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.
Report finds delays in oil spill clean-ups in New York (North Country Public Radio, April 21, 2017)
State deals need more oversight (The Daily Gazette, April 20, 2017)
Oil spill data across New York released (News 10 ABC, April 20, 2017)
Report Finds Thousands Of Petroleum Spill Sites Left Unchecked (Spectrum News, April 20, 2017)
State lax on cleaning up toxic sites left by ExxonMobil, report claims (Daily News, April 20, 2017)
Blair Horner discusses the lack of ethics reform in the state budget on "Live from the State Capitol" (Talk 1300 AM Radio, April 18, 2017 )
Indicted Maziarz no longer a lobbyist, but still representing Senate GOP on a board (Daily News, April 17, 2017)
That's all folks: Cuomo says ethics reforms unlikely (The Journal News, April 17, 2017)
Rush to budget? Lawmakers outraged over 'error' in jobs legislation (WGRB Channel 6, April 14, 2017)
Activists want a 'People's Commissioner' on the PSC (Albany Times Union, April 13, 2017)
On Ethics, Cuomo Budget Entered Like a Lion and Emerged Like a Lamb (The New York Times, April 11, 2017)
Critics Take Aim At State Budget Process (WWNY Channel 7, April 10, 2017)
Upstate nuclear plant subsidies face uncertain future in budget (North Country Public Radio, April 4, 2017)
Opponents of Cuomo's energy nuclear bailout lobby rail commuters (Mid-Hudson News, April 4, 2017)
Has Governor Cuomo Lost Effectiveness? (Spectrum News, April 3, 2017)
Blair Horner discusses the Albany budget and the budget process on Capitol Pressroom (WCNY, April 3, 2017)
New York may face its first ever government shutdown if Cuomo, lawmakers can't agree on budget soon (Daily News, April 2, 2017)
Gov, lawmakers fail to agree on state budget deal (Newsday, April 1, 2017)
Groups Make Last Ditch Effort To Stop NY Nuclear Plant Bailout (WAMC, March 31, 2017)
Cuomo, lawmakers failing to get state budget done on time (The Buffalo News, March 31, 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