Common Cause/NY Responds to Pay Commission's Non-Action

NEW YORK, NY (11/15/2016)(readMedia)-- Today the NYS Commission on Legislative, Judicial, and Executive Compensation convened and failed to discharge recommendations. There was neither a majority of support or opposition to approve a proposal and so the Commission adjourned without taking any action.

In response, Common Cause/NY Executive Director, Susan Lerner, released the following statement:

"No action is not an acceptable resolution. While we believe that any raise should be accompanied by a limit or ban on outside income, we also believe that the Commission must do its job and make a recommendation, just as the NYC Quadrennial Advisory Commission for the Review of Compensation Levels for Elected Officials did last year. Continued government disfunction is not functioning for New Yorkers."

In March, Common Cause/NY submitted testimony in support of legislative pay raises: