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Who pays and who doesn't in the RI Legislature March 8, 2009

Posted by truthspew in Uncategorized.
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ProJo has an interesting chart. It breaks down all representatives and senators and tells if they pay for their health coverage.

Let’s start with the liberal lions I know of in that body:

Rep. Edith Ajello – Pays 10% of coverage cost through payroll deduction
Rep. Amy Rice – Pays 10% of coverage cost through payroll deduction
Sen. Rhoda Perry – Pays 10% of coverage cost through payroll deduction
Rep. Arthur Handy – Pays 10% of coverage cost through payroll deduction
Rep. Frank Ferri – Declined coverage but took the waiver money.

Now lets look at the house leadership:
Speaker William Murphy – Pays 10% of coverage cost through payroll deduction
Rep. Gordon Fox – Pays 10% of coverage cost through payroll deduction
Finance Chair Steven Costantion – Pays nothing

In the Senate:
President M. Theresa Paiva-Weed – Pays 10% of coverage cost through payroll deduction

Sadly I’m not as up on the Senate leadership as I am on the House of Representatives. I do know that my Senator, Paul Jabour declined both coverage and the waiver payment.

Now, almost all those I’ve listed thus far, they’re democrats. Lets look at a few Republicans.

Rep. Robert Watson – Pays 10% of coverage cost through payroll deduction
Sen. Leo Blais – Pay’s nothing
Rep. Joseph Trillo – Pays 10% of coverage cost through payroll deduction

So it’s clearly not a Democrat vs. Republican thing. But interesting just the same.

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1. Dub Not Dubya - March 10, 2009

Frank Ferri told me that he donates the waiver money to a high school in his district. There was an article about it in the Warwick Beacon at the time he announced it, but they didn’t put it online.


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