Jessica Ramos will be one of 15 rookie State Senators joining a 40-member Democratic majority in charge of the upper house of the state legislature for the first time in a decade.
‘We believe it is critical for the Civic Engagement Commission to explicitly address the political incorporation of formerly incarcerated people in New York City.’
Reforms to the bail system, evidence-sharing rules and speedy-trial requirements are at the top of the reform agenda—and will shape the city’s ‘close Rikers’ efforts as well.
Jarrett Murphy and Ben Max |
Under normal circumstances, 2019 would be a quiet year in city politics. But circumstances are not normal.