Bridging the Upstate/Downstate Divide

Since being elected to the NYS Assembly I've come to realize there is a lot more than district lines and party affiliation that separates members opinions about public policy.  The greatest divide is most often the upstate downstate division.  Some of my colleagues and I are working on bridging that divide and at least trying to get a better perspective on the issues that are important to each region of the state.  

This past August, NYC area Assembly Members Moya, Rodriguez, Crespo and Braunstein found their way upstate to visit Assembly Member Phil Palmesano's district in the Corning/Finger Lakes region.  The Farm Bureau documented their visit in their October Newsletter which you can read below.  This week I will travel, along with several other upstate Assembly Members to tour parts of NYC with local Members to gain a better understanding of the issues that are important to them.  I hope to have lots of pictures and stories to share. 


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