Sheldon Silver’s Corruption Conviction Overturned by Federal Appeals Court 1/5 (1)

Another only in New York …

Former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver found guilty by a jury in May of 2016, never serving a single day for the crimes he committed is free as a bird because of a federal appeals court ruling.

We the people of New  York have justice that is proportional to our collective knowledge of state government. –Ed

More info available at: http://nypost.com/2017/07/13/the-evidence-still-shows-shelly-silver-is-guilty-guilty-guilty/

Ruling: http://www.ca2.uscourts.gov/decisions/isysquery/9924744d-e559-4c8b-9d80-d24ad06918e8/14/doc/16-1615_opn.pdf#xml=http://www.ca2.uscourts.gov/decisions/isysquery/9924744d-e559-4c8b-9d80-d24ad06918e8/14/hilite/

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$300 Million Convention? More like $2.75 per New Yorker– and Well Worth It! 5/5 (1)

Christopher Bopst (pictured above) and Peter J. Galie have written an article showing the likely cost of a convention to be $55 Million, as opposed to the erroneously propagated $300 Million cost.

Is  $55 Million ( $2.75 per New Yorker ) too high a cost for a process that could lead to a state constitution that secures freedom and prosperity for future generations? –Ed

Read the source article at  http://www.rockinst.org/observations/galie/2017-07-07_galie.aspx

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New York State Bar Association Supports a State Constitutional Convention 5/5 (2)

The New York State Bar Association is calling for a state Constitutional Convention, because New York “should not forfeit this rare, generational opportunity to modernize and significantly improve the Constitution that forms the foundation of state government.”

On November 7, New Yorkers will vote on whether to authorize a Constitutional Convention which, if approved, would be the state’s 10th Constitutional Convention since 1777.

At its June 17, 2017 meeting in Cooperstown, the Association’s House of Delegates voted 111 to 28 (with one member abstaining) to endorse a Constitutional Convention, or “ConCon.” A day earlier, its Executive Committee voted unanimously to support a convention.

“As an association of attorneys, we are acutely aware of the shortcomings of the state Constitution, which touches on the lives of every New Yorker. A convention would focus public attention on ways to modernize and improve the operations of state government, especially our court system,” said State Bar President Sharon Stern Gerstman of Buffalo.

… for the rest of the article click this link http://www.nysba.org/CustomTemplates/SecondaryStandard.aspx?id=73790

 

Pictured above is NYSBA constitutional committee leader Henry M.  Greenberg, Esq.   His committee’s report is available at the following link.

http://www.nysba.org/constitutionreport0617/

A related article is available at the following link:

http://www.newyorklawjournal.com/id=1202790129329/State-Bar-Meets-Saturday-to-Decide-Whether-to-Support-Constitutional-Convention?slreturn=20170515213435

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Assembly Passes Single Payer Healthcare 4/5 (1)

As heard this morning on Hudson Valley Focus Live / Tom Sipos http://1450wkip.iheart.com/

The New York State Assembly has passed single payer healthcare. Contact your state senator ( https://www.nysenate.gov/citizen-guide ) to stop this bill from becoming law!

 

Full text of bill is availble at following link http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?default_fld=&bn=A05062&term=2015&Summary=Y&Actions=Y&Votes=Y&Memo=Y&Text=Yundefined&utm_source=Press+Release+-+NYH+passage&utm_campaign=5-27-15+NYH&utm_medium=email

New York Post Article Reports:  http://nypost.com/2017/05/22/ny-dems-lunatic-push-for-single-payer-health-care/

 

 

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62% Vote YES for Constitutional Convention – Siena Poll 5/5 (2)

62% Vote YES  for New York State constitutional convention according to recent Siena poll (Siena Collage Research Institute).

Pictured above is Dr. Don Levy, the director of the Siena College Research Institute.

Note: Typical of the left media, the poll is buried below positive spin Cuomo polling. Read source at https://www.siena.edu/news-events/article/cuomo-ratings-all-up-favorability-best-in-three-years

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Daily News Editorial: Bold YES for a NY Constitutional Convention 5/5 (1)

Today an opinion by an editor at the the New York Daily News advocates for a Yes vote for a Constitutional Convention.

Read the article at http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/fix-government-vote-constitutional-convention-article-1.3180479

Pictured: New York Daily News Editor-In-Chief Jim Rich (l.) toasts New York Daily News Head of News Robert F. Moore — either may or may not have contributed to the article.

This editor applauds the Daily News editors for showing what it means to be a member of the 4th Estate!

–Ed

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