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Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo made a splash in January 2012 when he announced a cap on executive salaries at nonprofit organizations that provide services to the state.

Two years later, a Supreme Court judge in Nassau County threw out Cuomo’s salary-cap regulations. Judge Thomas Feinman agreed with claims by Nassau-based Agencies for Children’s Therapy Services Inc. that the administration overstepped its authority.

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Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who represented Cuomo, has said he will appeal. The Civil Service Employees Association, New York’s largest public-employee union, said Feinman’s ruling “defies common sense.”

Cuomo proposed a school superintendents’ salary cap in 2011 that was later dropped.