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ALBANY, New York -- New Yorkers have rejected calls for a constitutional convention. Voters on Tuesday resoundingly defeated a ballot question which, if approved, would have scheduled a convention in 2019. Unions, environmental groups, Planned Parenthood and officials from both parties had urged opposition. They warned that deep-pocketed special interests could use a convention to undermine existing constitutional rights and noted that the constitution can already be amended through voter referendum. Supporters argued a convention would provide a chance to address chronic corruption and porous campaign finance rules while strengthening protections for education, health care and the environment. The question of a constitutional convention is automatically put on the ballot every 20 years. The last convention was held in 1967. If the question had passed, voters would have had to ratify any constitutional changes.
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GOP introduces national right-to-work legislation

Republicans in Congress plan to introduce legislation Wednesday that would prohibit workers nationwide from being forced to support a union.
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Constitutional Convention Absent from Cuomo’s 2017 Agenda

Though he has expressed support in the past for a “yes” vote for a constitutional convention on this year’s ballot, Governor Andrew Cuomo’s newly revealed 2017 agenda and 2017-2018 budget provide no indication that such support continues.
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Cuomo announces new interim chief of MTA

The head of NYC Transit will take over as the MTA’s interim chief, Gov. Cuomo said Monday. Veronique (Ronnie) Hakim, 57, who’s run NYC Transit since November, was named interim president and CEO to replace Thomas Prendergast, who earlier this month announced his retirement
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Mayor's Office Internships

The Summer 2017 Internship application is now open! The application deadline is April 9th. Please keep in mind, everyone is required to apply. Below are some important dates for the summer program.   
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