State Senate Democrat Opposes Own Pay Raise

Craig Johnson, a Democratic State Senator in a Republican marginally Democratic-leaning district in Nassau County, just issued this statement vowing to vote against a legislative pay raise, which Eliot Spitzer reportedly supports:

"With the softening economy, a looming state budget battle over the fate of our schools and our children, and the mountain of legislative work that this majority seems to have little interest in completing, I do not think it is appropriate, or prudent, to be considering a legislative pay raise at this time. I will vote against such a bill if it comes to the floor."

He, so far, is the first Democrat to come out against it.

State Senate Democrat Opposes Own Pay Raise