(originally posted to Vermont Watch, here)
Received the following information from a legislative council staff member this morning in response to an inquiry of mine from earlier this month that included questions concerning legislative pay and the like for members of the Vermont Legislature:
Member’s 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
- Lodging: $107.00 per night
- Mileage: 56.00 cents per mile
During the interim members may receive $118 per day for their salary, and actual expenses.
The Speaker of the House and President Pro Tempore of the Senate, receive $730.66 per week during the session, and a Biweekly Salary of $434.47 annually.