The group fighting to save the Western New York Children's Psychiatric Center is asking the state comptroller to investigate Governor Cuomo.
They're questioning the governor's motives for wanting to close the youth facility.
Both houses of the state legislature unanimously voted against closing the West Seneca facility, but Cuomo vetoed that bill.
The state office of Mental Health says closing the center would save $3 million a year.
Critics say the young patients in West Seneca would then be moved to the Buffalo Psychiatric Center, an adult facility.
The Save Our Western New York Children’s Psychiatric Center Coalition will discuss its call for an investigation at a news conference Tuesday morning.
“History has shown us that this governor has the ability to shake down weak members of the legislature to give up their votes like so many children surrendering their milk money to the schoolyard bully,” said Steve Cohen of HoganWillig, an attorney on behalf of the coalition.
He's asking the state comptroller to determine whether closing the CPC is a violation of the state's Mental Hygiene Law.
Just last week, two candidates for an open seat on the state legislature reaffirmed their commitment to keeping the CPC open as a youth facility.