ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. 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 majors to $170,756 salaries, 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.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Comments (8)
  1. Abe Benesch says:

    Holy cow – I never had any idea these top cops made that much money. That is insane.

    Go get ’em Andrew. You seem like a decent person who can further his political career AND do the right thing.

  2. jaypee says:

    Andrew Cuomo is a good man and he will look into this injustice.

  3. The Truth says:

    Its called glorified welfare. They are not heros. Real heros are like the three people at Congresswpman Giffords unfortunate shooting. Also remember these lazy jerks will be getting a pension for life. These people are the most unamerican people there are. True socialist! Fire them and you can hire 5 in their place.

  4. rick says:

    When is enough enough,????

  5. Steve M. says:

    So I suppose not giving them a raise would have somehow saved 900 jobs?…..I think not…..Typical PC lunacy to equate menial state jobs with executive pay.

  6. Greg says:

    I am sure that this is just the tip of the iceberg. Hiow much more stuff goes on under our noses. They sure fire those cops who took the raises….

  7. Eunice Goldfarb says:

    We love you Andrew!!

    Cuomo for President in 2016 !!

  8. Edward Gill says:

    What a joke the cops are the robbers. The cops are the robbers.The cops are the robbers.The cops are the robbers.The cops are the robbers.The cops are the robbers.The cops are the robbers.The cops are the robbers.The cops are the robbers.

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