Two proposals on New York's 2023 election ballot approved by voters
ALBANY, NY (Erie News Now)-- TWO NEW AMENDMENTS TO THE STATE’S CONSTITUTION ARE ON THEIR WAY TO REMOVING DEBT LIMITS FOR SMALL CITY SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND COUNTY SEWER PROJECTS.
Fifty-six PERCENT OF NEW YORKERS VOTED YES TO REMOVE DEBT LIMITS FOR SMALL CITY SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND 59 PERCENT OF NEW YORKERS VOTED YES TO EXTEND A DEBT LIMIT EXCLUSION FOR SEWER PROJECTS.
SOME LAWMAKERS SAid SMALL CITY SCHOOL DISTRICTS CAN NOW MAKE MUCH NEEDED UPGRADES TO THEIR INFrASTRUCTURe.
“Our small city schools in particular across the state have been significantly under resourced,” said Sen. Lea Webb (D-52nd Senate District).
Some lawmakers said the second proposal is significant for some counties and small cities including Chemung County currently LOOKING AT A SEWER INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECT THAT COULD COST HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS.
“I think it’s a matter of fairness with the one with regard to our small city school districts, that they get treated just as other school districts. But I think even more importantly on the debt for sewers, is critically important," said Sen. Tom O’Mara (R-Big Flats).
Come, next year's general election, New Yorkers will have to vote on the issue of abortion.
SOME LAWMAKERS SAID ITS IMPORTANT VOTERS WEIGH IN ON THIS POTENTIAL POLICY CHANGE.
“It really takes it out of what I call, that political football arena, because it's putting it in the hands of the voters,” said Sen. Webb.
The votes from this year's ballot will be certified by the New York State Board of Elections, likely within 25 days of the election.