- Associated Press - Monday, December 1, 2014

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - It appears less and less likely that New York lawmakers will call a special session this month to consider giving themselves a pay raise.

Top lawmakers had floated the idea of convening a lame-duck session before the end of the year. Lawmakers now make $79,500 for their part-time work. They haven’t seen a pay increase in 14 years.

Other topics mentioned as potential issues include a minimum wage increase, financial aid for students in the country illegally and disaster assistance for Buffalo following last month’s snowstorm.

If called, a special session would likely be in the first half of the month before the holidays.

Spokespeople for legislative leaders say there have been no formal talks about calling lawmakers back into session.

The Legislature will start its 2015 session in January.

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