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New York Judges, Governor, Legislature to Forgo Pay Raises

Nov. 16, 2020, 10:16 PM

New York judges, state lawmakers, and the governor aren’t likely to get a raise in the next four years, according to a decision released Monday by an independent state commission.

The New York State Commission on Legislative, Judicial, and Executive Compensation cited the state’s growing budget gap and fiscal uncertainty due to the coronavirus pandemic as reasons for foregoing any pay increases through 2024.

“Granting raises to public servants, no matter how much they might otherwise deserve them, is simply not possible at this time,” the commission wrote in its decision.

The state is facing a $14.9 billion budget gap...

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