State attorney: Annexation oversight bill consistent with constitution


Gov. Andrew Cuomo has twice vetoed a bill stemming from the Kiryas Joel annexation conflict that would have given county planners a say in certain annexation requests, arguing both times that the proposal violated a clause in the state constitution.An attorney for his own Department of State came to a different conclusion, writing in a 2015 memo to Cuomo's top lawyer that the bill was consistent with the annexation provisions in the constitution. That two-page memo - now...

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