North Country state lawmakers scoff at raises

 

February 1, 2012


By CHRIS MORRIS - Staff Writer (cmorris@adirondackdailyenterprise.com), Adirondack Daily Enterprise


The three state lawmakers from the Tri-Lakes region say the idea of increasing pay for Legislature members is laughable.


Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver floated the idea last week. He noted that members of both the Senate and Assembly haven't received a pay increase since 1999. Each lawmaker gets a base salary of $79,500, although some receive additional stipends for leadership posts.


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