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Lawmakers specifically took issue with changes to directives the governor can issue in responding to state disasters and emergencies. Under the proposal, the governor would be granted unlimited authority to rule by executive order — superseding local and agency authority — during any declared state emergency, including instances as vague as a “storm” and infrequent as “volcanic activity.” Senate Minority Leader John Flanagan questioned the need for such language. “This is far more sweeping than dealing with the public health issues in battling the coronavirus so why would this majority grant unfettered discretion, unbridled authority and cede our powers … to the executive?” he said in a floor speech.
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“I’ve been involved in this topic for decades, through six governors. I’ve never seen any governor or health commissioner ask for this kind of expansion of power,” said Assemblyman Dick Gottfried, a Democrat representing Manhattan.
originally posted by: Metallicus
He isn’t someone known for respecting the Constitution. He and Bloomberg use the Bill of Rights as toilet paper. What could go wrong?
But Deputy Majority Leader Mike Gianaris said negotiations over the weekend provided for a 2021 sunset date and language would allow the Legislature to undo any executive order it deemed an overreach.
"The facts do not merit the level of anxiety that we are seeing... The number will increase because it is math. The more people you test, the more positives you are going to find," Cuomo said. "I'm a little perturbed about the daily angst when the number comes out and the number is higher. Perturbed meaning, I'm perturbed that people get anxious every time the number goes up. The number has to go up if you continue to test."
originally posted by: Ellie Sagan
Ugh. Now this. He has the balls to say he's so annoyed that people are overreacting, like he's all indignant. What a dick! I would call his actions an overreaction. So it's clear that he's just wanting to be dictator and take away our rights!