ALBANY – The New York state Senate and Assembly rejected Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposal mandating that judges work eight-hour days.
State Sen. John Bonacic, an Orange County Republican who chairs the chamber’s Judiciary committee, told the New York Law Journal that Cuomo’s proposal to have judges certify that their courtrooms stay open until 5 p.m. is a “diss” to all the judges.
“These are professional people, we shouldn’t treat them like schoolkids,” Bonacic said in an interview. “Their jobs are not easy, and we aren’t prepared to demean them in any way from the important work they do.”