Governor Cuomo Takes a 5 Percent Pay Cut

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It's a symbolic act meant to show that the government "will lead by example" — and perhaps part of an effort to preempt gripes by state employees whose salaries Andrew Cuomo intends to freeze. Cuomo will give up $8,950 of his $179,000 salary, or the cost of a single Sandra Lee tablescape. [City Room/NYT]