Fight intensifies over Hochul's proposed bail changes in state budget

By Kate Lisa | Spectrum News

Hundreds of people rallied in the state Capitol on Wednesday to fight back against changes Gov. Kathy Hochul wants to make to the law included in her executive budget proposal. Lawmakers passed bail reform to correct inequities in the criminal justice system for low-income New Yorkers.

Sens. Kevin Parker, Jessica Scarcella-Spanton, James Skoufis and Monica Martinez and Assemblymember Monica Wallace attended the governor's public safety event Wednesday, showing their support to end the "least restrictive" standard for judges.

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