Bill could ease local government mergers

 

Petitions would need 1/10 of registered voters instead of current 1/3

By NATHAN BROWN, Enterprise Staff Writer POSTED: May 29, 2009

SARANAC LAKE - A law that could pass this year would make it easier for municipalities to start the process of consolidation or dissolution.

The New York Government Reorganization and Citizen Empowerment Act has gone through the Local Government committees of both the Senate and Assembly, Dan Mac Entee, spokesman for state Sen. Betty Little of Queensbury, said Wednesday. He said it is now going through other committees.

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