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Re: Lower Pay Raises: Also: CityWide Task Force regains funding

Posted by Anna on August 05, 1999 at 11:42:40:

In Reply to: Lower Pay Raises For N.Y.C. Housing Court Judges posted by Mark Smith on August 05, 1999 at 00:55:08:

: The August 5th edition of the New York Law Journal has a story about the budgets for various courts, including the lower percentage increase of pay raises for New York City housing court judges. The story also reports increased funding for the City-Wide Task Force on Housing Court.


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Budget Is Very Good to the Courts

New York Law Journal
August 5, 1999


ALBANY - The State Legislature gave court officials virtually everything
they asked for in the budget it passed early yesterday morning, but it
gave a reduced pay raise of just 15.3 percent to the 40 judges of the
New York City Housing Court.

The Governor and Legislature removed the housing judges from a bill
that gave 21 percent raises to all 1,200 other judges in the state court
system in January, a step that was widely viewed as punishment for a
court that landlords complain is pro-tenant.
The spending plan provides $7.9 million for new initiatives, including the
phased-in hiring of 297 new employees, many of whom will be assigned
to family justice, domestic violence and housing areas. The full annual
cost of the new positions will exceed $27 million.
Assembly Democrats added $262,000 to the judiciary budget for the
City-Wide Task Force on Housing Court, which assists pro se tenants
in landlord-tenant cases.

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