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NY judges will get more power in setting bail, governor says

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By MAYSOON KHAN and MICHAEL HILL
Associated Press

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Judges in New York will be getting more discretion to jail people awaiting trial. Gov. Kathy Hochul on Thursday night announced that a legislative deal is in place to tweak the state’s bail laws, a policy change fiercely resisted by some of fellow Democrats. The governor held a state Capitol news conference to announce a “conceptual agreement” on a $229 billion state budget with legislative leaders. Besides setting targets for state spending, the budget includes a range of policy proposals including the bail changes, a minimum wage hike and allowing more charter schools in New York City.

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