ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Corruption and a rigged political system are battle cries of both sides in a debate over whether New Yorkers should vote this fall to rewrite the state constitution.Advocates of a "yes" vote say a constitutional convention is the only way to fix dysfunction, corruption and inefficiency in government and throw the bums out of Albany.Environmental groups fear a convention could open the door to delete or weaken protections for clean air and water, healthy forests and the 6-million-acre (2.4-million hectare) Adirondack Park.The real money involved in this is the labor unions that are trying to block a convention because they have great sway with this government and don't want it to change, said Gerald Benjamin, a political science professor and co-editor of a new book, New York's Broken Constitution:Right-to-Life and Planned Parenthood; the Conservative Party and left-leaning Working Families Party; LGBT Network and New York State Rifle and Pistol Association.Benjamin said a convention is the only way to fix problems with administration of elections, campaign finance, the structure of the court system and the Legislature, which he believes would be more effective with one house instead of two.
NYS Entity Status
NYS Filing Date
AUGUST 15, 2014
NYS DOS ID#
NYS Entity Type
DOMESTIC LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY
2014 - ACRE REAL ESTATE ASSOCIATES, LLC
Around the Web
- Fix New York's government? Some say key is new constitution
By MARY ESCH, Associated Press - Sunday Aug 6, 2017
- The Messy Family Battle for Starrett City
By CHARLES V. BAGLI - Tuesday Oct 31, 2017
The fight over the fate of the massive Brooklyn housing complex pits a real estate tycoon’s widow against her stepchildren, with $900 million at stake.
- Mini Sonoma estate on 15 acres comes with its own lake
By Anna Marie Erwert - Tuesday Aug 29, 2017
Whimsically coined “Campo Serenito,” 2775 Joy Road in Occidental could make for a very serene indeed vacation property. And it could be yours for $1.495 million. This 15-acre property features a mid-century style main home of two bedrooms and two and a half baths, a studio, four-car garage, ramshackle barn, and a private lake. The
- How will the North Bay fires affect the Bay Area real estate market?
Monday Oct 30, 2017
A: Our hearts go out to all effected by the recent devastating fires. Lives are changed forever because of these catastrophic events. I was selling Bay Area real estate during the 1991 Oakland fire and president of a real estate company in San Diego when the Cedar fire ravaged over 280,000 acres and 2,800 homes and businesses were destroyed. I also have a home in Sonoma so I have had a front row seat to observe what these fires can do to local economies and how communities rebound from these shattering events. The long term prognosis is good. Fortunately, most people are insured.
- A Dip in the Living Room Pool
Friday Sep 15, 2017
In a slowing luxury real estate market, developers are investing in amenities to attract buyers. Explore Soori High Line, where more than half of the units come with private, saltwater pools.
- Can Gowanus Survive Its Renaissance?
By ANDY NEWMAN - Friday Oct 13, 2017
Brooklyn’s famously filthy canal is getting cleaned up. New construction is coming to the area. And not everyone is happy.