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If this New York lawmaker gets his way, the state would be split in two

Posted at 1:34 PM, Feb 04, 2019

A New York lawmaker has introduced a referendum that would divide the state of New York into two.

Assemblyman Steve Hawley, who represents parts of Genesee, Orleans, and Monroe counties in the western part of the state, wants to divide New York in two.

"It has become abundantly clear in recent years that the New York City voting bloc has forgotten upstate and is imposing their radical left-wing agenda on all of us, whether we like it or not," Hawley said in a letter to Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie on January 29th .

In addition, Halwey said the distribution of funds isn't fair either.

"I think there's an inordinate amount of money that goes down state," he said.

Hawley wants there to be a vote among New Yorkers to "gauge the support, or lack or support, for this initiative."

This is only to determine if people are in favor of this idea," he said.

Many details remain unclear — no specific details, including a new border line, were discussed. Which "state" would remain "New York" is also in question.