NY state lawmakers create commission studying big population loss
Two New York state lawmakers are teaming up to stop people from fleeing the Empire State.
Republican Sen. Jim Tedisco and Democratic Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara are introducing new legislation that will address population loss and out-migration to other states.
The bill would create the Commission on New York State Out-Migration to conduct a year-long research and fact-finding campaign on why people are leaving the state.
“The commission shall consist of 13 members with three appointed by the Governor, three by the Assembly Speaker, three by Temporary President of the Senate, two by Senate Minority Leader, and two by Assembly Minority Leader. No current member of the legislature can sit on the commission and 10 of the 13 commission members must reside in each of the state’s 10 economic development council regions,” the lawmakers said in a statement.
The U.S. census found this past year, more than 101,000 people left New York state.
New York state could lose three more congressional seats in the 2030 census if trends continue, the lawmakers said.