Governor Cuomo proposes new measure that would allow him to close state prisons more swiftly

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NEW YORK STATE (WSYR-TV) — Governor Andrew Cuomo is pushing for a proposal that would give him the ability to close state prisons on a faster timeline.

The measure was included in his budget proposal and it would allow the governor to close state prisons if he gives at least a 90-day notice to legislative leaders. 

The current law requires the head of New York’s prison agency to give a year notice before closing a correctional facility.

If approved, the measure would be effective from April 2020 through March 2021.

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