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CJA's December 31, 2020 e-mail --
"Looking Back & Ahead: Selection, Correction, & Breaking News by original reporting not done by the Daily Caller's article 'Gov. Andrew Cuomo Says He Won't Take $25,000 Pay Raise' (Nov. 18, 2020, Marlo Safi)"


April 16, 2020
VIDEO -- Tow Center Report Launch -- Conservative Newswork

"Conservative Newswork -- A Report of the Values and Practices of Online Journalists on the Right"
Columbia Journalism Review -- March 31, 2020 (Anthony Nadler, A.J. Bauer, Magda Konieczna)

November 18, 2020
"Governor Andrew Cuomo Says He Won't Take $25,000 Pay Raise"
Daily Caller (Marlo Safi)

Nicole Hemmer



November 16, 2020  (4:37 pm)
updated November 18, 2020 (4:33 pm)
"NY legislators, judges won't get pay raises this year"
Democrat & Chronicle (Jon Campbell)
"Note: Since this story published, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he will forgo his planned raise in 2021 
and ask other statewide officials to do the same."

November 15, 2020 (4:37 pm)
updated November 18, 2020 (4:33 pm)
"Andrew Cuomo will get a raise in 2021, but lawmakers won't.  Here's why"
Democrat & Chronicle (Jon Campbell)

November 16, 2020
"Panel: No pay raises for Legislature, Cuomo, judges"
WXXI (Dan Clark)  WBFO  NCPR
"Cuomo is on track to earn $250,000 annually, a salary given to him by a previous commission
tasked with evaluating legislative and executive salaries.

November 16, 2020
"State commission denies judicial pay hike
amid NY's 'extremely precarious' financial outlook
Brooklyn Daily Eagle (David Brand)  Brooklyn Reporter

November 16, 2020 (5:16 pm)
"New York Judges, Governor, Legislature to forego pay raises"
Bloomberg Law (Keshia Klukey)

November 17, 2020  (4:34 pm)
"Gov. Cuomo to get a $25K raise despite $63 budget deficit"
New York Post (Bernadette Hogan)
"Gov. Andrew Cuomo will be getting a $25,000 pay raise in January 2021,
as the state faces a massive $63 billion budget deficit owed to revenue losses tied to the coronavirus pandemic.

Cuomo’s salary will jump from $225,000 to $250,000 on Jan. 1, 2021 — making him the highest paid governor in the nation.
uomo’s office did not return calls seeking comment on the pay hike."

November 17, 2020  (4:01 pm)
updated November 18, 2020 (9:48 am)
"Raises unlikely for NY judges, lawmakers, judges through 2024"

November 17, 2020 (10:42 pm)
"America's highest paid governor Andrew Cuomo will receive a 25K raise in January --
increasing his salary to $250K as New York braces for a budget deficit of 63B
Daily Mail (Megan Sheets)

November 17, 2020
"New York Dem Gov Cuomo to get pay raise despite state's $63B buget deficit"
FOX Business (Lucas Manfredi)
"New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will still receive a $25,000 pay raise in 2021,
despite the state's $63 billion deficit as a result of revenue losses tied to the coronavirus pandemic.
Cuomo's salary will jump from $225,000 to $250,000 on Jan. 1, 2021,
according to a resolution passed by the state Senate and Assembly in 2019, making him the highest-paid governor in the nation.
...Representatives for Gov. Cuomo and the Commission on Legislative, Judicial and Executive Compensation did not immediately return FOX Business' requests for comment."

November 18, 2020
"Cuomo to receive pay raise in 2021 as lower officials' salaries remain stagnant due to pandemic"
FOX News (Tyler Olson)

November 18, 2020 (4:31 pm)
"Andrew Cuomo says he will defer pay raise, ask others to do the same"
Democrat & Chronicle (Jon Campbell)

November 18, 2020 (4:14 pm)
"Cuomo to Skip $25K Raise With State Facing $16B Gap"
Bloomberg (Keshia Clukey)
"...Cuomo on Wednesday said he wouldn’t take the pay hike, following media reports 
that state lawmakers, judges and state workers would go without one."

