Judge Strikes Down Outside Income Ban for NY Lawmakers, Upholds Salary Hike | New York Law Journal

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A state judge in Albany has struck down a cap on outside income for members of the Legislature promulgated by a committee last year as a trade-off for a raise of about $50,000 over three years for those officials.

But Albany County Supreme Court Justice Richard Platkin upheld the pay hike in his decision handed down Thursday, which conflicts with a different ruling on the matter from June.

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The two differing opinions, both handed down by state judges in Albany, will effectively set up arguments on the issue to be evaluated by the Appellate Division, Third Department sometime in the near future.

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