Cuomo cuts own salary by 5 percent

Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y.) announced today that he's taking a 5-percent pay cut, along with five top aides and Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy.Cuomo says he'll

WOODBURY - Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y.) announced today that he's taking a 5-percent pay cut, along with five top aides and Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy.

Cuomo says he'll return that portion of the $179,000 governor's salary to the state, which was set by law in 1999.

It amounts to $8,950.

Cuomo is also calling for a one-year wage freeze for state workers.

In addition, the new governor is pushing to cap property tax hikes, reduce the size of government and is calling for top officials to take ethics training.

Cuomo is scheduled to deliver his State of the State address on Wednesday at 1 p.m. News 12 Long Island and News12.com will carry the address LIVE.

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