This week, Governor Cuomo outlined his FY2019 New York State Budget.

GOVERNOR’S PROPOSALS Governor’s full budget presentation (online video) – available here Governor’s full FY 2019 Executive Budget Briefing Book and executive budget legislation Criminal Justice Reform Package: Check out this link to the Article VII bill that includes the criminal justice reform package, including bail, speedy trial, and discovery legislative language (bail on pages 19-52, Read more…

Crime in the US

Murder in America is deeply local. Homicides in the U.S. rose about 9% last year, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation- “Wall Street Journal” Murder in America: What Makes Cities Safer. Killings fell in Los Angeles and Washington when police established closer ties with people living in the most violent neighborhoods; Read more…