With the state budget now nearly a month late and on the heels of Governor Kathy Hochul and state legislative leaders extending its deadline a fifth time on Monday, the governor said Tuesday there could be a final deal on the plan as early as the end of this week.
After blowing past their April 1 deadline, Governor Kathy Hochul and state lawmakers gave themselves until next Monday to reach a state budget deal, which has been primarily held up by stalled negotiations around making further changes to the state’s bail laws.
The state budget will be late this year due to tough negotiations between Governor Kathy Hochul and Albany lawmakers over her bail reform rollback proposal and housing plan, the governor, state Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie announced separately Thursday.
As the debate around whether to make even more changes to New York’s reformed bail laws heats up in the final days of state budget negotiations, a group of over 100 law professors penned a letter to Governor Kathy Hochul and state legislative leaders urging them to leave the statutes as they are.
Mar. 27, 2023 By Ethan Stark-Miller Following an afternoon of closed-door meetings with state legislative leaders, Mayor Eric Adams said that while he’s seeking changes to “criminal justice reforms” in the state budget for this fiscal year — due April 1, it’s up to Albany lawmakers to determine if the rollbacks to bail reform Governor… Read More
A healthy majority of New Yorkers support Governor Kathy Hochul’s bid to make further rollbacks to the state’s recently reformed bail laws and the state legislature’s proposal to raise income taxes on those making over $5 million-a-year, a new poll from Siena College shows.