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Town mall meeting on revising state constitution Tuesday

New Yorkers go into voting booths in 2017 to ponder the question: “Shall there be a convention to revise the Constitution and amend the same?”

The New York Constitution mandates such a ballot question every 20 years, and the first of an expected series of public discussions is now set for Tuesday at the SUNY Buffalo Law School’s Baldy Center. The town hall meeting will feature several experts on New York’s government and its Constitution to discuss the ramifications of a convention.

Presenters include Gerald Benjamin, director of the Benjamin Center for Public Policy Initiatives at SUNY New Paltz; Christopher Bopst, chief legal and financial officer at Sam-Son Logistics.; Henrik Dullea, SUNY trustee, and Peter Galie, professor emeritus of political science at Canisius College.

The session will run from 2-5:30 p.m. and is sponsored by SUNY Buffalo Law School’s Baldy Center, Buffalo Law Review, Jaeckle Center, Partnership for the Public Good, and the SUNY Rockefeller Institute.