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Hal BidlackHal BidlackMarch 13, 20186min438

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.