NEW YORK: State Senate Passes Bill Allowing Congress To See Trump’s State Tax Returns, Gov. Cuomo To Sign

The Hill reports:

The New York Senate on Wednesday passed legislation that would allow Congress to obtain President Trump’s tax returns from the state. The bill passed by a vote of 39-21. The measure now heads to the state assembly.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) has signaled he would sign the bill into law. The state Senate also passed a bill, in a 39-22 vote, that would allow New York to prosecute people who received presidential pardons if certain conditions are met.

“New York, as the home of the President’s state returns, has a special role and responsibility to step into the breach,” state Sen. Brad Hoylman (D) said on Twitter hours before the vote. “Washington has failed to act. We intend to lead.”

The bill must still pass the Assembly, but that’s a done deal as Democrats outnumber Republicans in that chamber by more than 2-1.