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The celebration is sure to be muted, but New York lawmakers are set to get their first pay increase in 20 years. A compensation committee voted unanimously to phase in the raise over three years beginning Jan. 1, when Senate and House members' annual base pay will rise from $79,500 to $110,000. Salaries increase to $120,000 in January 2020 and $130,000 in January 2021. Although most see the boost as overdue--the panel's vote was based partly on research of legislator pay in other states--the plan has its critics...

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