Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Dem Raise Craze II

Just hours after Council Democrats pushed through a surprise 50 percent, $5,000 raise for Council office appointee Vic Debonis, new Democrat District Attorney Rich McNally was up next, seeking a $5,000 raise for his first assistant. The $5,000 bump raises the first assistant's salary to $85,000.

McNally and Democrats in the Rensselaer County Legislature argued the raise is necessary, which is curious, since the first assistant has not even begun work in the DA's office. Even more curious is the fact that legislative Dems blasted raises given to other county employees during the adoption of the county budget.