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New York Voters To Consider Three Ballot Measures Tuesday

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New Yorkers will have the chance to vote on three statewide ballot measures on Tuesday.

New York state law requires that the chance to hold a constitutional convention appears on the ballot at least once every two decades.

If voters approve Proposal 1 on Tuesday, a constitutional convention would begin in 2019. Advocates say it provides the chance to make much needed improvements, including ethics reforms.  Critics are wary of special interests influencing a constitutional convention and the potential removal of environmental protections.

Proposal 2 would allow judges to revoke state pensions from corrupt public officials.

Proposal 3 would create a 250-acre land bank to provide forest preserve land for local projects.

Lucas Willard is a news reporter and host at WAMC Northeast Public Radio, which he joined in 2011. He produces and hosts The Best of Our Knowledge and WAMC Listening Party.
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