPIRG Testimony for the 2015-2016 State Budget