Governor Andrew Cuomo will become the nation's highest paid governor, thanks to a pay raise approved by lawmakers as part of the new state budget.
The Democrat-led Senate and Assembly voted early Monday morning to gradually increase his from the current $179,000 to $250,000 on January 1, 2021.
Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul's compensation will go up too, from $151,500 to $220,000 in 2021.
The increases were recommended by a state pay commission last year, but required legislative approval.
Lawmakers received their first pay increase in nearly two decades in January, when their base salary went from $79,500 to $110,000. Their pay will ultimately rise to $130,000 in 2021.
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