You Can Now Sign a Petition to Split New York Three Ways

You Can Now Sign a Petition to Split New York Three Ways

WKBW-TV, APRIL 29, 2019

(WKBW) — You can now sign a petition to split the state of New York into three autonomous regions.

State Assemblymember David DiPietro (R,C,I-East Aurora) created the petition .

The petition says that a lot of taxes from upstate New York are being invested into New York City. “New York City has taxed us out of our homes and our businesses. Our values are ignored and our resources are shipped downstate where we never see the benefits.”

Read More
Split New York 3 Ways? Assemblyman’s Petition Has New Approach to Carving Up NY

Split New York 3 Ways? Assemblyman’s Petition Has New Approach to Carving Up NY

BY BEN AXELSON (NYUP.COM) APRIL 29, 2019

Image result for newyorkupstate

A state Assemblyman from Western New York is revisiting the often-repeated idea of dividing up New York to better reflect the differences between the New York City area and the broad Upstate New York region. But this time, the proposition makes a case for a third region.

Assemblyman David DiPietro, a Republican from East Aurora, has created a petition at SplitTheState.com to garner support for his idea to turn New York into three autonomous regions, while still keeping it one state. The regions would be:

  • New York – Bronx, Kings, New York, Queens, and Richmond counties 
  • Montauk – Nassau, Suffolk, Rockland, and Westchester counties 
  • New Amsterdam – every county north of Westchester County
Read More

New York Lawmaker Proposes Chopping State Into 3 Self-governing Regions

The Statue of Liberty stands in New York harbor with the New York City skyline in the background. KATHY WILLENS AP

BY JARED GILMOUR (MIAMI HERALD) APRIL 07, 2019

A state lawmaker from upstate New York has proposed splitting the state into three self-governing regions, while still remaining one state.

Republican Assemblyman David DiPietro of East Aurora introduced the bill last month to “finally unshackle the regions of New York that are subjected to decisions and rule from New York City,” according to a news release. The proposal would amend the state’s constitution to set up one autonomous region for New York City’s five boroughs, a second for the rest of Long Island and suburban Rockland and Westchester counties, and then a third region for all of upstate New York.

“It’s time to let people go their own way,” DiPietro said in a statement. “Upstate New Yorkers and Long Islanders have long been subjected to the whim of New York City politicians who don’t understand our way of life.”

Read More
DiPietro Joins Call For American Legion Funding In State Budget

DiPietro Joins Call For American Legion Funding In State Budget

This week, Assemblyman David DiPietro (R,C,I-East Aurora) joined members of the Assembly Minority Conference in signing a letter to the governor and legislative leaders requesting $150,000 be allocated to the American Legion Boys State program in the state budget for the program’s 100th Anniversary. American Legion Boys State is a week-long program that offers high school seniors an opportunity to gain leadership training and first-class citizenship skills through government operations, exercises, physical fitness, teamwork and other activities. The program is led by American Legion counselors and active-duty marines. The American Legion has received $150,000 each of the past five years.
Read More

“The message from the Assembly Majority to everyone north of Westchester is clear, get out. Refusing to make the property tax cap permanent hurts practically everyone, burdening residents with $5.7 billion in new taxes cripples our ability to raise a family or start a business, and wanting to cut funding to local farmers wounds one of the most vital parts of upstate’s economy. The message is clear, you’re not wanted in this state if you’re not a connected member of their party, you don’t matter and your money is theirs to play with as they see fit down in New York City.”

Dave DiPietro

Message from The People’s House to The People: Get Out

A statement by Assemblyman David DiPietro (R,C,I-East Aurora) on the proposed Assembly one-house budget.

“The message from the Assembly Majority to everyone north of Westchester is clear, get out. Refusing to make the property tax cap permanent hurts practically everyone, burdening residents with $5.7 billion in new taxes cripples our ability to raise a family or start a business, and wanting to cut funding to local farmers wounds one of the most vital parts of upstate’s economy. The message is clear, you’re not wanted in this state if you’re not a connected member of their party, you don’t matter and your money is theirs to play with as they see fit down in New York City.”

DiPietro Honors Teacher of the Month

Assemblyman David DiPietro (R,C,I-East Aurora) recently gave out the first award honoring local educators. Lisa Barron of Parkdale Elementary School in East Aurora was awarded the first certificate for her dedication to her student’s education.

“Lisa is one of the best teachers I’ve had the honor of meeting, and to have her teaching in my hometown of East Aurora is a great treasure to the community,” DiPietro said. “We trust our teachers to bring out the best in our students and Lisa is the textbook example of what a teacher should be. She’s determined, caring, and passionate about each one of her charges and I am very proud to honor her hard work. Thank you so much for what you do!”

Let People Go Their Own Way: Split the State

Let People Go Their Own Way: Split the State

Assemblyman David DiPietro (R,C,I-East Aurora) has introduced legislation that would create a constitutional amendment to split New York State into three separate autonomous regions. The three regions are New York, which includes Bronx, Kings, New York, Queens and Richmond counties, Montauk, which includes Nassau, Suffolk, Rockland and Westchester counties, and New Amsterdam, which would include every county north of Westchester.

The goal of the bill is to finally unshackle the regions of New York that are subjected to decisions and rule from New York City with a different value structure and way of life. Each region would elect its own governor, Legislature and judicial wing and be responsible for its own management. This would allow local rule to return to the state which has been so ideologically and politically dominated by the city for decades.

“It’s time to let people go their own way,” DiPietro said. “Upstate New Yorkers and Long Islanders have long been subjected to the whim of New York City politicians who don’t understand our way of life, our value, and simply don’t care about us. This bill would once again let the people of New York decide their fate. We should not be burdened with laws and regulations that have no thought to our economic situation or how we live our lives. Main Street in East Aurora is a totally different world than the center of Manhattan, and our people have the right to make their own decisions. The time is past due, we deserve to govern ourselves as is our God-given right. Split the state, the people deserve and demand it.”