New York state judges’ pay has traditionally increased at the same time state legislators get raises, and the state Senate will not break the linkage this year, Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno said Tuesday.

Bruno was reacting to New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer’s comment Monday that while a commission proposed by Chief Judge Judith S. Kaye to set future salary increases for judges, legislators and top state officials is a “principled and wise idea,” the governor was not averse to a pay hike bill strictly covering state court judges.