Lawmakers, Law Enforcement Officials Pushing For Bail Reform Changes

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Republican lawmakers in the state Assembly and Senate are teaming up with local law enforcement officials in pushing for changes to the state's bail reform laws.

They held a news conference in Albany Monday, claiming legislation that was passed years ago has caused a big increase in violent crime statewide. They're calling for a few of those policies to be rolled back including a repeal of cashless bail. Governor Hochul has laid out her own proposals which call for more crimes to be made bail-eligible and for judges to have the power to set more restrictive pretrial conditions. But those ideas have been criticized by both Democrats and Republicans.

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