WATCH TONIGHT on News10NBC at 11, from our news partner, News10NBC: If you're a state lawmaker in New York, you get paid well and get some nice perks. But did you know that, if a state lawmaker gets convicted of a crime, they still get access to a sweetheart deal? Tonight on News10NBC at 11, New York State Exposed has the list of convicted felons who took it.
We know that if you're a state lawmaker in New York, you get paid well and get some nice perks. But did you know that, if a state lawmaker gets convicted of a crime, they still get access to a sweetheart deal?
Tonight, New York State Exposed has the list of convicted felons who took it.
When a state lawmaker retires, gets voted out or gets booted out, he or she gets a fire-sale deal on something you paid for. It's a nice going-away perk in a state where a lot of people tell us they can't afford to retire.
Like Keith Meyer.
He's a disabled firefighter driving a school bus.
Keith Meyer, Greece: "You figure out the taxes with the income, it's not happening."
I shared with him information on the perk that lets state lawmakers can buy something that you paid for, for just pennies on the dollars.
Keith Meyer, Greece: I don't agree with them being able to buy my tax dollar property at such a discount.
It's one thing for state lawmakers who serve honorably. But this long standing practice is offered to lawmakers who break the law.
Blair Horner, NY Public Interest Research Group: It should be crystal clear that if you're a crook you shouldn't get any discounts no matter what your time of service is.
Tonight on News10NBC at 11, we're going to show you what the state lawmakers are buying, how much it's costing you to replace them and we're going to take you inside the office of Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich, who still uses what he bought every single day. He says it saved the people in Greece money.