1,800 local government employees made more than Gov. Cuomo’s $179,000 salary last year

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July 25, 2014

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Empire Center for Public Policy reports more than 1,800 local government employees outside of New York City have been paid more than Governor Andrew Cuomo's $179,000 salary in the past year. The report from the fiscally conservative group for the year ending March 31 shows 47 of the 50 highest-paid municipal employees working for police departments or sheriff's offices and each taking home more than $250,000.