State Lawmakers Move To Give Themselves More Money

Albany, N.Y. - State legislators are looking into giving themselves a pay raise.

A commission met for the first time in Albany yesterday to start debating the issue.  

Right now, the base pay for Senate and Assembly members is $79,500 a year.  That salary was set back in 1998.  Lawmakers also get money for travel or if they lead a committee.  

Any agreement on a pay bump has to be approved by the end of the year.  That's because lawmakers can't give themselves one during their next two-year term.

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