N.Y. Lawmakers Approve Bill to Strip Cuomo’s Pandemic-Era Powers

March 6, 2021, 12:09 AM

The New York legislature approved a bill to repeal pandemic-era emergency powers afforded to the scandal-plagued Governor Andrew Cuomo.

The measure, which received final passage from the Assembly on Friday evening, revokes temporary powers given to Cuomo in March that allowed him to supersede the legislature, as well as local laws, to issue hundreds of sweeping emergency directives on everything from closing businesses and schools to mandating the use of masks. The governor is expected to sign the measure after saying he helped negotiate it.

The rebuke from lawmakers, where Democrats hold a supermajority in both chambers, follows public...

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