Weprin's Whippin' Up Wages
Answers to Council Staff?
So continuing on the theme of wages, we look again to The Crain's Insider, which last Thursday reported that Speaker candidate David Weprin pushed a bill through the Council that will raise the salaries of the surrogate court's public administrators by $32,000 to $123,000 a year.
Rumors were swirling that Weprin did this to curry favor with Democratic county leaders in order to gain their support for his candidacy (since the Surrogate is the last of the patronage mills). But when asked, Weprin said the salary increase was unrelated to his Speakership quest, and instead offered that the bill was recommended to him by Council staff, not county leaders.
Delusionally, Weprin appears to be under the impression that he works for Council staff; not for you, you tax-paying sugardaddies. Sorry suckas!
And btw, every single candidate for Speaker voted in favor of this bill - in case you were holding out any hopes.