Legislature Has Yet to Pass East Ramapo Bill

The legislative session is ending on June 17, and residents and officials who support the East Ramapo oversight bill are pushing harder than ever to urge Legislators to bring potential law to a vote. The bill has yet to go before any of the committees that would need to approve it for a vote in the Legislature, despite being backed by a large number of the Democratic officials in the county, including Assemblyman Kenneth Zebrowski, Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee, and Senator David Carlucci who all wrote and presented the legislation after a state appointed monitor recommended that a permanent fiscal monitor be assigned and steps be taken to solve the financial issues in the district and school board. The proposal would allow the monitor to veto decisions made by the board and create a mandatory improvement plan. Several state leaders have come forward in opposition of the bill, claiming that taking the power from elected members of the board could result in changes in districts throughout the entire state. The Legislature has nine days to negotiate or bring the bill to a vote, where it would need to be passed by the Assembly and then move to the Senate.

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