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.