New York state lawmakers are getting a major pay raise!
State senators and Assembly members will see their salary increase by $50,500, bringing them from $79,500 to $130,000 a year. They have received their first bump to $110,000, but there’s a caveat if they want the rest of the money – a new 15 percent cap on outside income starting in 2020.
State legislating was previously considered a part-time gig, now it’s highway robbery!
Assemblyman Michael Fitzpatrick has even filed a lawsuit arguing that the commission doesn’t have the legal authority to set salary.
Many rake in tens or even hundreds of thousands of extra dollars a year from their other jobs.