A new study shows that Governor Tom Corbett is the highest paid governor in the nation. It says Governor Corbett made $183,255 last year, followed by the governors of New York at $179,000; Illinois and Michigan both at $177,000; and Virginia and New Jersey both at $175,000 in 2012.
Pennsylvania lawmakers get the second highest base salary at $82,026. California legislators rank first with a base salary of $95,291.
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