Mario Cuomo Calls for State Constitutional Convention
by Geoff Kelly - posted 2:30 pm, January 11, 2010
Check out this article by former New York State Governor Mario Cuomo and Gerald Benjamin of SUNY New Paltz, calling for a state constitutional convention.
The changes they’re calling for:
The end of “three men in a room” and the return to effective, informed, shared governance.
A fair method for legislative districting.
Campaign financing that enhances competitiveness.
Fair, objective administration of elections.
Proper balance between the legislative and executive branches in budgeting and filling vacancies in high office.
An effective, enforceable ethics provision that modernizes the constitution’s current anti-corruption provisions
A unified court system.
Merit selection and retention of judges.
A 21st century system of local government.
Amen to all of that. Read the whole piece for their rebuttals of the arguments against such a convention.