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WNY lawmaker proposes splitting New York state into 3 regions

April 30, 2019 09:52 AM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — A state Assemblyman from Western New York has created a petition to split the state of New York into three regions.

Assemblyman David DiPietro, a Republican from East Aurora, claims a lot of the taxes from upstate New York are being invested in New York City. 

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He has created a petition at SplitTheState.com to garner support for his idea to divide New York into three self-governing regions while still keeping it one state. The regions would be:

- New York - Bronx, Kings, New York, Queens, and Richmond counties 

- Montauk - Nassau, Suffolk, Rockland, and Westchester counties

- New Amsterdam - every county north of Westchester county

Click here to learn more about DiPietro's plan.

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