Articles on the Constitution by Yancey Roy
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
ALBANY -- An upstate senator renewed his call Tuesday for term limits on state Senate and Assembly leaders, in the wake of a sexual harassment scandal that's entangled Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver.- Link to Cached Version
Monday, June 25, 2012
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo seems to be laying the groundwork, verbally, for a legislators' pay raise after Election Day.- Link to Cached Version
Saturday, March 31, 2012
Political leaders took bows last week as New Yorkadopted a $132.6 billion budget before the deadline for the second straight year. Leaders said they achieved the feat because of a new spirit of cooperation permeating the Capitol.- Link to Cached Version
Monday, November 28, 2011
Handing a stinging defeat to Nassau County Republicans, the state's highest court Tuesday threw out new boundaries that the GOP drew for the county's 19 legislative districts this fall.
The current process of local redistricting does not offer the same protections from gerrymandering that the constitution establishes for state legislative and congressional districts. A constitutional amendment would ensure fair redistricting practices that would minimize gerrymandering, and prevent lawsuits. Furthermore, it would standardize the process of redistricting, making it more transparent, and ensure that citizens have input as well.