Hochul vetoes bill to study expansion of eastern Queens greenway into Nassau

Earlier this month, Gov. Kathy Hochul vetoed a bill that would have authorized a transportation study to examine the plausibility of expanding the Vanderbilt Motor Parkway greenway from eastern Queens to Nassau County. 

Senate Bill S3011, sponsored by state Sen. John Liu, who represents eastern Queens from Bayside to Flushing, passed with unanimous support during a floor vote on June 1. But on Nov. 17, the governor vetoed it alongside other bills that proposed studies conducted by state agencies due to a lack of appropriated funding.