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What America's Governors Are Paid in Every State

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30. North Dakota: Doug Burgum (R)
> Salary: $138,748
> Present term: Dec 2020 – Dec 2024
> State tax collections (2020): $5,566 per capita (the highest)
> Statewide cost of living (2020): 8.0% less expensive than nat’l avg.

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29. New Hampshire: Chris Sununu (R)
> Salary: $143,704
> Present term: Jan 2021 – Jan 2023
> State tax collections (2020): $2,075 per capita (4th lowest)
> Statewide cost of living (2020): 3.7% more expensive than nat’l avg.

28. Alaska: Mike Dunleavy (R)
> Salary: $145,000
> Present term: Dec 2018 – Dec 2022
> State tax collections (2020): $1,797 per capita (the lowest)
> Statewide cost of living (2020): 3.2% more expensive than nat’l avg.

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27. Rhode Island: Dan McKee (D)
> Salary: $145,755
> Present term: Mar 2021 – Jan 2023
> State tax collections (2020): $3,214 per capita (23rd highest)
> Statewide cost of living (2020): 1.8% more expensive than nat’l avg.

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26. Oklahoma: Kevin Stitt (R)
> Salary: $147,000
> Present term: Jan 2019 – Jan 2023
> State tax collections (2020): $2,590 per capita (13th lowest)
> Statewide cost of living (2020): 8.7% less expensive than nat’l avg.

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