New York Republicans sent a letter to Governor Hochul earlier this week asking her to rethink the state’s bail reform law. The reforms have been controversial, especially with law enforcement, prompting claims such measures have led to an increase in crime nationwide.
Congressman John Katko, one of the officials who sent the letter, cites a recent article from the Albany Times-Union as a reason for the push from lawmakers. The article reported individuals released under New York’s bail reform law were rearrested at a rate of nearly 20% on average.
Republicans Elise Stefanik (21st District), Andrew Garbarino (2nd), Nicole Malliotakis (11th), Claudia Tenney (22nd) and Chris Jacobs (27th) all signed the letter along with Katko, according to the Finger Lakes Times.
State legislators have also called for changes to the bail reform law, including Republicans from the Finger Lakes.