By Katherine Gregg
Journal State House Bureau
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The latest round of lobbyist filings has drawn attention to the Senate Majority Leader Dominick Ruggerio's $190,246 compensation package from an arm of the Laborers International Union of North America.
But the filing with the secretary of state's office does not differentiate between his salary and benefits.
Here's a breakdown of Ruggerio's wages and benefits last year as the Providence based administrator of the New England Laborers Labor-Management Cooperative Trust, according to the Senate press office:
Salary, $140,922.76; cell phone: $1,459.52; benefits: $35,545.91; auto lease: $7,444.56; gasoline, $2,912.91 and insurance, $1,961.
Ruggerio's pay and benefits were reflected in a filing by his employer under a state law, which requires a private corporation, public employee union or other interest group that employs a legislative lobbyist to disclose anything of value given a lawmaker.