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Rolison Vetoes Common Council's Attempt To Stop Bus Consolidation

Poughkeepsie is hoping to stop the county's takeover of its bus system.
Poughkeepsie is hoping to stop the county's takeover of its bus system. Photo Credit: File

Update: Mayor Ron Rolison vetoed the amendment.

"I hope that this veto also sends a strong message -- a message that we will not continue down the same tried-and-true failed paths of the past," Rolison said. "In this battle between fiscal recklessness and good government we either all win or we all lose."

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- With the clock ticking, the City of Poughkeepsie Common Council is aiming to stop the county takeover of its bus system.

The county is set to take control of the city's bus system on Saturday but at Monday's Common Council meeting, the council voted to authorize Mayor Ron Rolison to fund the bus system until September. The city's bus service will run out of money on Friday.

Rolison has said he will veto the amendment, according to Spectrum News . The common council said they found $200,000 that could be allocated to the bus system, according to Spectrum News . Rolison did not attend the meeting, according to Spectrum News .

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