Articles on the Constitution by Colby Hamilton
Monday, May 7, 2012
President Barack Obama’s visit to a microchip manufacturing plant makes sense for Obama: a chance to connect to white, rural voters similar to those in states like Ohio and Pennsylvania he’ll need to get reelected in November;...- Link to Cached Version
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Like a sequel to a horror movie most people never saw in the first place, New York’s redistricting saga continues to play out in court rooms and administrative offices from Washington, DC and Albany.- Link to Cached Version
Thursday, March 15, 2012
During his State of the State speech in January, Governor Andrew Cuomo said New Yorkers were living in a “state of denial” when it comes to “gaming” (or what most people consider gambling) in New York State.- Link to Cached Version
Thursday, March 8, 2012
If the state constitution were a used car, would you want to see the Car Fax? While the constitution has been overhauled several times, no one has really looked under the hood since 1938. There are plenty of people who think it’s time for a...- Link to Cached Version
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Late in the workday last Friday the long-anticipated LATFOR bomb dropped. There was no press release or announcement. Instead, a word or two were changed on the committees website and a new link to a document were all that...- Link to Cached Version
Friday, September 30, 2011
Medicaid costs New York a lot of money. The state spends more than $53 billion a year to care for 4.7 million low-income people. That represents about 40 percent of the state’s entire budget.- Link to Cached Version
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
The state’s highest court today overturned a lower court’s ruling, negating new county legislature lines drawn by the Republican majority in Nassau county. In a unanimous decision, the Court of Appeals this morning said the redistricting plan...
Nassau County's "temporary" redistricting plan was struck down by the courts. A constitutional amendment could ensure that redistricting is done right, the first time.