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Editorial: Big money follows the powerful

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Last year, state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was paid between $650,000 and $750,000 by the Manhattan law firm Weitz & Luxenberg to serve as one of its of its attorneys. Let’s assume Silver bills by the hour, as most attorneys do. At a pay rate of $500 an hour, that would work out to between 1,300 and 1,500 billable hours a year, or about four hours a day of legal work for every day of ...

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July 5, 2014
8:02 p.m.

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Hitting the nail right on the head- we need more of this exposure so citizens wake up and start voting for real reformers- starting with term limits and requiring full Time Senate and Assembly for their high enough pay- with no jobs or consulting on this side allowed.