Some see it as a once in a generation chance to fix New York State government. Others say it would be risky and too expensive. November 7th, New York voters decide if there should be a Constitutional Convention. Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb has been a long time advocate for one. He the “no” side has mounted a fear campaign, telling public employees that pensions could be in jeopardy if Con-con happens.
Siena’s latest polling numbers say Con-con is favored on a 44-39 percent margin. The poll shows while New Yorkers may be divided on whether to have a convention there is wide spread support for things like: term limits, establishing an initiative process and constitutional protections based on gender identity, sex and ethnicity , which could be brought up at a convention.