A plan to sell $1.75 billion in bonds for environmental programs in New York State is now in the hands of the voters. In July, Governor Pataki signed the Clean Water/Clean Air Act of 1996, which would authorize the bond sale to fund capital investments in air and and water quality projects throughout the state. The bond issue must now be approved by the voters on November 5, in a referendum that will likely also decide how the state’s environmental programs, and how George Pataki’s image as an environmental Governor, will fare over the coming years.

To read more about the Clean Water/Clean Air Act of 1996 as well as public housing reform bills that seek to encourage mixed-income tenancy, click here (pdf).