Oboy, look at this tough work schedule. Ya have to feel sorry for these guys, 53 days and they get a starting pay of $79,500 per year, per diem of $160 a day for each day they are in Albany. Each committee seat (which all have at least one) pays an additional $10 grand, if your a committee chair boost that up even more.
Then they spend the rest of their time fundraising for reelection and making sure their staff does what ever they can to make their bosses look good. The life of a NY Senator they say is the best job in the world, must be the same for an Assembly member.
Some members, as do congressman, sleep in their offices so they can save all that per diem money to supplement their income. Some travel there for no reason just to collect it. Pretty sickening for the most dysfunctional legislature in the country. So what ever you do, show some respect to these hard working “public servants”. After all they have to do exactly what their bosses want and YOU are NOT their bosses so remember that.
Assembly, Senate release 2013 calendar:
The New York state Assembly will be in session for 59 days in 2013 and the state Senate will be in session for 57 days, according to the legislative calendar released this week.
While the Senate will be in session on Jan. 8, the 2013 legislative session officially begins on Wednesday, Jan. 9 when Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivers his State of the State address.
The Assembly will be in session for seven days in January, seven days in February, 12 days in March and 11 days each in April, May and June.
The Senate will be in session eight days in January, six in February, 12 in March, eight in April, 12 in May and 11 in June.
The final day of the 2013 session is scheduled for Thursday, June 20.