BREAKING: NY Senate advances bill to repeal Cuomo’s emergency powers

A bill to repeal the emergency powers of embattled NY Governor Andrew Cuomo has passed in the NY State Senate.

In a press release, the New York State Senate says “the legislation revokes the Governor’s authority to issue new directives while allowing those that are now enforced and that pertain to preserving public health to continue under significantly greater legislative oversight,” the New York State Senate said in a press release.”

Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins said “I think everyone understands where we were back in March and where we are now. We certainly see the need for a quick response but also want to move toward a system of increased oversight and review. The public deserves to have checks and balances.”

The move comes as Cuomo faces multiple sexual harassment charges against him as well as a nursing home data scandal.