Silver: Albany return likely, no talk of pay raises

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    The state Legislature likely will return to Albany after Election Day, the Assembly speaker said Tuesday – but mum is still the word on lawmakers’ pay raises.

   Legislators adjourned the 2012 regular session in June. Since then, there’s been plenty of talk that they will return after Election Day to vote themselves a raise for the first time in more than a decade.

   Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (D-Manhattan) confirmed that a return is likely though the agenda remains vague.

  “We still have some business to finish,” Silver told reporters outside the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. “I would hope we would be back some time after the election.”

  Silver listed housing and tax bills. He said there “has been no discussion” about a pay raise for lawmakers.


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