RI Future: Rep. Guthrie Refuses State House Stipend
Guthrie, a Coventry resident is the only member of the General Assembly who goes without the salary.
According to RI Future, Representative Scott Guthrie (D-Dist. 28, Coventry), who has served in the House since 2008, continues to not only decline raises to the current $13,962 State House stipend but also refuses the salary all together.
Guthrie has sponsored multiple bills during the last three sessions that, if passed, would have raised taxes for Rhode Island’s richest residents. He declined to comment to RI Future's Bob Plain as to why he does not take the pay.
Along with Guthrie, 18 additional state legislators forgo the position's health insurance, including Coventry Reps. Mike Chippendale (R-Dist. 40) and Lisa Tomasso (D-Dist. 29). Click here for a full list of legislators who decline state health insurance and "waiver bonuses".