According to reports, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is the country’s highest-paid governor in history, with an annual salary of $225,000.
“With a $225,000 salary, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is the country’s highest paid governor. The next highest paid is California Gov. Gavin Newsom, who made $202,000 last year,” reported Forbes.
The scandal-embroiled governor was scheduled to make even more in 2021 — with a $25,000 raise to $250,000 per year — which would have completed a $71,000 (41 percent) pay increase over three years. “However, he opted not to take the extra $25,000,” noted Forbes.
While Cuomo chose not to take this portion of the larger raise, he did lobby Congress for a federally-funded bailout, with $23.5 billion of the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act going to New York State. As Forbes noted, this was $6 million more than Florida, despite Gov. DeSantis’ state having more residents than Cuomo’s.
Among the scandals facing Cuomo, the most recent involves criticism leveled