“The data clearly shows that the time for a state of emergency has passed. COVID numbers across the board are under control, with the Mid-Hudson maintaining a 0.5% positivity rate. New Yorkers are ready to get back to normal and it is safe to do so.
“I'm calling on my colleagues in the state Legislature and Gov. Cuomo to give the people of New York the ability to regain some sense of normalcy. For 15 months we have lived under the cloud of a state of emergency. The order needs to be lifted and it needs to be lifted before the end of Legislative Session”