From the NY Post:
State legislators won’t find a pay raise in their Christmas stocking this year.
Gov. Cuomo ruled out a raise for lawmakers, telling New York Public Radio yesterday that there won’t be a special legislative session before lawmakers’ current terms expire at the end of the month.
“That’s not going to happen this year,” he said, adding it wouldn’t be appropriate in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
Since legislators can’t approve raises for themselves in their current terms, lawmakers will be stuck with their $79,500 base salaries until 2015, at the earliest.
They haven’t gotten raises since 1999, although most lawmakers get bonuses for committee chairmanships and leadership positions.
State-agency heads, whose compensation is set by law, will also go without raises.
Many make tens of thousands of dollars less than their deputies, and Cuomo has argued that his agency chiefs should get more.
Friday, December 14, 2012
Better luck next year
Posted by Queens Crapper at 12:20 AM
Labels: albany, Andrew Cuomo, pay raise, State Assembly, State Senate
With NYS unemployment 9-10 % and 23 million citizens out of work in the U.S,including two men in my family, the politicians should not receive raises. there pay should be lowered. they are fortunate to have a job now.
They deserve a swift kick in the ass, out the door.
I've got a nice stocking stuffer for you Shelly...
a colorful banded Coral Snake...a snake for a snake!
STUFF IT where the sun don't shine!
Toby Ann will just have to settle for buying
the generic substitute for "Depends".
and less money for her North Flushing Senior Center.
Don't legislators get additional monetary allowance for every day legislature is in session?
THEY NEED TO BE TERM LIMITED............
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