Judges in New York to Get Raise of 27 Percent – NYTimes.com

A state commission decided on Friday to increase the pay of the more than 1,200 New York State judges by 27 percent over three years, ending a decade of battles in Albany and the courts, and giving judges their first raise in 12 years.


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The three commission members appointed by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomowere joined in voting for the proposal by the appointee of the Assembly speaker, Sheldon Silver, who, like the governor, is a Democrat. The two appointees of the state’s chief judge, Jonathan Lippman, opposed it as inadequate, as did the appointee of the leader of the State Senate, Dean G. Skelos, a Republican.
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The raises will go into effect next spring unless they are overruled or modified by legislation passed by both houses of the Legislature and signed by the governor.

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