The Democrat who ran against Republican Legis. Peter Schmitt of Massapequa last year has some thoughts here on Schmitt’s $32,000 pay raise.
John Rennhack called the pay raises for Schmitt, now the presiding officer, and his chief deputy, Legis. John Ciotti of North Valley Stream, a “sneaky move Schmitt and his partners in crime pulled on Monday.”
Rennhack’s Web site also has some interesting commentary from Schmitt about pay raises three years when they were proposed by Democrats.
For Newsday's coverage, see here.