Two measures on today's ballot for New Yorkers

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November 3, 2009

New York: It’s election day, and New Yorkers have many things to decide upon. Among them are two statewide proposals that will impact the upstate area and inmates in state penitentiaries.

Proposal 1 will ask voters on whether or not to allow National Grid to use six acres along State Route 56 for already constructed power lines in St. Lawrence County. In return, National Grid will give 43 acres of the their land in the county. The land swap is being supported by environmentalists and other groups and is being met with little opposition.

Proposal 2 would allow the state legislature to pass bills that would pave the way for inmates in state prisons to work for nonprofit organizations. Among these non-profit groups include religious and other charitable organizations.[1]

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* New York Forest Preserve Power Line Proposal, Proposal 1 (2009)