New York state workers will be getting their 2020 pay bumps after all, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said.
The state’s $212 billion budget for fiscal 2022, which began on April 1, includes $600 million for workers whose pay increases were withheld during the coronavirus pandemic, the governor said at a budget briefing Wednesday.
The state adopted across-the-board freezes on pay increases last April, when New York was the epicenter of the Covid-19 health crisis, which resulted in a statewide shutdown that closed most businesses.
The freeze, which was extended several times through the end of 2020, hit about 132,000 state employees—including...