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Hal BidlackHal BidlackMarch 13, 20186min290

A March 9 story in the Colorado Springs Gazette noted that nearly 4,000 people working for the state of Colorado have salaries higher than the governor. Our Mr. Hickenlooper has an annual salary of $90,000, which is not bad as incomes go, but that ranks him near the bottom of the pay scale nationally. Gubernatorial paychecks range from a low of $70,000 for the leader of Maine to a high of a bit over $190,000 for Pennsylvania’s chief executive. A handful of independently wealthy governors decline their salaries.


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Marianne GoodlandMarianne GoodlandNovember 14, 20172min374

Henry Sobanet, the governor’s go-to on the budget, is widely regarded as the best numbers guy in the state when it comes to the budget and to complex financial issues affecting the state budget. Sobanet works equally well with Republicans, having served as budget director for Gov. Bill Owens a decade ago, and in the same role for the past seven years for Gov. John Hickenlooper.