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    Re: Constitutional amendment could ban governors from appointing Senate replacements

    Populist garbage, this will be dead in a month.
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    Re: Constitutional amendment could ban governors from appointing Senate replacements

    Sounds like nothing more than knee jerk reactions to the Blago mess. If they want to alter something make it so a Governor that is facing charges at the time an appointment must be made cannot make the appointment. The power can then be delegated to the Lt. Governor. Patterson has to declare an election for Gillibrand's district seat which is much quicker to organize in a short span of time as opposed to a state wide election. Especially considering how the clowns in Albany operate, the SOBs cant even get the state budget passed on time.
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    Re: Constitutional amendment could ban governors from appointing Senate replacements

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    Repealing the 17th amendment is suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuch a better idea.
    I disagree. There's too much backroom dealing without the 17th. I want someone picked because he's the best for the job, not because the speaker of the house owes him a favor. Besides, if the state government can't decide on someone, the seat stays vacant, which is bad for the state. It happened fairly often back before the 17th.
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