The guy’s idea, which has some merit....is not to split into three states, but to have one state with three ‘autonomous’ districts, each with a governor and their own legislature. It’d still have two senators as always, but each region would be able to handle their own problems. He’s admitting....NY City is a stumbling block for the rest of the state.
It’s actually not a bad idea, and if it could work in NY, then it’d work in California as well.
70% of NYS tax revenue comes from NYC and the surrounding counties. So this guy can STFU, IMHO.
The idea has some merit. Sort of like mega-counties. States are free to organize themselves within the bounds of their state constitution. I’d use a term other than governor, though.
I can think of nothing better than being separate from New York City. They already proved that in any election, if 100% of the rest of NY voted for something and NYC voted differently, then NYC always wins.
Living in Western New York, I have no vote.
Upstatehood or nothing.
Just donate NYC to the People’s Democratic Republic of New Jersey. Rename it New Jersey City. Both states would be greatly improved.
Sounds like a plan as long as their representation in the swamp does not increase nor does the electoral college get affected. Maybe more of these yankee socialists will stay home instead of coming to Texas.
Here, below, is an economic, demographic and fiscal analysis of New York State revenue and spending, reported in an attempt to understand how each region fares, in terms of its share of revenues and expenses.
I think the report leaves out two questions.
One is how much state spending at the local level is in the form of state mandated programs the local level must perform, and who asked for them - New York City pols, or the upstate region.
The other question is what role the state government has had in promoting the economic development of the New York City metropolitan region, verses the rest of the state; and what factor that is, if any, on why the upper part of the state has very anemic economic development. Are there natural factors holding the northern part of the state back, that it just cannot get around?
I have been curious for a long time on a “what if”.
What if a POTUS temporarily nationalized the top banks, and nationalized the investment exchanges, and moved them all out of New York City, before setting them back into private hands. Face it, minus Wall Street and its banks, New York City would be an economic shell of itself.
Yet, those institutions make it possible for all the Marxists in New York City to have jobs in places whose revenue is a spin off from the local economic engine of the big banks and Wall Street.