Lawmakers ask Gov. Cuomo to reconsider annexation bill

Gov. Andrew Cuomo vetoed legislation last year that would give more oversight to Orange County, but now local lawmakers are calling on him to reconsider.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo vetoed legislation last year that would give more oversight to Orange County, but now local lawmakers are calling on him to reconsider. (9/23/16)

KIRYAS JOEL - There is a renewed push to pass a statewide law that could affect the turf war between the Town of Monroe and its Orthodox Jewish neighbors in Kiryas Joel.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo vetoed legislation last year that would give more oversight to Orange County, but now local lawmakers are calling on him to reconsider.

Lawmakers have put forth another Annexation Oversight Bill that would affect future annexations, including the Kiryas Joel deal, if for some reason it should fall through.

The annexation of hundreds of acres of Monroe's land to be used to build multifamily housing is currently on hold due to a pending lawsuit.

Cuomo has until Oct. 1 to make a decision on the annexation bill.

The governor had received $250,000 in campaign donations from donors with ties to Kiryas Joel after vetoing the first bill.

 

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