Area Lawmakers Weigh in on Two-State Proposal for New York

An assemblyman covering Rockland and Orange counties likes the idea of splitting the state into two, and thinks it is worth exploring. Republican Stephen Hawley, whose district borders Canada between Rochester and Buffalo, wants a referendum to split the state into two. Karl Brabenec of the 98th district, which covers western Ramapo and parts of Orange County, says he supports the bill, with a minor change…

Assemblyman Colin Schmitt’s 99th district covers North Rockland and parts of Orange County, and while he’s not for dividing the state, which would also cut right through his district, he understands the sentiment behind the proposal…

Assemblyman Hawley is hopeful the proposal could come to the Assembly floor for debate and a vote.

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