There is a growing Power Vacuum. The scandals engulfing Andrew Cuomo’s administration have caused a shift in power in Albany. The once Imperial Governorship is in decline. Power has reverted to the Legislature and its leaders. Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Carl Heastie now call the shots. Nowhere is this more evident than in the disastrous new state budget. Spending is out of control. To pay for the bloated program, taxes have been raised on the rich and corporations to the highest levels in the nation. Already successful individuals and businesses are leaving en masse. This is due to the Governor’s loosening grip because of the myriad scandals. He dares not say “boo” to those who will sit in judgment. In view of the negative consequences already evident, he needs to step aside. Defiantly resisting resignation, he must be impeached. A general house cleaning is mandated. Then the Power Vacuum can be put behind us.