Raia Moves To Cap Government Employees’ Pay

Assemblyman introduces bill that would limit pay of state employees
February 28, 2011

Assemblyman Andrew Raia (R,I,C-East Northport) today announced that more has to be done to fix New York’s broken finances by capping the salaries of state-government employees. Governor Andrew Cuomo is supporting a $175,000 salary limit per school superintendent, but Assemblyman Raia wants to extend his cap to all those employed by New York State.

“It is my understanding that the governor intends to introduce legislation to cap superintendents’ salaries, but I believe we need to do more. Employees of the MTA and other bloated state agencies routinely make well over $179,000,” said Raia.

Over 31 percent of superintendents make over $179,000 annually, but they aren’t the only problem in New York. Raia’s bill would limit the salaries of all government employees to $179,000, which is the yearly salary for the governor.

“I find it hard to believe that any government employee can argue that they have a tougher job than the governor of the state of New York,” said Raia.