The New York City Bar Association’s task force on the state constitutional convention includes two former top aides to Gov. Andrew Cuomo and a former adivsor
to two Assembly speakers.
The panel is set to include former Cuomo administration counsel Mylan Denerstein, along with Jeremy Creelan, a former special counsel to the governor on ethics issues.
Denerstein now serves as a partner at Gibson Dunn, while Creelan is a partner at Jenner & Block.
The task force also includes former Assembly counsel Jim Yates, a former judge who was a top advisor to Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and his successor, Carl Heastie. Yates retired earlier this year.
The task force is being formed as voters will consider a referendum, automatically due to be on the ballot in 2017,
to form a constitutional convention.
“What makes this so interesting is that while the Constitution hasn’t changed much in the past 20 years, so much else has,” said Bar Association President Debra Raskin. “We’ve had the Internet, a wave of ethical scandals, an unprecedented flow of money into politics, 9/11 and the war on terror, an additional one million people calling New York City home, and climate change. It is a great opportunity to weigh in and to help educate the public and I am so grateful to the members of the Task Force for taking on such a complex issue.”
"Oh, don't worry they'll never touch our Pensions"
-well it looks like they are beginning to get the wheels in motion to do just that-