Governor Andrew Cuomo has set a deadline for bail reform changes, but Democratic lawmakers say changes must be weighed on facts, not fear.
“I want to respond to facts and data, not hysterics and politics in this crazy partisan time,” Cuomo said earlier in the week.
The bail law ended cash bail for misdemeanor and non-violent felony charges. There was support across the state for the legislation, but significant opposition from law enforcement.
Democrats, who control both chambers of the Legislature, have disagreed on what changes to make the law.