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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