Embattled New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to sign bill limiting his emergency powers

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on Sunday he will sign a bill passed by New York’s legislature stripping his own emergency powers for the COVID-19 pandemic.

The embattled Democrat made the announcement during a teleconference with reporters while declaring his intent to raise indoor dining capacity to 75% for restaurants outside of New York City.

“I’m signing today the legislature’s emergency powers bill, and I’m going to implement it today,” he told reporters.

Cuomo noted that he’s adding a “significant change” to the proposal by raising the indoor dining capacity limit outside the Big Apple.

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