Nothing makes for easier copy than a story about legislative pay raises, although last year when our own Council voted itself a raise through an obscure supplemental budget resolution last July 1st, no one noticed.
In Albany, they are once again discussing legislative pay, which they routinely back off on, even though there are many, many public employees making way more than our Senators or Members of Assembly.
It's easy to get worked up over and say they are overpaid, and then pay somebody twice as much to hand out meds at a psyc hospital, or collect tolls at a bridge.
Elected positions are in most cases jobs....with expectations and the chance of losing it for non performance. Our Governor, no matter what you think of him personally, makes less than most school superintendents, and way less than the SUNY and CUNY royalty.