Our city government has a new mayor, and his administration is already making its mark. And later this year our state will elect a new assembly and senate, and our county will elect new district leaders and a fresh county committee. It's a big year for New York! We'll prepare by organizing on behalf of strong progressive candidates, educating ourselves about current issues, and helping advocate on behalf of solutions that we can believe in.
This March, we'll be holding our endorsement vote for the congressional race in NY-7, and jumping right into petitioning. Join our mailing list, see our Events tab above, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for up-to-date information.
We look forward to seeing you very soon!
(Our new executive committee: Theo, Lacey, Annie, Esteban, Andrew, and Rachel)
NKD's membership did not vote on the state constitutional questions on this year's ballot, but we do recommend everyone make an informed choice on each.
|As it appears on the ballot||What it means||More background||Gov. Cuomo (D)||Sen. Liz Krueger (D)||NYTimes|
|1||Authorize Casino Gaming||This amendment would permit casino gambling at seven upstate locations.||http://nyti.ms/HkpEdw||Yes||No||No|
|2||Additional Civil Service Credit for Veterans with Disabilities Certified Post-Appointment||"Grant disabled veterans more credit on Civil Service exams" (NYT)||non-controversial; see LWV brochure||Yes||Yes||Yes|
Exclusion of Indebtedness Contracted for Sewage Facilities
|"Extend to 2024 the ability of communities to exclude the debt incurred on the construction of sewers from their constitutional debt limits." (NYT)||non-controversial; see LWV brochure||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|4||Settling Disputed Title in the Forest Preserve||"Authorize the Legislature to settle long-standing property ownership disputes on the shores of Raquette Lake in the Town of Long Lake, Hamilton County" (LoHud.com)||http://nyti.ms/Hkkkqo||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|5||In Relation to a Land Exchange in the State Forest Preserve with NYCO Minerals, Inc.||"NYCO would give 1,500 acres of its land for 200 acres of state land, and would return the 200 acres to the state after mining production ceases." (LoHud.com)||http://bit.ly/HkpPFB||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|6||Increasing Age until which Certain State Judges Can Serve||[W]ould permit a Judge who reaches the age of 70 while in office to remain in service on the Court for up to 10 additional years in order to complete the term to which that Judge was appointed. The proposed amendment would also prohibit the appointment of any person over the age of 70 to the Court of Appeals. (LWV)||http://bit.ly/HkpZgq||No||Yes||Yes|