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Report shows state lawmakers real annual income

State legislators are not suffering when it comes to salary even though they technically work part-time, raking in close to $80,000 for their part-time legislator jobs, but in reality they’re making much more.

A study by the New York Public Interest Research Group shows members of the state Assembly and Senate brought up between $178,000 and $237,000 last year on average.

NYPIRG’s Bill Mahoney believes the data should be a catalyst for dialogue in questioning a lawmaker’s dedication to constituents.

Mahoney says the report could suggest having money makes it easier to get elected into office.

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