New York Governor Andrew Cuomo gave himself a $25,000 raise bringing his salary to $250,000, making him the highest-paid governor. Why he deserves this raise, we cannot say. He had the highest number of coronavirus victims and helped kill tens of thousands of elderly in nursing homes.
The state has a $63 billion deficit as a result of revenue losses. People are leaving in droves.
According to a report released by The Commission on Legislative, Judicial and Executive Compensation, judges and lawmakers in the state Senate and Assembly will not be receiving raises due to losses from the coronavirus pandemic.
“Granting raises to public servants is simply not possible at this time,” the commission wrote in the report.
The commission’s decision does not affect Cuomo’s raise, which was approved last year under a joint resolution by the state Senate and Assembly.
It must be nice to be king.
America was never that great, says Andrew, and neither is he.