Governor Cuomo is using legislative pay as a carrot to get other reforms passed including cutting of a long standing extra stipend for lawmakers...They currently get a per diem for every day they are in session, and Mr. Cuomo reportedly wants to get rid of that.
He also wants changes to the Triborough Amendment, an aspect of state labor law favoring unions in their dealings with local government.
Nothing is perfect in Albany, but this governor seems adept at working the Legislature for getting at least some of what he wants.
We hope his skills continue, as there is no shortage of changes needed.
Cuomo links legislative pay hike to spending, union reforms - NYPOST.com