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What America’s Governors Are Paid in Every State

45. Nebraska: Pete Ricketts (R)
> Salary: $105,000
> Present term: Jan. 2019 – Jan. 2023
> State tax collections: $2,658 per capita (22nd lowest)
> Statewide cost of living: 10.4% less than nat’l avg.
> State population: 1,929,268 (14th lowest)

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44. Wyoming: Mark Gordon (R)
> Salary: $105,000
> Present term: Jan. 2019 – Jan. 2023
> State tax collections: $2,847 per capita (23rd highest)
> Statewide cost of living: 4.8% less than nat’l avg.
> State population: 577,737 (the lowest)

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43. South Carolina: Henry McMaster (R)
> Salary: $106,078
> Present term: Jan. 2019 – Jan. 2023
> State tax collections: $1,956 per capita (5th lowest)
> Statewide cost of living: 9.6% less than nat’l avg.
> State population: 5,084,127 (23rd highest)

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42. New Mexico: Lujan Grisham (D)
> Salary: $110,000
> Present term: Jan. 2019 – Jan. 2023
> State tax collections: $2,766 per capita (25th lowest)
> Statewide cost of living: 6.7% less than nat’l avg.
> State population: 2,095,428 (15th lowest)

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41. South Dakota: Kristi Noem (R)
> Salary: $113,961
> Present term: Jan. 2019 – Jan. 2023
> State tax collections: $2,103 per capita (9th lowest)
> Statewide cost of living: 11.8% less than nat’l avg.
> State population: 882,235 (5th lowest)

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