New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says more needs to be done than just simply stripping Governor Andrew Cuomo of his emergency coronavirus powers.
The mayor calls it the beginning, but he wants full control restored to local governments so the city can make decisions on things like vaccination eligibility.
The mayor says the city can't have a full recovery without regaining power the city had before the pandemic.
Democratic state senators have reached a deal to repeal Cuomo's emergency powers. That would mean existing COVID mandates would remain in place, but tweaking them would require input from state lawmakers.
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