Assembly Speaker Heastie Says Lawmakers Should Get Pay Raise

Carl Heastie

As State lawmakers begin their 2019 session today, the question of a pay raise is still up in the air. 

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie has filed paperwork in state Supreme Court making an argument for the raise, but not for the limits on outside income. 

Heastie says the pay increase should stand, because the court recognized the authority of an almost identical committee that gave judges a raise in 2015. 

So if a judge finds the 15% outside income cap unenforceable, Heastie says the raises should still go through without it.

Photo: WNYT


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