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Proposition 2

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In 1777, Vermont became the first state to include a provision in its Constitution prohibiting slavery.  But it was a partial ban that the state is now working to amend.

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On election day, voters overwhelmingly approved a ballot measure to allow New York’s legislature to go paperless. Advocates hailed the vote as a victory for the environment, saying it would cut down on waste. But the paper industry disagrees with the message being sent.

The passage of proposition 2, which will allow bills sent to the New York legislature to be distributed online, was heralded by the measure’s leading advocate, Assemblyman James Tedisco.

The Capital Region Republican spoke to WAMC on election night, touting the change’s environmental and financial benefits.

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One of the ballot measures facing New York voters this election day has the potential to eliminate what advocates say is millions of dollars in waste by requiring the legislature to go paperless.