Here we go again. The annual debate over legislative pay in Albany. A poll will show overwhelming opposition and the Governor will go along this year but not next year.
The Governor is complaining that his senior staff is "upside down" in relation to subordinates who get raises and step increases and now make more than the commissioners.
Is representing the people a job ? Well, yes it is and its one you have to renew every two years.
Should a Senator make significantly less than someone handing out meds in a state hospital ?
Should we continue to mask higher pay in hidden lulus and per diems ?
Should we only elect lawyers who easily have the ability to earn money on the side ?
Do we even want representation of any kind or can we just let the "professionals" run government on our behalf ?
All interesting questions as we begin this annual dance in Albany.
Cuomo would OK pay raise this year, not during his re-election year - NYPOST.com