NY Assembly Fails To Vote On Bill That Would Stop Romulus Trash Incinerator


ITHACA, NY (WSKG) – A bill that would have stopped a proposed trash incinerator in the Town of Romulus failed to get a vote in the New York legislature before the session ended last week.

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Romulus is located near Seneca Lake between Seneca and Cayuga Lakes.

The Senate had passed the bill unanimously. But it got stuck in the Assembly in a squabble between Democrats and Republicans about a bill to fund speed cameras near New York City schools.

Republican Brian Kolb is the Assembly Minority Leader and his district includes Romulus. He was a co-sponsor of the bill and says it should have passed.

“This isn’t about the votes,” he said.

“It’s not about the merits of the bill. It’s all about politics between the Senate Republicans and the Assembly Democrats, the two majorities.”

Kolb says Democratic Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie assured him the chamber will consider the trash incinerator bill once the fight over the speed camera bill is resolved.