New rule prevents 'double dipping' for state judges
Posted at: 10/17/2013 4:23 PM
| Updated at: 10/17/2013 4:28 PM
By: WNYT Staff
State judges who work past 70 can no longer get a pension on top of their salary.
Fourteen of New York State's 1,200 judges currently collect both – mostly because they retired from one court and were elected to another.
The rule from New York Judicial Officials comes weeks before voters decide on a referendum changing age limit for state judges from 70 to 80.
The referendum would increase the current limit of two-year term extensions from two to five.