Still At His Mercy. The Legislature adjourned for the summer without revoking Cuomo’s emergency powers. This is a travesty beyond comprehension. The Assembly and Senate voted him sweeping authority last year at the outset of the pandemic. He was empowered to override local directives. In the ensuing year and a half he wantonly abused the emergency mandate. He relentlessly shut down the economy, causing distress for millions of New Yorkers. Schools, houses of worship, and businesses were closed and severely curtailed. The pain of covid was compounded by his authoritarian edicts. Government was effectively reduced to ONE MAN RULE. Once the scandals started breaking, the Legislature should have immediately rolled back his arbitrary mandate. Still At His Mercy. Albany must reclaim DEMOCRACY and the RULE OF LAW.