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.