NY Legislature Repeals Governor’s Expanded COVID Powers, Calls for Cuomo to Step Down Grow

The calls for the governor to leave Albany are getting louder. Late Sunday afternoon Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins called on the governor to step down. And late last night Rockland senator Elijah Reichlin-Melnick was also calling on the governor to resign. That comes after the State Assembly and Senate voted Friday to repeal Governor Andrew Cuomo’s expanded COVID-19 emergency executive powers. Senator Reichlin-Melnick voted for the measure…

Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins says the bill creates a system with increased input and ensures New Yorkers will be protected…

The vote went along party lines, with Republicans concerned the legislation didn’t go far enough. The bill revokes the Governor’s authority to issue new directives but allows those currently on the books to be enforced but with greater legislative oversight. The governor was expected to sign the bill yesterday.

Amidst the chaos, the governor yesterday announced restaurants outside of the city, which have been open at 50 percent capacity, can increase to 75 percent starting March 19th…

New York City restaurants will remain at 35 percent capacity.

COVID-19 by the numbers now, here in Rockland, we lost one more to COVID, the total is 896. We’ve got 39 hospitalized confirmed with coronavirus, and 1,648 active cases. Our total case count is 39,324, that’s 175 more than Friday.

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