To identify America’s highest paid governors, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed the most recent governor compensation data in the Book of the States 2021, in the chapter on the state executive branch, originally published by The Council of State Governments. Each governor’s present term in office and party affiliation are also from the CSG.
State tax collections per capita for fiscal year 2022 are from tax policy advocacy group Tax Foundation’s Facts and Figures 2022. Regional price parity figures — a cost of living measure — by state for 2020 are from the Bureau of Economic Analysis.
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