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NY Controller To Withhold Senate Pay

Finally! NY State Controller Thomas DiNapoli has begun the process to withhold the pay of state Senators.
"I have a responsibility to taxpayers to safeguard their interests," DiNapoli said. "These are difficult fiscal times. The state needs leadership and action." DiNapoli's decision affects the pay period ending July 8. Payroll for 62 senators amounts to some $190,000, or $3,049 per senator, every two weeks. Paterson has already called for DiNapoli to withhold the pay of the do-nothing lawmakers.
A spokesman for Senate Democrats said, "We'll see him in court."

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