Salary & Reimbursements
“Your salary for 2014 will be $660.06 per week, last year it was $647.12. In addition, pursuant to 32 V.S.A. § 1052(b), all members are entitled to an allowance for meals and, if they rent a room, for lodging. In addition, members who drive to the State House are entitled to reimbursement for mileage. The amounts are established by the federal government’s General Service Administration. For 2014 they will be:
• Meals: $61.00 per day (the same as last year).
• Lodging: $107.00 per night (an increase, last year it was $101.00).
• Mileage: 56.00 cents per mile (a decrease, last year it was 56.50 cents).”
If you live less than 50 miles from the Statehouse, like I do, your expenses are taxed. Over 50 miles and it’s a tax-free reimbursement. There are no other fringe benefits besides meals, lodging and gas. I commute so do not claim the lodging allowance except for a handful of nights at the end of session when floor debates and committees of conference go long into the night and I get a hotel room for the night.
After taxes, gross payments from salary and expenses deposited to my bank account over four and a half months (plus out-of-session time corresponding with constituents, drafting bills, doing homework, and campaigning) will come to around $15,000.00. I spend approximately $1,000 of this on gas driving approximately 90 miles each day that we’re in session.
As a general rule I do not solicit or accept donations or endorsements from special interests – even those I agree with!
Click here to see who contributed to my 2012 campaign and how much I raised:
2012 Campaign Donations
Click here to see my latest Campaign 2014 Financial Report:
2014 Campaign Donations (Updated 2014-08-18)