NY proposal would limit outside income for lawmakers

[anvplayer video=”5041559″ station=”998131″]

ALBANY, N.Y. (WHEC)— A state proposal would limit how much outside income elected officials in New York could make.

The proposal from state Senator Liz Krueger, a Democrat, comes after Gov, Andrew Cuomo got paid more than $5 million for his pandemic book deal.

The measure would limit outside income earned by statewide officeholders and legislators to 15% of their public salary. The bill is modeled after the federal law limiting outside income that can be earned by members of Congress.

Cuomo is currently being investigated over claims he used government resources to write his book, among other controversies.