New Yorkers have the chance to vote whether they want to hold a constitutional convention to amend, tweak or otherwise improve the founding document of the state every twenty years. Voters have demuurred for the past 50 years. Come November, however, academics, good-government groups and others believe the outcome of the ballot question may be different. But before voters confront the ballot question, they will no doubt be barraged by aka “Con-Con”, campaigns for and against a constitutional convention. Nonprofit groups interested in issues including campaign finance reform, redistricting, term limits and the legalization of marijuana have come out in favor of a convention. At the same time, unions like the United Federation of Teachers and state legislative leaders have argued against a convention, saying it could repeal hallowed protections.
Speakers waiting their turn at the opening session of the New York State Constitutional Convention in 1967 included, seated from left, Senator Jacob K. Javits, Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller, Chief Justice Earl Warren and Senator Robert F. Kennedy.Credit Bettmann, via Getty Images
If voters approve a convention, delegates would be elected in 2018, with the convention held the next year. It remains to be seen.
Making a splash: The Obamas enjoy whitewater rafting down the Ayung River- although Malia (front) looks a bit surprised
Ever no drama Obama, the former president looked typically relaxed as he enjoyed some family time on the island of Bali
The family arrived at a military airport via Guam on Friday evening, with Ngurah Rai Military Air Base commander Col. I Wayan Superman enforcing security measures along with scores of soldiers and police officers.
Prior to their landing, the commander told the Jakarta Post the Obamas’ private jet would have priority, although they would try to minimize any disruptions to the other flights.
Soldiers fell into formation in Bali, Indonesia, on Friday in preparation for the Obamas’ five-day vacation
The Obamas are enjoying some rest and relaxation at the Four Seasons, where freestanding villas come with a private pool and a spacious sun terrace overlooking the lush rice fields surrounding the Ayung River. Pictured, the Four Seasons spa
With anti-gravity yoga classes, spa sessions and river rafting, the Obamas will have plenty to do for five days before the former president heads to the island of Java
President Donald Trump plans to nominate Democrat Jessica Rosenworcel for another term on the Federal Communications Commission.
Rosenworcel had to leave the commission at the end of 2016 when the Republican-led US Senate refused to reconfirm her for a second five-year term. The departure of Rosenworcel and former Chairman Tom Wheeler left the FCC with just three out of the typical five members, with Republicans holding a 2-1 majority. Republican senators didn’t want Rosenworcel to stay on the FCC at the time because it would have resulted in a 2-2 deadlock. Commissioners are nominated by the president and confirmed by the Senate. But no party can have more than a one-vote majority, so Trump has to nominate a Democrat and a Republican to fill the empty seats. When a president needs to nominate a commissioner from the opposing party, he takes suggestions from the opposing party’s leadership. Senate Democrats backed Rosenworcel for a return to the FCC, so Trump appears to be following longstanding tradition by nominating her.
The pop up library is scheduled to open this Friday @ 3 West 57th Street near Fifth Avenue, a few blocks from Trump Tower, admission is free and open to the public between 11 AM-7 PM ET. The library will exist only for a weekend. The pop-up library in Manhattan will close Sunday
It will contain several exhibits, including a short documentary about Trump’s Twitter usage and a video retrospective called “Sad!” that “will solemnly display a collection of people, places and things that the President has deemed ‘SAD!’”
It is SO SAD &SHAMEFUL how some can JOKINGLY take politics and politicians only to incite humor or even danger in this day and age when there is so much turmoil and power hungry leaders worldwide SHAMEFUL with everybody across the globe watching ONLY IN NEW YORK!
You can search for your own gig (reporters and correspondents are at an 11 percent risk of automation, or hit the randomized button to see an example from their database (metal and plastic pattern makers are at 90 percent risk). Alongside the risk percentage are projected growth rates in the next seven years, the amount of people sharing that job title as of 2016, and median annual wage.
Sorry To say data reveals positions such as Bank Tellers, Postal Clerks, Office Clerks, Cashiers,Retail sales person are about 96% doomed. Librarians 65% Train Operators 86% Dispatchers except Police Fire 3ll
A bill moving through Congress would allow companies to require employees to undergo genetic testing or risk paying a penalty and would let employers see that genetic and other health information.
Such power is now prohibited by legislation including the 2008 genetic privacy and nondiscrimination law known as GINA. The new bill gets around that landmark law by stating explicitly that GINA and other protections do not apply when genetic tests are part of a “workplace wellness” program.
The bill, HR 1313, was approved by a House committee on Wednesday, with all 22 Republicans supporting it and all 17 Democrats opposed. It has been overlooked by the debate over the House GOP proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, but the genetic testing bill is expected to be folded into a second ACA-related measure containing a grab-bag of provisions that do not affect federal spending, as the main bill does.
It is being billed as a series of essays about the highs and lows of her career including the 2016 presidential race. Aside from writing books and accepting more highly-paid speaking gigs, it has been rumored that Ms Clinton plans a TV talk show. Speaking engagements are starting to multiply. She’ll be at the LGBT Community Centre in New York in April and Wellesley College, her alma mater, in May.
Multimillion-dollar post-White House literary contracts are expected after each four to eight-year term, and despite her recent loss, Clinton’s advance is still expected to be massive, though financial terms have not been disclosed.
The Clintons have already earned well over $23 million cumulative for previous books. Bill Clinton collected a $15 million advance for his post-presidency memoir, My Life, and the then-Senator Clinton obtained an $8 million book deal with Simon & Schuster for her own memoir. Also on her 2017 schedule, she’ll return to paid speaking with the Harry Walker Agency, the speakers bureau with whom she had a previous relationship after stepping down in 2013 as secretary of state.