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Western New York Republicans speak out against bail reform laws

Some GOP assemblymen spoke Thursday about why they feel the elimination of cash bail for many crimes is putting New Yorkers at risk.

GOWANDA, N.Y. — Several Western New York lawmakers continue to speak out for a change to the state's new bail reform laws.

Some GOP assemblymen spoke Thursday about why they feel the elimination of cash bail for many crimes is putting New Yorkers at risk.

Assemblyman Joseph Giglio of Gowanda believes the bill was rushed through because the governor never set up a committee to look closer at it.

"I think he got backed into a corner and knows this is bad legislation," Giglio said. "He just has to figure a way out, because every other thing that he does he did with a commission or something of that like, and this is the first thing that they didn't do with one. Why?"

Local Republicans in the New York State Senate also held a hearing Thursday to try to convince the Governor that the bail reform law needs to be fixed.

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