Gov. Corbett is Highest Paid in Nation

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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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  • carole

    Great and on top of that he accepts "gifts" from"friends". I say it is buying influence. and all I want is to be insured with the affordable health care act because of an existing condition, breast cancer. He has no idea where the common person comes from. Also the drillingcompanies should pay more. They can afford it. For tearing up the roads and fouling our water. Lt's make sure he is one-term Corbett. hope springs eternal, Carole

  • HowIgnorantRU?

    Next time he or any future PA governor or PA lawmaker preaches about doing what is right for Pennsylvanians and fighting about balancing the budget, let's remember this fact. Let's also think about that this is a BASE salary. Expenses are also reimbursed. Is it any wonder why those of us in the five-digit salary range have no sympathy for anyone who makes six-digits or more when they are not in the real dangerous positions like bomb-disposal or something like it?

  • Meghan

    Corbett has been accepting millions of dollars to push through the bills to privatize liquor sales in PA. 5,000 state employees will be unemployed but Corbett will be a millionaire by the end. I thought we elect these people to make our lives better. This is crazy!!!

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