Legislature are planning a sneak attack on the taxpayers with special (after the election) session to pass secret undeserved pay raise …….. hoping voters will forget in 2 years.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday that he wants ethics and campaign finance reforms on the table if legislators are going to come back to Albany before the first of the year to seek a pay raise.
“I’m interested in campaign finance reforms, public finance,” he said. “Additional ethics, rules on how your outside income is earned, who your clients are, etc. So I’m interested in pursuing those items. The Legislature is interested in increasing their pay, which frankly you could make the case for. … The pay structure of our agencies is upside down because there haven’t been adjustments to pay.”
Cuomo said he hasn’t had discussion with leaders about how much a pay raise would be worth. The likely ideas that have been floated are an increase from the current $79,500 salary to something near or more than $100,000 or to levels above that of New York City’s Council (more than $100,000).