Assemblyman Todd Kaminsky should be ashamed of himself for sponsoring legislation that could increase his own salary as a state legislator from $79,500 to $174,000 a whopping 219% increase.
Worse yet, Kaminsky’s legislation would provide him and other state legislators regular cost-of-living adjustments without even requiring the Legislature to vote on these salary increases.
Also included in his proposed bill is a tax-payer funded campaign finance system with a 6:1 match ratio. (Every dollar raised by the candidate equals 6 dollars from the taxpayer.) New York City’s history with its public campaign finance system is fraught with fraud.
New York State taxpayers want honest, hardworking public servants who put the state’s best interest ahead of their own.
Todd Kaminsky’s legislation fails that test.