The Sleeze just keeps pouring out of Spitzer’s office:
December 12, 2007 — NY Post-ALBANY – A top state housing official – who is married to one of Gov. Spitzer ‘s close aides – is set to quietly receive a $46,000-a-year pay raise, The Post has learned.
Priscilla Almodovar, who since Jan. 25 has been CEO and president of the State of New York Mortgage Agency, the state Housing Finance Agency, and three other small housing agencies, is due to have the raise approved tomorrow by the board overseeing the agencies.
Almodovar is the wife of Spitzer’s handpicked insurance superintendent, Eric Dinallo, a close friend of the governor who served under him in the Attorney General’s Office.
The planned pay hike to $250,000 a year, up from her current $204,350, has angered some officials at the agencies who say it not only dwarfs the salary of her more experienced predecessor but also comes at a time when state lawmakers and judges have been so far unsuccessfully pushing for their own raises.
“This is a very bad precedent,” said a senior SONYMA official.
It’s amazing what Democrats can do when they put the taxpayer’s backs into it, isn’t it?