Common Cause/NY Supports Compensation Committee Recommendations

NEW YORK, NY (12/06/2018) (readMedia)-- Today, the Compensation Committee for statewide elected officials announced recommendations for pay increases for governor, state senators and assembly members and proposed a 15% cap on outside income and a ban on lulus.

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

"The Commission has done an excellent job of balancing the public interest against the very real need to raise lawmakers' pay. Common Cause/NY supports the commission's recommendations to tie any pay raise to a ban on lulus and a limit on outside income. The public needs to know that the people representing them are there to serve them only, and no one else."