February 23, 2010

Statement From Speaker Silver Regarding Court Of Appeals Decision On Judicial Pay

Today's decision by the Court of Appeals regarding judicial pay recognizes that the Legislature retains the constitutional and statutory power to determine judicial compensation. Further, the decision does not mandate any action by the Legislature at this time.

I have said in the past and I continue to believe that judicial salaries in New York State should be increased. The Assembly will consider this matter when economic conditions improve.