Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he has concerns about judges collecting a salary and a pension. So the courts are stopping it.
Cuomo told the Daily News on Tuesday that he has concerns that if the state increases the age a judge can retire from 7o t0 80, it would lead to more judges double dipping.
Soon after—like, in hours—the state Office of Court Administration said it won’t do it anymore. Any judge older than 70 wouldn’t be able to collect both.
It’s a sensitive time. The courts are hoping voters on Nov. 5 will agree to raise the age limit for state judges from 70 to 80.
A courts spokesman told the Associated Press that 14 judges out of more than 1,200 judges collect a salary and a pension.
Gannett’s Albany Bureau reported in 2011 that there were 17 double-dipping judges at the time.