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Public safety officials, advocates set for NY budget hearing

Law enforcement officials and members of public safety advocacy groups from across New York are in Albany for a hearing on Gov. Andrew Cuomo's state budget proposal.

Posted: Jan 30, 2018 11:39 AM

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Law enforcement officials and members of public safety advocacy groups from across New York are in Albany for a hearing on Gov. Andrew Cuomo's state budget proposal.

The Democrat's public protection spending plans for the fiscal year that begins in April are the subject of Tuesday's public hearing before state lawmakers.

Among the state officials scheduled to testify are the heads of the court system, homeland security, criminal justice services, state police and prisons.

Also set to offer testimony are representatives from unions representing law enforcement officers such as state troopers and prison guards.

Cuomo's public safety agenda includes reforming the state's bail system and launching an $11 million campaign to discourage recruitment by such violent street gangs as MS-13.

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