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Pennsylvania is most generous to its governor, survey says

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By The Associated Press
Tuesday, March 19, 2013, 4:00 p.m.
 

HARRISBURG — A California state survey has found that the Pennsylvania governor's salary was the nation's highest in 2012, although a spokesman for Gov. Tom Corbett points out that he doesn't accept the entire salary.

The Los Angeles Times reports that the survey will be used by the California Citizens Compensation Commission when it meets Thursday to begin deciding whether to raise the pay of California state officials.

The survey found that the Pennsylvania governor's salary of more than $183,000 in 2012 bested that of other governors.

Under Pennsylvania law, the governor gets an increase every year that's tied to inflation. This year, the salary is more than $187,000, but Corbett spokesman Dan Egan says the governor has declined three straight annual increases, making his real pay just under $175,000.

 

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