ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York officials say they will appeal a state judge's ruling against the $199,000 salary cap intended for executives at the Health Department's nonprofit contractors.
State Supreme Court Justice Thomas Feinman finds the department overstepped its authority and that the Legislature has rejected similar proposals.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo more than two years ago issued an executive order to limit administrative costs and executive pay at state-funded service providers, noting one chief executive was drawing a $2.2 million salary.
Melissa Grace, spokeswoman for the state Attorney General's Office, says they believe the decision is wrong and intend to appeal.
The lawsuit was brought by the Agencies for Children's Therapy Services, an association of 33 agencies in New York City and Long Island providing early intervention and special education services.