NY: Voters shoot down constitutional convention proposal

Source: New York Post

"New York State voters were soundly rejecting a ballot proposal Tuesday night to hold a constitutional convention following a multi-million dollar campaign by public employee unions against it. The question is asked of voters every 20 years to determine whether to convene delegates to amend the state constitution and take up issues that have been rejected by the state Legislature — such as term limits and stricter ethics laws that could bar lawmakers from earning outside income. But Big Labor claimed that the convention, which would be run by delegates elected across the state, could jeopardize pension protections enshrined in the state Constitution." (11/07/17)

http://nypost.com/2017/11/07/ny-voters-shoot-down-constitutional-convention-proposal/