New York lawmakers roll back Cuomo's COVID-19 powers amid dueling scandals

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York lawmakers approved a measure Friday scaling back Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s sweeping emergency powers enacted last year during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. The action comes as the governor is embroiled in two scandals, over his nursing home policies during the crisis and allegations that he sexually harassed former staffers and inappropriately touched a woman at a wedding. Cuomo’s fellow Democrats, who control both chambers in the Legislature, led the effort as Republicans railed against the bill, arguing it doesn’t go far enough to rein in the governor. “The public de…

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