The New York Times reports:
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo reported earning $3.12 million last year from his memoir about leading New York during the coronavirus pandemic, according to figures obtained by The New York Times. State officials said his contract for the book also included another $2 million to be paid over the next two years.
The windfall payment, which dwarfed the governor’s salary of $225,000 last year, followed Mr. Cuomo’s rise to national prominence for televised news briefings during the pandemic’s uncertain early phase last spring, when New York was the nation’s epicenter.
Read the full article. Right wingers, predictably, are already howling on social media.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York is set to receive $5.1 million from his pandemic book deal, according to figures obtained by The New York Times, dwarfing his salary of $225,000. He is being investigated for using government resources to write it. https://t.co/4cDQDeDVSg
— The New York Times (@nytimes) May 17, 2021