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NY lawmakers poised to vote on record raises Thursday

Dec 21, 2022 12:45 am

Mid-Hudson News reports that leaders in the state Assembly and Senate are about to add $32,000 to their annual pay as part-time lawmakers. Under the proposal, compensation would increase from $110,000 per year for all senators and assembly members to $142,000 as of January 1, 2023. This pay hike would make New York lawmakers the highest paid in the country. Both houses will vote on the raises during a special session on Dec. 22. The lawmakers also receive health and pension benefits. A restriction on outside income for lawmakers is effective January 1, 2023. A previously approved salary increase was supposed to have taken legislators' salaries to $130,000 in 2021, but it was invalidated by a judge. The pending plan far exceeds anything previously scheduled. New York lawmakers also receive per diems and travel reimbursements for each trip they make to Albany. Read the full story at Mid-HudsonNews [dot] com.

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