The Correlation Between Governor Salaries and Policies

The study examined these three things over a 50-year period:

  • The ratio of income tax to corporate tax
  • Minimum wage (in dollars)
  • Ratio of governor salary to state income per capita (Mean)

The study found that a lower governor salary is associated with a lower minimum wage and a higher tax burden for individuals relative to corporations.

Salary, income and wage data were adjusted to 2005 dollars.