Tompkins County Legislators Approve 2% Pay Raise For Themselves
The Tompkins County legislature has voted to increase salaries for legislators; the raise will take effect in the 2014 – 2017 legislative term.
After more than an hour of discussion last night, lawmakers voted 9-6 in favor of a proposal to increase legislative salaries from $18,700 a year to $19,075; that’s an increase of $375.
The Legislature’s Budget committee had proposed increasing the salary from $18,700 to $20,000. That resolution failed for a lack of support.
Dryden legislator Mike Lane proposed the smaller 2% increase.
Cortland County Legislators are among the lowest paid in the state earning $6,000 per year.
In other action Tompkins lawmakers voted to re-elect Martha Robertson as chair of the legislature. Lane will serve as Vice Chair.