Why is everyone acting surprised as the pay raises for DA's ? It was part of already passed state law and you can bet those running last year knew what they were in for and that's why there was opposition in the races. $183 K on its way to over 200 in a couple years.
These are good jobs for NNY lawyers. and for those who say there's a war on women, the DAs in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties are all women, including the now infamous Mary Rain.
What's also going up is pay for local judges including both city judges. These people have always been treated well. Back when the second city judge was one day a week , it still paid $30K with full benefits, although those details were never revealed because of public disdain for benefits for what they see as part time work.
Lawyers sure do take care of each other.