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

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In less than two weeks, New York voters will decide if the state will hold its first constitutional convention since 1967. It's an opportunity New Yorkers have every 20 years, and it gives delegates a chance to re-examine how the state works and make improvements to the constitution.

The issue has been the center of a heated debate. Would a convention lead to rollback in worker protections? Is it necessary for ethics reform in state government? This hour, we hear from both sides, and answer your questions. Our guests:

  • Kim Chesko, public school teacher
  • Jesse Lenney, upstate regional political director for the Working Families Party
  • Wes Renfro, associate professor and chair of the Department of Political Science at St. John Fisher College
  • Neil Jaschik, chairman of the Government Reform Committee of the Interfaith Alliance of Rochester
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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.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.
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