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New York - Once Again, Cuomo Vetoes Annexation Bill Aimed At KJ On Constitutional Grounds

Published on: September 30, 2016 02:20 PM
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FILE - In this July 1, 2014, file photo, a new housing unit, left, is under construction in Kiryas Joel, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)FILE - In this July 1, 2014, file photo, a new housing unit, left, is under construction in Kiryas Joel, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)

New York - A proposed bill that would require certain annexation petitions to be approved by county planning agencies or a regional planning council has been vetoed by Governor Andrew Cuomo for the second year in a row.

Assembly Bill 10210 was proposed by Assemblyman James Skoufis in an attempt to block a planned annexation by the Village of Kiryas Joel, with a similar bill introduced in the State Senate by Senator Bill Larkin.  In his veto, Cuomo said the bill violated state law and “would have directly contravened the constitutional prohibition on a county’s authority.”

According to Article IX of the New York State Constitution,  county consent on an local annexation is only required in situations that impact county borders.

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Cuomo vetoed a similar bill in July 2015 as previously reported on VIN News (http://bit.ly/2ddnvq4).

Skoufis is vowing to fight the bill, reported the State of Politics website.

“The governor’s repeated veto of my annexation oversight bill reflects a politically driven disregard on this critical issue,” said Skoufis.  “Likewise, his continued argument that the bill is unconstitutional flies in the face of reality.

Kiryas Joel’s government relations coordinator Ari Felberman praised the governor’s actions.

“He is true to his word,” Felberman told VIN News.  “He sticks to the constitution.”


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 Sep 30, 2016 at 03:55 PM Anonymous Says:

Cuomo will soon be indicted for all the cash payoffs from the kj leaders. Preet is aware of every detail. Stay tuned. By the way, lots of FBI were in Monsey yesterday with their jackets on. What's up with that?

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 Sep 30, 2016 at 04:23 PM ALTERG3 Says:

What a good news before shabbos, we can see clearly that the big holy satmar rabba z"l working in heaven for his kids-chasidim.

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 Oct 01, 2016 at 09:43 PM Liepa Says:

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Anonymous Says:

Cuomo will soon be indicted for all the cash payoffs from the kj leaders. Preet is aware of every detail. Stay tuned. By the way, lots of FBI were in Monsey yesterday with their jackets on. What's up with that?

Don't be so sore, old fellow, get a life!

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 Oct 01, 2016 at 10:02 PM Elchonon Says:

Hey anonymous I read your insane comments both on this site and on matzav. The readers should know of your last comment when you criticized matzav for praising a person who poisoned Nazi war criminals after ww II .you said it wasn't right to poison Nazi's referring to the famous story of the avengers as they were known who poisoned the bread of the Nazi as after they were captured by the Americans

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 Oct 01, 2016 at 10:35 PM Anonymous Says:

Follow the gelt payoff.

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 Oct 01, 2016 at 11:57 PM Anonymous Says:

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ALTERG3 Says:

What a good news before shabbos, we can see clearly that the big holy satmar rabba z"l working in heaven for his kids-chasidim.

Nah, it's just typical NYS corruption working for you.

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