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Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver may seek a pay hike for members of the New York State Legislature before the year is out, today’s New York Post reports.  New York part-time lawmakers now make a base salary of $79,500 a year, plus $171 for every day in Albany and added stipends for leadership positions and committee chairmanships. The speaker’s own pay is $120,000 plus expenses.

As of 2011, New York’s legislative compensation was the third highest of any state. For details, see our Data Bank here.

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E.J. McMahon

Edmund J. McMahon is Empire Center's founder and a senior fellow.

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