Raises & Longevity Bonuses at the State House: Just So We’re Clear that the Sacrifice is Shared
Tip for the Governor and his budget staffers: here is one of a long list of spending items that needs to be addressed before you even think about jacking revenue, a.k.a., taxes. [Thanks to the Providence Journal’s Katherine Gregg, Philip Marcelo and Randal Edgar for picking up on and reporting this item.]
The salary paid Anzeveno, a former state representative from North Providence, has jumped by more than $30,000 since March 2010, from $132,010 at this time a year ago to $162,986 today.
Anzeveno’s administrative assistant Anastasia Custer was given a $10,901 raise that boosted her salary to $76,277, according to a salary report the legislative business office produced late last week in response to a Journal inquiry.
And they are not alone.
While legislative employees got the same 3-percent raise as other employees in January, many got thousands of dollars more.
Some qualified for the automatic “longevity” bonuses that all state workers get every five years or so.
Some got new job titles, such as Stephen Iannazzi, who went from a $37,986-a-year policy researcher last year to an $88,112-a-year special assistant to Senate Majority Leader Dominick Ruggerio. …