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What America’s Governors Are Paid in Every State

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5. Massachusetts: Charlie Baker (R)
> Salary: $185,000
> Present term: Jan. 2019 – Jan. 2023
> State tax collections: $4,012 per capita (7th highest)
> Statewide cost of living: 7.9% more than nat’l avg.
> State population: 6,902,149 (15th highest)

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4. Tennessee: Bill Lee (R)
> Salary: $194,112
> Present term: Jan. 2019 – Jan. 2023
> State tax collections: $2,069 per capita (8th lowest)
> Statewide cost of living: 9.6% less than nat’l avg.
> State population: 6,770,010 (16th highest)

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3. Pennsylvania: Tom Wolf (D)
> Salary: $194,850
> Present term: Jan. 2019 – Jan. 2023
> State tax collections: $2,956 per capita (19th highest)
> Statewide cost of living: 2.1% less than nat’l avg.
> State population: 12,807,060 (5th highest)

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2. New York: Andrew Cuomo (D)
> Salary: $200,000
> Present term: Jan. 2019 – Jan. 2023
> State tax collections: $4,014 per capita (6th highest)
> Statewide cost of living: 15.8% more than nat’l avg.
> State population: 19,542,209 (4th highest)

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1. California: Gavin Newsom (D)
> Salary: $201,680
> Present term: Jan. 2019 – Jan. 2023
> State tax collections: $3,936 per capita (8th highest)
> Statewide cost of living: 14.8% more than nat’l avg.
> State population: 39,557,045 (the highest)

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