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Saturday, February 6, 2016
City Council Votes to Give Themselves a 32% Pay Raise
"Less than 24 hours after two police officers who'd gotten 1% raises from the city were shot in a Bronx housing project, the City Council voted overwhelmingly Friday to grant themselves a 32% pay hike.
"The move will raise their salaries from a robust $112,500 a year base to a whopping $148,500.
"Forty members voted for the raises, and just seven — including the three sole Republicans in the Council — voted against the huge hikes.
"City Council Minority Leader Steven Matteo, in a statement, said the Republicans didn't support it because it went above the recommendations of the pay raise commission Mayor de Blasio convened. That commission called for raises that would bring their salaries $138,315."
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