November 18, 2020 (6:03 pm)
"Cuomo to forego pay raise amid balloning budget deficit"
New York Daily News (Dennis Slattery)

November 18, 2020 (8:58 pm)
"Cuomo to forego his $25,000 raise through executive order"
New York Post (Bernadette Hogan)

November 18, 2020
"Update: Cuomo says he won't take $25,000 pay raise as NY faces budget deficit"
Syracuse.com (Geoff Herbert)
"Update: Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday afternoon that he will not take a $25,000 pay raise in 2021.
From earlier:  ...But Cuomo will still get his raise in January, along with Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul,
whose salary will be $220,000 in 2021 — up from $151,000 in 2018. The Post reports NYS Attorney General Letitia James
and Comptroller Tom DiNapoli will also see their base pay raised at the start of the new year."

November 18, 2020
"NY Gov. Cuomo says he will not take $25,000 pay raise next year"
Syracuse.com (Geoff Herbert)

November 18, 2020
"Cuomo plans to defer scheduled $25,000 pay raise in 2021"
6News (WHAM staff)

November 18, 2020
$25,000 raise will make Cuomo highest paid governor in U.S."
Niagara Gazette (Joe Mahoney)

November 18, 2020
"Andrew Cuomo forgoes planned raise as $63B budget deficit looms"
Washington Times (Victor Morton)
"According to a report Wednesday in the New York Daily News, after a day of news reports over the raise,
Cuomo said at an Albany press conference that he would defer the pay raise."

November 18, 2020
"Cuomo will not accept pay raise next year amid state's fiscal uncertainty"
WNY360 (Kate Lisa)

November 19, 2020
"Governor, top officials deferring scheduled 2021 pay raises"
6News (Greg Floyd)

November 19, 2020
"Gov. Cuomo To Receive $25K Pay Raise Amid Pandemic"
Objectivist (Drewberquist.com (Jeremy Porter)

November 20, 2020
"State officials failed to lead on pay raises"
Daily Gazette (editorial)
"They should have deferred their raises months ago and set an example.
Instead, they waited to act until the spotlight was shining in their faces and the citizens were standing by with rubber hoses."

November 20, 2020
"Governor Cuomo's 'pay cut' is a cheap publicity stunt"
Left Voice (James Dennis Hoff)
"In a move that smacks of rank hypocrisy and condescension, Governor Cuomo announced on Wednesday — in the midst of a televised coronavirus briefing — that he would be foregoing his scheduled $25,000 raise for next year. The decision comes after several conservative news outlets, including the New York Post and Fox News, condemned the Governor’s expected pay increase in the face of a growing state deficit." 

November 22, 2020
"Paying the piper: Legislators shouldn't pocket salary hikes without foregoing outside pay"
Daily News (editorial)

November 27, 2020
"Fact Check: New York Gov Andrew Cuomo announced he would defer his annual raise"
USA Today (Devon Link)


1st to raise the pay raise issue
& to call upon Facebook-USA Today to "fact check" & report

CJA's June 4 - July 1, 2020 public corruption/grand jury complaints
Invoking 'The power of grand juries to inquire
into the wilful misconduct in office of public officers,
and to find indictments...',
pursuant to Article I, §6 of the New York State Constitution"

click here for:
Bringing In the Feds --
CJA's October 16, 2020 corruption complaint,
filed with the FBI, pursuant to instruction of the Office of U.S. Attorney
for the Northern District of New York Antoinette Bacon



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Compare:  November 27, 2019
"Total lack of accountability in state raises"
The Citizens' Voice -- Pennsylvania  (editorial) 






September 28, 2020
VIDEO -- "Partisan Media and the 2020 Election -- Redefining the Local News Crisis"

Michael Schudson/Professor of Journalism, Columbia Journalism School

Sue Cross/Executive Director & Ceo, Institute for Nonprofit News

Chris Fitzsimon/Director & Publisher, States Newsroom





October 21, 2020
"The Liberals Are Losing The Journalism Wars"
The New Republic  (Alex Pareene)




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