“We talked to our representatives, we hired lobbyists, we did what citizens do.”
“We didn’t want to change the rules in the middle of the game.”
“Let’s say the wealthy areas of Fifth Avenue would want to break away from New York City because they didn’t want to pay for the services in Harlem. This is really the same thing.”
New York’s incarcerated population has been declining for decades. Why is it so hard for prison closures to keep pace?
Hochul’s budget would level off funding for addiction treatment — and use opioid settlement funds to fill the gaps.