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What America’s Governors Are Paid in Every State

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15. Hawaii: David Ige (D)
> Salary: $158,700
> Present term: Dec. 2018 – Dec. 2022
> State tax collections: $4,924 per capita (2nd highest)
> Statewide cost of living: 18.5% more than nat’l avg.
> State population: 1,420,491 (11th lowest)

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14. Michigan: Gretchen Whitmer (D)
> Salary: $159,300
> Present term: Jan. 2019 – Jan. 2023
> State tax collections: $2,874 per capita (22nd highest)
> Statewide cost of living: 7.0% less than nat’l avg.
> State population: 9,995,915 (10th highest)

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13. Maryland: Larry Hogan (R)
> Salary: $170,000
> Present term: Jan. 2019 – Jan. 2023
> State tax collections: $3,569 per capita (11th highest)
> Statewide cost of living: 9.4% more than nat’l avg.
> State population: 6,042,718 (19th highest)

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12. Delaware: John Carney (D)
> Salary: $171,000
> Present term: Jan. 2017 – Jan. 2021
> State tax collections: $3,731 per capita (9th highest)
> Statewide cost of living: 0.1% more than nat’l avg.
> State population: 967,171 (6th lowest)

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11. Georgia: Brian Kemp (R)
> Salary: $175,000
> Present term: Jan. 2019 – Jan. 2023
> State tax collections: $2,150 per capita (11th lowest)
> Statewide cost of living: 7.5% less than nat’l avg.
> State population: 10,519,475 (8th highest)

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