New York lawmakers could be receiving a 29% pay raise in the new year after passing a measure to give it to themselves.
If Gov. Kathy Hochul signs the bill into law, then members of the state Assembly and Senate would begin receiving $142,000 annually effective Jan. 1. Hochul, earlier this month, expressed support for the increase.
That would also make New York state legislators the highest paid in the country, earning more than twice what the average household earns in the state.The Senate voted 33-23 to pass the bill just before 2 p.m Thursday. The Assembly followed suit with an […]