Governor Cuomo to become highest paid US governor

x (Do not use) Local News - - -

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 14: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks during a press conference at his Midtown Manhattan office, September 14, 2018 in New York City. Cuomo discussed his primary night election victory as well as a range of other topics. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) – New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will become the nation’s highest paid governor thanks to a pay raise approved by lawmakers as part of the new state budget.

The Democrat-led Senate and Assembly voted early Monday to gradually increase the Democratic executive’s salary from the current $179,000 to $250,000 on Jan. 1, 2021.

Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul’s compensation will go up too, from $151,500 to $220,000 in 2021.

The increases were recommended by a state pay commission last year but required legislative approval.

The last time salaries for the governor and lieutenant governor were increased was 1999.

Lawmakers received their first pay increase in nearly two decades in January, when their base salary went from $79,500 to $110,00. Their pay will ultimately rise to $130,000 in 2021.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

41
Days
16
Hours
30
Minutes
06
Seconds

Mobile Apps DMB_1503428499636.png

Trending Now