Local

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.

More Local Headlines

in Local

Obama signs New York state disaster declaration

Photo by Shelly Covert

In response to last month's blockbuster storm that dumped more than 7 feet of snow in the Buffalo area.

in Local

City to use state money for upgrades at Ithaca Falls

Flooding

$97,500 award will help create overlooks, better walkways for visitors to waterfall location off Lake Street

in Local

Police shutter Albany-area home where 5-year-old was killed

Crime 3

Home west of Albany had number of code violations; 19-year-old Tiffany VanAlstyne charged with murder

in Local

Police: Man died from loss of blood after Cortland stabbing

CortlandPolice

Police say stabbing victim died from loss of blood following Saturday incident

in Local

State lawmakers call for bulletproof glass in all New York police cars

state leg

Group of four Republican lawmakers have called for idea to be phased in; call follows killing of two NYPD officers Saturday