December 16, 2014

Statement from Speaker Silver Regarding Ethics Reforms and Pay Raise Negotiations

As I have often said, I believe members of the Legislature work hard and deserve a pay raise. It has been reported that a roadblock to a potential deal for a pay raise has been the Legislature's unwillingness to pass public campaign finance reform and close the LLC loophole. It should be noted that the Assembly Majority, in fact, supports both measures and has passed a bill to accomplish this several times, including this past session. We stand ready to do so once again.