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NY seeks salary, compensation data from nonprofits

ALBANY (AP) — New York state is starting to seek data on salaries at nonprofit social service agencies that receive state funding and tax breaks while some of them are paying six-figure salaries.

The task force of Cuomo administration personnel and legislators seeks to evaluate how appropriate those salaries are compared to the agencies’ mission and if taxpayers are getting an adequate return.

Task Force Chairman Benjamin Lawsky says he expects most of the agencies carrying out health care and other services are fine. But he says he suspects there are “patches of outliers” where salaries may be out of whack.

Sen. Carl Marcellino says the review could result in new rules for compensation and some repayments.

Nonprofits provide health care, education and other services, often in low-income areas.