Some Cayuga County legislators feel it’s about time they get a raise.
The base pay for a legislator is $10,100, and outgoing Legislator Terry Baxter said it’s been 15 or 16 years, at least, since the salary has changed. Baxter, who is wrapping up his term on the Legislature to take on the Moravia town supervisor post, brought the issue up at a Government Operations Committee meeting Wednesday night.
The committee was discussing pay raises for non-bargaining county positions, elected officials and officials appointed for a fixed term. Legislators are part-time at 30 hours a week.