Cuomo stripped of COVID emergency powers

Saturday, 06. March 2021 02:38

New York state lawmakers voted to strip Governor Andrew Cuomo of COVID-19 emergency powers he was given last year to help him deal with the pandemic.

The state Assembly supported taking the powers away from Cuomo with a 107-43 vote hours after the state Senate voted in favor of the bill.

Cuomo has recently come under fire over claims his administration covered up the coronavirus death toll in state nursing homes, while also facing sexual harassment allegations. However, Cuomo insisted he will not resign amid the scandals.

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