ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Just in time for Christmas, New York legislators returned to the state capital Thursday to give themselves a nice holiday gift: a pay raise that would make them the nation’s best-paid state lawmakers.

Members of the state Assembly and Senate would make a base salary of $142,000 under a bill they passed during a special session, a 29% raise over their salary of $110,000.

That would send them racing ahead of state lawmakers in California, who are now the nation’s best-paid legislators with a yearly base pay of about $119,000, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

Bill would give New York the nation’s best-paid legislature (

And that does not include bribes, kickbacks and stock tips. And now you know why Liberal states legislate the way they do: The Constitution does not pay cash.

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By Miguel.GFZ

Semi-retired like Vito Corleone before the heart attack. Consiglieri to J.Kb and AWA. I lived in a Gun Control Paradise: It sucked and got people killed. I do believe that Freedom scares the political elites.

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  1. Disgusting.
    And don’t get me started on how being a politician was not ever supposed to be a lifetime career by itself, but rather a period of public service after which one returned to one’s career.

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