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.