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What America’s Governors Are Paid in Every State

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30. New Hampshire: Chris Sununu (R)
> Salary: $134,581
> Present term: Jan. 2019 – Jan. 2021
> State tax collections: $1,859 per capita (2nd lowest)
> Statewide cost of living: 5.8% more than nat’l avg.
> State population: 1,356,458 (10th lowest)

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29. Idaho: Brad Little (R)
> Salary: $138,302
> Present term: Jan. 2019 – Jan. 2023
> State tax collections: $2,627 per capita (21st lowest)
> Statewide cost of living: 7.0% less than nat’l avg.
> State population: 1,754,208 (12th lowest)

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28. North Carolina: Roy Cooper (D)
> Salary: $144,349
> Present term: Jan. 2017 – Jan. 2021
> State tax collections: $2,614 per capita (19th lowest)
> Statewide cost of living: 8.7% less than nat’l avg.
> State population: 10,383,620 (9th highest)

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27. Alaska: Mike Dunleavy (R)
> Salary: $145,000
> Present term: Dec. 2018 – Dec. 2022
> State tax collections: $1,608 per capita (the lowest)
> Statewide cost of living: 4.4% more than nat’l avg.
> State population: 737,438 (3rd lowest)

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26. Rhode Island: Gina Raimondo (D)
> Salary: $145,755
> Present term: Jan. 2019 – Jan. 2023
> State tax collections: $3,083 per capita (17th highest)
> Statewide cost of living: 1.4% less than nat’l avg.
> State population: 1,057,315 (7th lowest)

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