Monday, January 6, 2020

Embracing ‘no-bail’ law is Cuomo’s first huge political mistake as gov

Embracing ‘no-bail’ law is Cuomo’s first huge political mistake as gov: It took nearly 10 years, but Gov. Andrew Cuomo may have finally miscalculated the politics he is so adept at.

Taxes, congestion pricing, rent regulation, gun control — he has never suffered much blowback, ­either because they are the right policies, or they’re too complex to grasp. But last year, when he eliminated cash bail for most alleged criminals, he may have given himself a dual headache: a “reform” that the public can instantly grasp was a bad idea, and one that is hard to fix without trading a lot of other things away to the emboldened state Legislature.

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