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Part Two The New York Constitution and Commentary, Art.XVII Social Welfare

From: The New York State Constitution, Second Edition (2nd Edition)

Peter J. Galie, Christopher Bopst

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 23 June 2021

Constitutional provisions reflect the philosophy of the era that spawned them and establish the legal framework within which future generations must seek solutions to their problems. Nowhere is this better illustrated than in the welfare and housing articles added to the constitution by the 1938 convention. Delegates to that convention were aware of the problems the state faced and the increasingly important role the state was playing in assisting people in need, even as other states were either unwilling or unable to continue providing assistance to those who did...
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