Dan Edelman and Emma Vadehra Write Piece for City & State Calling for New York State Legislative Staffers to Make Living Wage – Next100
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Dan Edelman and Emma Vadehra Write Piece for City & State Calling for New York State Legislative Staffers to Make Living Wage

Higher pay would make public service more accessible to all communities in New York.

Next100 associate director Daniel Munczek Edelman and executive director Emma Vadehra wrote an op-ed for City & State on how New York State Governor Kathy Hochul, Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie should help create a more equitable, diverse, and better functioning state government by increasing the pay of the state legislature’s staffers. Dan and Emma write:

“This proposal isn’t just about paying bureaucrats a livable wage. It’s also about opening pathways into public service for people from all the communities that state government serves – and improving effectiveness and ethics in government.”

 

Read “State legislative staffers should make a living wage” here.

About the Authors

Daniel Edelman Building A Better Policy Sector

Daniel Munczek Edelman is the associate director of strategy and operations at Next100, a startup think tank for a new generation of policy leaders.

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Emma Vadehra Education + Early Years

Emma Vadehra is the executive director of Next100. She previously served as chief of staff at the U.S. Department of Education under Secretaries Arne Duncan and John B. King, Jr. and as senior education counsel for the late senator Edward M. Kennedy. She is an education policy wonk, an advocate for progressive policy change, and a believer in the next generation.

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