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Old 11-03-2016, 12:41 PM
 
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There will be a referendum question on the ballot in New York State in 2017. The question will ask the voting public if there should be a state constitutional convention. It is worth noting that two things are guaranteed to former state of New York employees by the current constitution. The first is that we get a pension at all. The second is the size of that pension.

We live in times where people are working a life time and the corporations that they work for are reducing their pensions. We cannot allow this breach of faith to spill over to the public sector. If you or someone that you depend on expects a New York state pension with medical coverage, you must vote no on the referendum question mentioned above or risk losing pension money, medical coverage or both.
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Old 11-05-2016, 10:29 AM
 
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Old 02-11-2017, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Capital Region, NY
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Default Cuomo has found a way in

According to recent news releases and press conferences, Governor Cuomo has stated that he intends to thwart the possibility of shutting down Roe v. Wade in NY State, given that there will be a new, conservative judge on the Supreme Court. How? Write it in to the constitution. This is his way of getting folks to vote yes in the referendum to "open up" the constitution. From what I understand there are other ways to protect RvW. This could mean trouble.
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Old 02-20-2017, 05:59 AM
 
Location: Capital Region, NY
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Default What could happen to NY pensions if convention takes place?

Just wondering to what degree NY State pensions can be affected if a Constitutional convention takes place. Could they take pensions away from folks? Would anyone be "grandfathered" in? Do folks with a pension have any guarantees?
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Old 02-20-2017, 06:21 AM
 
Location: Nesconset, NY
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There will be a referendum question on the ballot in New York State in 2017. The question will ask the voting public if there should be a state constitutional convention. It is worth noting that two things are guaranteed to former state of New York employees by the current constitution. The first is that we get a pension at all. The second is the size of that pension.

We live in times where people are working a life time and the corporations that they work for are reducing their pensions. We cannot allow this breach of faith to spill over to the public sector. If you or someone that you depend on expects a New York state pension with medical coverage, you must vote no on the referendum question mentioned above or risk losing pension money, medical coverage or both.
Yeah, right, this makes no sense. Ignore all the things that could be improved and imagine a worst case scenario for one particular issue. But NYS has a history, dating back to The Revolution, of dysfunction. I'd be curious to see how such a convention would turn out. Would it address all those issues that the Federal Gov't would like to dictate to the States?
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