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What America's Governors Are Paid in Every State

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24. Connecticut: Ned Lamont (D)
> Salary: $150,000
> Present term: Jan 2019 – Jan 2023
> State tax collections (2020): $5,103 per capita (4th highest)
> Statewide cost of living (2020): 3.4% more expensive than nat’l avg.

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24. West Virginia: Jim Justice (R)
> Salary: $150,000
> Present term: Jan 2021 – Jan 2025
> State tax collections (2020): $3,049 per capita (25th highest)
> Statewide cost of living (2020): 12.0% less expensive than nat’l avg.

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23. Kentucky: Andy Beshear (D)
> Salary: $152,181
> Present term: Dec 2019 – Dec 2023
> State tax collections (2020): $2,967 per capita (22nd lowest)
> Statewide cost of living (2020): 10.2% less expensive than nat’l avg.

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22. Wisconsin: Tony Evers (D)
> Salary: $152,756
> Present term: Jan 2019 – Jan 2023
> State tax collections (2020): $3,413 per capita (15th highest)
> Statewide cost of living (2020): 6.8% less expensive than nat’l avg.

21. Texas: Greg Abbott (R)
> Salary: $153,750
> Present term: Jan 2019 – Jan 2023
> State tax collections (2020): $2,093 per capita (5th lowest)
> Statewide cost of living (2020): 0.5% less expensive than nat’l avg.

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