NY legislators pass bill making them nation’s best-paid


              Sen. Brad Hoylman, D-New York, talks with reporters about legislation to approve a legislative pay raise and Gov. Hochul's nomination of Hector D. LaSalle, as the next Chief Judge of the New York State Court of Appeals during a special legislative session at the state Capito, Thursday, Dec. 22, 2022, in Albany, N.Y. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)
            
              Assemblyman Stephen Hawley, R-Albion, talks with reporters after debating legislation to approve a legislative pay raise during a special legislative session at the state Capitol, Thursday, Dec. 22, 2022, in Albany, N.Y. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)
            
              Assemblywoman Helene E. Weinstein, D-Brooklyn, debates legislation to approve a legislative pay raise during a special legislative session in the Assembly Chamber at the state Capitol, Thursday, Dec. 22, 2022, in Albany, N.Y. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)
            
              Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh, R- Ballston Spa, is seen debating legislation to approve a legislative pay raise during a special legislative session in the Assembly Chamber at the state Capitol, Thursday, Dec. 22, 2022, in Albany, N.Y. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)
            
              Assembly Majority Leader Crystal D. Peoples-Stokes, D- Buffalo, debates legislation to approve a legislative pay raise during a special legislative session in the Assembly Chamber at the state Capitol, Thursday, Dec. 22, 2022, in Albany, N.Y. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)
            
              Sen. Liz Krueger, D-New York, debates in favor of legislation to approve a legislative pay raise during a special legislative session in the Senate Chamber at the state Capitol Thursday, Dec. 22, 2022, in Albany, N.Y. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)
            
              Senator Deputy Majority Leader, Michael Gianaris, D-Astoria, debates legislation to approve a legislative pay raise during a special legislative session in the Senate Chamber at the state Capitol Thursday, Dec. 22, 2022, in Albany, N.Y. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)
            
              Sen. Andrew J. Lanza. R-Staten Island, right, debates legislation to approve a legislative pay raise during a special legislative session in the Senate Chamber at the state Capitol Thursday, Dec. 22, 2022, in Albany, N.Y. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)
            
              Assemblyman Andy Goodell, R-Jamestown, debates legislation to approve a legislative pay raise during a special legislative session in the Assembly Chamber at the state Capitol Thursday, Dec. 22, 2022, in Albany, N.Y. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)
            
              Assemblyman Edward P. Ra, R-Garden City debates legislation to approve a legislative pay raise during a special legislative session in the Assembly Chamber at the state Capitol Thursday, Dec. 22, 2022, in Albany, N.Y. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)
            
              Senate Majority Leader, Andrea Stewart-Cousins, D-Yonkers, talks to reporters about a legislative pay raise vote during a news conference at the state Capitol Thursday, Dec. 22, 2022, in Albany, N.Y.  New York legislators are set to give themselves a pay raise that would make them the nation's best-paid state lawmakers. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink).
            
              Members of the New York Assembly debate legislation to approve a legislative pay raise during a special legislative session in the Assembly Chamber at the state Capitol Thursday, Dec. 22, 2022, in Albany, N.Y. Just in time for Christmas, New York legislators are set to give themselves a nice holiday gift: a pay raise that would make them the nation's best-paid state lawmakers. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)