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Legislative Salaries Per State [How much does your legislator make?]
Empire Center for New York State Policy ^ | March 2007 | ECNYSP

Posted on 01/27/2010 10:30:42 AM PST by Rodebrecht

When it comes to legislative pay and per-member spending, state lawmakers in New York rank near the nation's top, according to the National Conference for State Legislatures.

A state-by-state breakdown shows New York lawmakers in 2007 were paid the third highest annual base salary at $79,500, according to the latest NCSL salary figures. Only lawmakers in California and Michigan were paid more.

New York's legislative budget, meanwhile, was the nation's third largest in 2004 and lawmakers from the Empire State also ranked fourth that year in spending per member, according to the latest NCSL data

(Excerpt) Read more at empirecenter.org ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: politics

1 posted on 01/27/2010 10:30:44 AM PST by Rodebrecht
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To: Rodebrecht
Now tell us about the extras they receive...ye old expense account.

Then there's that fat pension...

Then there's actual "work".

2 posted on 01/27/2010 10:35:53 AM PST by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: Rodebrecht

Notice that Michigan is the second highest paid in the Nation. And we have been in a recession for EVER.


3 posted on 01/27/2010 10:39:41 AM PST by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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To: Sacajaweau

Here in NJ, being a legislator is a part time “job” and many of these reps and senators have one or two other jobs, usually government or police. My state senator, for instance, is also a freeholder (county legislator/executive council) and the member of a steel workers’ union.


4 posted on 01/27/2010 10:44:24 AM PST by Rodebrecht (Democracy is the most vile form of government. -- James Madison)
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To: Rodebrecht

Pennsylvania $78,314 + medical + lease car + per diem.

And they don’t drive compacts.

I worked for a university and I know about “funny money”

The work they do can be done in a part time legislature.


5 posted on 01/27/2010 10:47:10 AM PST by franky8 (For the souls of the faithful departed.)
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To: Rodebrecht

New Hampshire...$200/two-year term, No per diem is paid. State reps do get their specialized car tags and priviledged parking around the Capitol building in Concord as no charge.


6 posted on 01/27/2010 10:50:12 AM PST by A_Tradition_Continues (formerly known as Politicalwit ...05/28/98...Ain't no Newbie!)
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To: Rodebrecht
You would think that with such “low” salaries there would be darn few people wanting to run for these state jobs. But the salaries don't tell the whole story. Perks my friends, Perks. Like the national congress in Washington District of Corruption, Perks plus a little graft and corruption and a state politico can be set for life after just a few years.
7 posted on 01/27/2010 10:54:23 AM PST by Tupelo
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To: A_Tradition_Continues

My father said many of them would sell their souls for a prime parking spot back when he was in. I’m planning on running for one of those $100/year jobs myself later this year.


8 posted on 01/27/2010 10:59:03 AM PST by Past Your Eyes (You don't have to be ignorant to be a Democrat...but if you are...so what?)
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To: Rodebrecht

And the City of Harrisburg, PA pols and their helpers in what amounts to part time administration has the following salaries:

$83,000
$81,000
$83,000
$55,000
$60,000
$40,000
$80,000

And the latest:

The expenses incurred and revenue lost because of the botched retrofit of Harrisburg’s trash incinerator has the city teetering on bankruptcy.

The roughly $300 million debt created by the project the Harrisburg Authority undertook about six years ago threatens higher taxes on businesses and residents.

Harrisburg like Washington DC has very low unemployment. Washington DC has 5%. Guess why?


9 posted on 01/27/2010 11:10:50 AM PST by franky8 (For the souls of the faithful departed.)
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To: Past Your Eyes
Good luck with your campaign! I'd recommend getting involved with the New Hampshire Liberty Alliance.
10 posted on 01/27/2010 11:30:34 AM PST by Rodebrecht (Democracy is the most vile form of government. -- James Madison)
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To: Rodebrecht

Thank you but I believe I will pass.


11 posted on 01/27/2010 4:23:05 PM PST by Past Your Eyes (You don't have to be ignorant to be a Democrat...but if you are...so what?)
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