New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) is reportedly the highest-paid governor in history despite multiple scandals, and rakes in $225,000 annually, according to Fox Business.
Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-CA) came in second with a 2020 salary of $202,000, the report further noted, citing Open The Books.
Cuomo was scheduled to receive a $25,000 raise this year bringing his salary to $250,000, but he deferred it.
The $25,000 increase, which would have taken effect at the beginning of this year, was part an overall increase of $71,000 to occur over a three-year period, Open the books pointed out.
Meanwhile, New York Attorney General Letitia James (D) recently received authority to investigate whether Cuomo misused state resources in writing his book about how he handled the coronavirus pandemic.
“The development is the latest headache [for] Cuomo, who faces twin investigations over his handling of nursing home data during the pandemic and allegations of