From the Morning Memo:

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday evening vetoed legislation that would boost pension benefits for deputy sheriffs and county corrections officers, writing that legislators failed to fund the cost of the measure.

“I support our corrections officers and deputy sheriffs, and I recognize their important public safety responsibilities,” the veto message states. “However, I have repeatedly vetoed similar or identical bills because they offer additional pension benefits without any funding.”

If approved, the fixed costs for counties for retirement would be as much as 7 percent of a county’s ongoing payroll costs and account for $100 million in spending annually, Cuomo’s office said.

Cuomo called the increased costs a “substantial burden” on taxpayers and could risk an increase in property taxes.