The lawmakers are finished with things for now….
They have gone around their Governor on a few issues….
He is out and about projecting a improved economy post virus….
On the horizon is a report to the lawmakers from the Attorney General James…
The FBI looking at his admin handling of virus Nursing Home numbers….
Possibly the state first impeachment hearing for its Governor who isn’t gonna quit his job and run again to keep it…
Democrats in the State Legislature capped the 2021 legislative session last week by passing a patchwork of progressive priorities, including changes meant to strengthen gun control laws, improve absentee voting and modify New York’s criminal justice system.
But, this being Albany, the end of session was not without political gamesmanship and intrigue.
Lawmakers clashed with Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo over his 11th-hour proposal to restructure the leadership of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, one of Mr. Cuomo’s most important priorities. Democrats in the State Senate had reached a tentative agreement with Mr. Cuomo on the matter, but, in a surprise twist, the deal unraveled late on Thursday, and the Senate gaveled out of session without passing the governor’s measure.
The fallout was the latest indication of how Mr. Cuomo’s political power has diminished since his administration was buffeted by scandals, investigations and calls for his resignation from members of his own party. Earlier this year, the Legislature, where Democrats now enjoy a majority large enough to override a governor’s veto, scaled back Mr. Cuomo’s emergency powers and passed policies that the governor long opposed in the state budget….
“As our scheduled session concludes tonight, we are proud of the historic progress we made this year,” Senate majority leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, a Democrat from Westchester, said on Thursday. “If ongoing discussions on any outstanding issues require action, we stand ready to come back when and if necessary.”…