Friday, December 9, 2016

Special session could address pay raises for New York Legislature

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- If state legislators want to give themselves a raise next year, they'll have to hold a special session in Albany by the end of this year.
They haven't gotten a raise since 1999.
New York State legislators make $79,500 a year for the part-time job where they're allowed to earn outside income.
If there is a special session, Governor Andrew Cuomo has asked lawmakers to address many issues beyond the potential raise. They include a hate crimes task force, term limits, ethics reform, and funding to help the homeless. Read full story here 

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