While numerous members of the General Assembly turned down a pay raise this year, one state representative is turning down his legislator's salary completely. According to RI Future, Representative Scott Guthrie (D-Dist. 28, Coventry), who has served in the House since 2008 turned down his $13,962 State House stipend entirely.
Guthrie, a retired North Kingstown firefighter, 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 North Kingstown legislators Rep. Doreen Costa and Senator James Sheehan Click here for a full list of legislators who decline state health insurance and "waiver bonuses".