For the first time in two decades, New York State lawmakers will be getting a pay raise.
A four member panel of the state Compensation Committee voted Thursday to phase-in a pay raise for state lawmakers over a three-year period. Starting next month, legislators salaries will increase from 79-THOUSAND, 5-HUNDRED dollars to 110-THOUSAND dollars. The salaries will increase another 10-THOUSAND dollars in January of 2020 and 2021.
The pay raise will make New York lawmakers the highest paid state legislators in the country.