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.
Will Latest Indictment Give New Life to Ethics Reform in Albany? Don't Bet On It (Gotham Gazette, March 24, 2017)
Why you'll be paying more on your next utility bill (CBS News 6 Albany, March 23, 2017)
Watchdogs: Scandal-plagued Albany is filling new 'slush' funds (The Oneonta Daily Star, March 21, 2017)
With Bharara gone, State Capitol may be weaker on ethics transgressions (WXXI, March 16, 2017)
Legislature is largely exempt from FOIL (Albany Times Union, March 16, 2017)
Some State Lawmakers Disappointed to See Preet Bharara Go (Spectrum News March 14, 2017)
Assembly bills would delay plan to keep upstate nuke plants open (Newsday, March 14, 2017)
Indian Point: Unit 3 shut down for maintenance, refueling (The Journal News, March 13, 2017)
Many county websites have big gaps in online information (Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, March 12, 2017)
Bharara said Trump fired him after refusing to resign (WGRZ Channel 2, March 12, 2017)
States must lead on climate change: Letter (The Journal News, March 11, 2017)
Will Albany take steps to clean itself up? (Press & Sun Bulletin, March 10, 2017)
Dutchess scores high in review of county websites (Poughkeepsie Journal, March 10, 2017)
Attorney general's oil, gas probe lauded - Letter to the Editor (Poughkeepsie Journal, March 9, 2017)
Falling Subway and Bus Ridership in New York - Letter to the Editor (The New York Times, March 8, 2017)
Business Contributions and Campaign Finance in New York: Deep Historical Roots (Gotham Gazette, March 8, 2017)
Public Hearing Held to Discuss Zero Emissions Credit Program (Time Warner Cable News, March 7, 2017)
$8B state nuke plant bailout brings out supporters, critics, no Cuomo officials (WFBO NPR Buffalo, March 7, 2017)
Decision-makers skip N.Y. nuclear bailout hearing (Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, March 6, 2017)
Energy advocates urging review of Gov. Cuomo's clean energy standard (ABC News 10 Albany, March 6, 2017 )
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
2014 Voters Guide to the proposed changes to the NYS constitution and bond act proposal