Borrello Says He Will Continue Push To Repeal State Criminal Justice Reforms

JAMESTOWN – State Senator George Borrello says his first priority as senator will be to repeal what he calls the “dangers” of the recently passed Criminal Justice Reforms.

Borrello, in a phone interview with WNYNewsNow this week, explained the reforms must be repealed before the first of the year.

“I am still calling on the governor and state legislature to hold a special session to repeal this as soon as possible,” said Borrello. “I signed on legislation asking to delay it a year.”

Earlier this month, Borrello was joined by several area law enforcement officials calling on New York State to repeal the recently passed reforms.

Under the law passed in April, Borrello said over 400 offenses will not qualify for bail in New York after January 1. Many of those suspected criminals will then be let loose onto the streets.

The Senator also says he is also working on his ‘First Employee Tax Credit Plan’ that aims to assist single-owner start-ups to expand their operations and bring in their first employee.

The plan would give a state income tax credit to any business when it adds its first permanent payroll employee. In the first year, that credit would be 25 percent of the cost to employ that person (payroll, insurance, state and federal taxes).

Borrello said bill would lower to 20 percent the second year and 10 percent in the third year.


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