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Andrew Cuomo and Gavin Newsom top the list of highest-paid governors in the US, with salaries over $200,000

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is the highest paid governor in US history, according to a report by Forbes, with a salary of $225,000.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom is the second-top paid current governor, earning nearly $210,000 in 2020.

Cuomo and Newsom, both Democrats, have faced a series of scandals throughout 2020 and this year, triggering calls for both to be replaced.

Cuomo was paid a $225,000 salary in 2020, per data from The Council of State Governments. This was set to increase to $250,000 in 2021, but Cuomo decided against taking the extra $25,000 after details ⇒

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