Should New York become two states?Looking at the population stats released yesterday, it is clear that Upstate NY -- above the NYC area and west of the taxpayer-subsidized Capital District -- is in trouble. This does not make sense given the growth in the rest of the country and Upstate having the natural resources, unless downstate-mentored state policies are holding us back. Unfortunately, the US Supreme Court says that we cannot have the form of government that worked up until the 1960s.
And once again, some state lawmakers have introduced a bill that would allow counties to hold a referendum on whether the state should be separated into upstate and downstate.
Is the "Two State Solution" our only option?