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Taxes show Lt. Gov. Duffy pulled down over $260G in 2013

ALBANY -- Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy reported $191,231 in income for himself and his wife, Barbara, and another collected $70,255 in pension from his earlier career in the Rochester Police Department, where he was chief.

Duffy showed his 2013 tax return to reporters Tuesday as part of an Albany tradition for statewide officials. He doesn't collect a pension for his tenure as mayor of Rochester.

In seeking pension reforms that have driven up costs for taxpayers, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo who made Duffy his 2010 running mate once criticized judges and other public officials for “double dipping” of salary and pension.

Duffy had paid $9,919 in real estate taxes and donated $2,906 to charity, with another $3,085 worth of clothing and furniture to the Goodwill in Rochester.

The Democrat and his wife paid $48,565 in federal income taxes and $10,815 in state income taxes.


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