Governor Cuomo Shocked by New York State Trooper Pay Raises
Governor Andrew Cuomo says he was "shocked" to learn 28 top officers in the state police got raises of more than $20,000 last month as some 900 state workers were facing layoffs.
The new governor says he'll review the increases, which were requested by the police agency after a union agreement bumped some salaries to $170,756, topping executive staff pay.
The executive raises, first reported by WNYT television in Albany following a Freedom of Information Law request, boost staff inspectors to $173,756 yearly and the first deputy superintendent to $182,756.
Cuomo's office says Wednesday that Joseph D'Amico, who's nominated to become superintendent, would take a salary of $136,000 in the new job and forgo his pension from the New York City police department.