Lawmakers are scrambling to cobble together this year’s state budget, which is likely to pass any day now.
In New York, the budget inevitably includes major policy initiatives, and this year legislators are again considering rollbacks to the bail reforms passed in 2019. There are also welcome discussions about two policies: one that would help formerly incarcerated people get back on their feet and another to provide lawyers for people facing eviction.
ADD YOUR NAME: Tell lawmakers to hold the line on bail, knockdown barriers to reentering their communities, and protect people facing eviction.
Governor Kathy Hochul
Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie
Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins