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NY state lawmakers target Gov. Cuomo’s emergency powers with legislation

Leaders of New York’s Democratic legislative majorities announced on Tuesday that Empire State Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s emergency powers would face limitations in connection with legislation, as the lawmakers said a deal related to the governors emergency coronavirus powers had been finalized, according to Fox News.

“A year into the pandemic, and as New Yorkers receive the vaccine, the temporary emergency powers have served their purpose – it is time for them to be repealed,” New York State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie said in a statement.

Heastie and state Senate Majority Leader Andrew Stewart-Cousins announced the news, according to the outlet, which also noted that the legislation aims for repealing the governor’s emergency powers, but would maintain some health-related executive orders, with more legislative oversights.