Statement from State Sen. Mark Grisanti:
"I do not support a pay raise for members of the New York State Senate and Assembly, and I will not vote for any proposal that includes a pay increase.
"Over the last two years, we have made a good deal of progress in righting New York's fiscal ship. But much more remains to be done, and this is no time for the Legislature to be feathering its own nest.
"All over New York state, public employees are being asked to forego pay increases. Every family has had to tighten their belt. It would set a terrible example for elected officials not to do the same."