REJECTED: No raise for New York lawmakers

A call to raise the salary of New York state lawmakers has been rejected. Lawmakers now make $79,500 for what is technically a part-time job. Lawmakers haven’t seen a raise since 1999 but still make the third-highest legislative salary in the country.

Many lawmakers say their pay hasn’t kept up with the cost of living and doesn’t reflect the work they put in outside the six-month legislative session.

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