North Country state lawmakers scoff at raises

Betty Little

February 01, 2012

February 1, 2012

By CHRIS MORRIS - Staff Writer (, 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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