This is nice... but feel good politics don't get it done. I hope that Assemblyman Hawley will get back to serious business. #1 is the Constitutional infringement of the NY SAFE Act.
Assemblyman Hawley was real quick to make a major media splash immediately following the SAFE Act passage, and said that he was going to have an initiative on the ballot in November to ask how many NYers were in favor of dividing downstate and upstate into two separate states. [I remember explicitly... heard him talking on the radio WBEN about it]. I thought this was an excellent idea to pursue [I feel that many of the downstate progressives would welcome being rid of upstate, just as much as we would them]. Then, as is so often the case with political "talking points... rhetoric", nothing more has been forth coming on this proposition... ???