JAMESTOWN – Our State Senator hopes that the results of this week’s poll reporting that New Yorkers overwhelmingly believe crime is a serious problem and strongly support amending bail reform will further discussions in Albany.
State Senator George Borrello spoke with WNY News Now on Thursday morning about the latest Siena College Research Institute poll which outlined that 84 percent of those questioned believe crime is a “very serious problem.”
Before the polling, the Republican told us some Democrats were already willing to talk about reforming the 2019 law, like Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown.
Earlier in the month, Senator Borrello and Assemblyman Andy Goodell proposed legislation that would, in part, return judicial discretion.
“We have seen traction, when I say that, they (the Democrats) are talking about it,” explained Borrello. “When you have something like the bills that we presented are a good template for our colleagues on the other side of the isle, I’m hoping that’s where we will get traction.”
In the end, Borrello says it might come down to New Yorkers voting out representatives who don’t take action on reforming, or in his opinion revoking, bail reform in New York State.