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Newly introduced plan would split New York into three ‘autonomous regions,’ strip power from Democratic leaders (The Blaze)

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Newly introduced plan would split New York into three ‘autonomous regions,’ strip power from Democratic leaders – By Chris Enloe (The Blaze) / Sept 16 2020

‘Downstate domination of the state legislature has become a serious problem’

Some New York lawmakers are fed up with the power disparity held by Democratic leaders, and they’ve hatched a plan to neutralize the clear power imbalance.

What’s the background?
Although New York often gets a bad rap for being overwhelmingly liberal, much of the Empire State is not actually progressive.

But because the state’s population is concentrated in New York City and the surrounding area, the voice of upstate and rural residents often goes unheard.

What is the plan?
New York lawmakers, including state Sen. James Seward (R) and state Rep. John Salka (R), are looking to even the playing field.

Continue to article:  https://www.theblaze.com/news/split-new-york-into-regions

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