Category Archives: Media Coverage

Judge allows pay raises, outside income for NY lawmakers

New York Post | June 7, 2019 | Bernadette Hogan
In a victory for lawmakers, a state judge issued a ruling Friday that upholds legislative pay hikes that took effect in January while striking down restrictions on outside income — thus allowing them to keep their outside gigs.

NY Lawmakers Challenge Limit on Outside Income

Courthouse News Service | April 1, 2019 | Nick Rummell
Despite being among the highest paid state legislators in the country, 11 Republican New York lawmakers Friday to overturn a new rule restricting how much money they can earn in outside income.

EDITORIAL: No Limits on Albany’s Gall

New York Times | January 12, 2019
To keep a legislative pay increase but lose new restrictions on lawmakers’ outside income, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie is piggybacking onto a lawsuit by a conservative legal group that is seeking to overturn the raise.

Lawmaker pay raises put on hold

News10 | January 11, 2019
A judge in Albany heard the first arguments regarding the lawsuit against the state regarding the pay commission’s decision to raise lawmakers salaries but also block outside income.