Monday, October 29, 2007

Time for Full-Time Legislators?

The Politicker has this quote from NYC Council candidate Bob Zuckerman, arguing that councilmembers should quit any second jobs:
If you're getting paid the kind of salary that a Councilman is getting paid--which for many of them, because they're committee chairs, is over $100,000--you should be focusing 100 percent of your time and energy serving your constituents.
Despite its third-in-the-nation salary, New York's state legislature considers itself part time, and many members hold side jobs. Next time the issue of raises for legislators comes up, it may be time to rethink this.

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