State budget passes, bail reform rolled back

Kate Lisa/Johnson Newspaper Corp. Assemblyman Harvey Epstein, D-74, speaks out against bail reform rollbacks at one of the last in-person rallies in the state Capitol in Albany on March 10 ahead of the COVID-19 pandemic. The state’s controversial bail reform law was scaled back Thursday as part of the 2020-21 executive budget, with more than a dozen crimes reinstated as bail eligible.

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