Karl S. Essler, senior counsel in Bond Schoeneck & King PLLC’s Rochester office, has been appointed to the Appellate Division, Fourth Department, Independent Judicial Election Qualification Commission for the Seventh Judicial District. The commissions are a newly established statewide network ...Read More »
State Supreme Court Justice Eugene M. Fahey, who sits on the Appellate Division, Fourth Department, is among seven candidates being recommended to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo for selection to fill an upcoming vacancy on the state’s highest court. Justice Fahey ...Read More »
ALBANY — New York’s Senate Republicans aren’t wavering in their opposition to using taxpayer money to fund statewide election campaigns even after a commission probing corruption said that step would limit the power of money in politics. Meanwhile, Democrats and ...
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A commission is being set up to examine the Police Civilian Review Board. Its formation was announced Monday by City Councilman Adam McFadden, chair of the City Council Public Safety, Youth and Recreation Committee, and Rochester Police Chief James Sheppard, who will co-chair the commission.Read More »
Pay raises of 41 to 61 percent for New York judges are being considered by a special committee. Two members of the Special Commission on Judicial Compensation agree significant increases should be recommended to the state Legislature to take effect April 1 and end 13 years of no salary hikes.Read More »
A 41 percent pay increase for the state’s judges is being recommended by Chief Administrative Judge Ann Pfau. Her recommendation, on behalf of the judiciary, would restore the purchasing power of judges to the level their salaries had in 1999, the last time they received a pay hike.Read More »