Articles on the Constitution by Joshua Spivak

Opinion Editorial:

Daily News
Joshua Spivak
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
"This is an opportunity for the state to rethink the  position and actually turn the job into a useful one. There is one simple way to do that: Follow 18 other states and split the ticket, allowing voters to directly elect lieutenant governors in...
An amendment to the New York State Constitution to elect the Lieutenant Governor directly would allow for the people of New York to both choose the LG, as well as replace the LG in the event of a vacancy.
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Daily News
Joshua Spivak
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Thanks to the scandals enveloping Gov. Paterson, for the second time in two years, New York faces the possibility, remote though it may be, of a lieutenant governor stepping up to the top spot. While the current occupant, Richard Ravitch, is widely...
This Opinion piece proposes that the Lieutenant Governor should be elected separately from the Governor.  The author asserts that this would ensure that the people elected to serve as Lieutenant Governor would be better suited for office, and less likely to be chosen to cater to one particular interest group.
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