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Judge rules NY lawmakers can earn outside income

August 30, 2019 12:50 PM

There's a new state Supreme Court ruling in favor of New York's lawmakers.

State Supreme Court Judge Richard Platkin ruled the lawmakers won't have to give up their outside income.

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This means legislators can continue to earn full salaries outside of their elected positions - and they'll receive the raise passed back in April, which is a bump from $79,000 to $110,000.

This is the second decision by a state judge tossing a ban on lawmakers' ability to earn outside incomes.

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