Study Looks At Splitting New York Into Two States

(Albany, NY)--Columbia County’s state senator wants to examine the possibility of splitting New York into two states. 

Senator Daphne Jordan introduced legislation to set up a working group to study the issue. The Republican's proposal says differing political and social views between downstate and upstate regions are growing. The proposal lists Rockland and Westchester counties as the northern border of the downstate region. Dutchess and Ulster counties would be in the upstate part of the divided state.

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