In an announcement that prompted cries of outrage from judges, New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer said Friday the budget agreement he negotiated with the state Legislature does not contain money for the judicial pay raises he proposed in January, nor allow for the creation of a commission proposed by Chief Judge Judith S. Kaye to set future increases. One justice said judges are "extraordinarily upset ... over the failure to secure simple justice for themselves -- namely a pay raise after waiting eight years."
N.Y. Judges' Raises out of Budget After Last-Minute Bargaining
New York Law Journal
April 3, 2007