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Nassau's GOP P.O. ups pay for self, aides, top Dem

New Republican legislative leader Peter Schmitt has been at it a couple of weeks already as presiding officer. So it's time for a raise.

The rationale: Nassau is behind other jurisdictions in these compensations.

Just cllick here for the details -- including Schmitt's side of the story.

Good thing voters threw out those tax-and-spend Democrats.

UPDATE: Minority leader Diane Yatauro's office just sent this along:

"Yatauro (D-Glen Cove) and her fellow legislators will be joined by members of responsible government groups to denounce the 100% raise that Presiding Officer Peter Schmitt gave to himself yesterday at the first full session of the legislature. Legislators and advocates will be calling for the raises to be halted immediately."

That's due to happen at 10:30 a.m. in the Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building.



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