NY Pols Pushing for Pay Raises — For Themselves

Posted by on Nov 05, 2012 at 7:30 am

This should go over well with all the new homeless in the wake of Sandy. We didn’t think it was possible to be any more out of touch than Michael Bloomberg, but Andrew Cuomo just may be.

Gov. Cuomo and legislators are still pushing for a pay raise for lawmakers — even in the midst of Hurricane Sandy’s devastation, The Post has learned.

And the salary increase may be secured in a post-election special legislative session that’s supposed to deal with hurricane-relief issues, sources said.

The pay raise will be harder to justify because of Sandy’s impact on the region — including more than 100,000 homes damaged — but Cuomo and the leaders plan to push for it anyway, the sources said.

“It’s harder now after Sandy, but it’s still a possibility,’’ said a source close to the Cuomo administration and the legislative leaders.

Sure, it’s harder now, so just do it in the middle of the night when nobody’s paying any attention.

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