On Monday, the state Commission on Legislative, Judicial, & Executive Compensation held its first meeting. The Commission is tasked with examining, evaluating and making recommendations with respect to compensation for state legislators and state officials.

The seven commissioners agreed to hold a public hearing in New York City on March 10, in Albany on March 23, and in Syracuse sometime in April, at an uncertain future date. The Commission’s report is due by November 15.  If the Commission recommends salary increases, they would take effect in January 2017.

Last year, the Commission recommended a pay increase for the state’s judges over the next four years.