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Connections: Is this the year New York State holds a constitutional convention, part one

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This fall could be the first time since 1967 that a constitutional convention will be held in New York State. New York voters have an opportunity to hold a convention every 20 years. It gives New Yorkers a chance to reexamine how our state works, and to make improvements and changes to the state constitution.

There's a heated debate on both sides of the issue. Lawmakers and unions oppose a convention, saying it would roll back worker protections. Other groups support a convention, saying the constitution needs reform. 

We discuss the process, and if it is held, what a constitutional convention could accomplish. Our guests:

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Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
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