New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y.) will soon become the highest-paid governor in the nation as a pay raise is set to take effect come January.
The Democrat governor’s pay is going up by $25,000, bumping his salary from $225,000 to $250,000 all during a financial crisis in the state due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Just one month ago, Cuomo outlined the dire situation New York was seeing itself in due to reduced revenue amid numerous shutdowns in the state.
“New York state is already $50 billion in debt between state and local governments and they have not passed legislation on the state and local relief,” Gov. Cuomo stated. “If the state has a deficit and the local governments have a deficit, we can’t fund essential workers.”
The raise came via a joint resolution approved by the New York State Senate and assembly in the spring of 2019.