Cuomo: Legislature Pay Hike, Other Deals Brewing

On the campaign trail, Senate and Assembly incumbents aren't talking about the open secret that a salary increase is planned after the elections

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    Gov. Andrew Cuomo

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo says an expected post-election session for the Legislature to raise lawmakers' pay will need to include other issues, including raising the minimum wage.
     
    On the campaign trail, Senate and Assembly incumbents aren't talking about the open secret that a salary increase is planned after the elections. State law prohibits a sitting Legislature from raising its own pay, but any pay increase approved before Dec. 31 will be effective for lawmakers beginning Jan. 1.

      Cuomo says Tuesday he understands that the Senate and Assembly are interested in getting raises. But the governor says he wants the special session to take up increasing the minimum wage and placing some restrictions on the stop-and-frisk practices of police.

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