Common Cause NY Presses Legislature to Revoke Executive Emergency Powers

NEW YORK, NY (02/12/2021) (readMedia)-- In response to breaking news that Governor Cuomo's office intentionally withheld the state's nursing-home death toll, Susan Lerner, Executive Director of Common Cause/NY released the following statement:

"Common Cause/NY has repeatedly urged the Legislature not to let the Governor manage the state solo. Today's revelations in the New York Post further reinforce that urgency and we implore lawmakers to restore the rightful balance of power in New York. Return us to democracy now."

In July 2020, Common Cause/NY along with other good government groups pushed the State Legislature to limit Governor Cuomo's emergency powers that were granted at the start of the pandemic last March.