Poll: Voters want FT legislators, no outside pay

Posted at 5:51 PM, Feb 01, 2016

A new poll shows most New York voters say it's time for the state's 213 legislators to be considered full-time, with their current $79,500 base salary unchanged and earning outside income prohibited.

The Siena poll released Monday shows the overwhelming majority of voters, 89 percent, think corruption is a serious problem in Albany.

Two-thirds say it's a serious problem among legislators from their own area.

Several government reform advocates back curbing legislators' outside income as one way of addressing corruption and conflicts of interest.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has proposed limiting it to 15 percent of their state pay, similar to the limits on Congress.

The poll last week of 865 registered voters across the state has a margin of error of 4 percentage points.





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