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Lawmakers to investigate why people are leaving NY

Jan 31, 2020 12:45 pm
WGRZ-TV is reporting Republican state Senator Jim Tedisco and Democrat Assemblymember Angelo Santabarbara want to find out why people are leaving New York faster than almost any other state in the country. The two lawmakers have announced they are going to put together an online questionnaire and hold roundtable meetings around the state, then release a report. "We need to find out why," Santabarbara said. "I suspect that we will hear about things like bail reform, we'll hear about high taxes, but we may also hear about other issues as well, so we want to get the full picture." The latest census numbers show New York's population dropped by 77,000 between 2018 and last year. According to the Empire Center for Public Policy, 1.4 million people have left New York since 2010. Read the full story at WGRZ [dot] com.