Statement from Senate Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins on Legislative Pay Increases

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New York State Majority Leader Designate Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D-I-WF-District 35) of Yonkers serves the communities of Greenburgh and Scarsdale, and parts of Yonkers, White Plains, and New Rochelle. Photo by and courtesy of New York State Senate.

ALBANY, NY — December 6, 2018– “I recently discussed my views on salary increases with each of the legislative pay commission members, and I was clear that a raise for New York State legislators is appropriate following twenty years of no increases. For many years, the Senate Democratic Conference led the fight on ethics reforms against staunch Republican opposition, and forced a vote on our gold standard outside income bill modeled after Congress. That vote was unanimously supported by our conference members at the time. Now that we will be in the Majority, my Senate Democratic colleagues and I continue to support that legislation and expect to secure its passage in the upcoming Legislative Session.  We will also continue to advance other crucial reforms.”

eHeziStatement from Senate Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins on Legislative Pay Increases

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  1. I think you be at least $200k a year. Look at poor Shelley Mayer. She’s only making $80 a year as an assemblywoman. And don’t forget about the Yonkers Councilmen who don’t even qualify for a pension. Whose going to keep Mike Breen in chocolate chip cookies? How is Anthony Merante going to afford his codeine cough syrup? Look at Sabatino. He can’t even afford a decent haircut. He gets his haircut at the blind barber school in White Plains.

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