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Tabulated Data on State Governments

 GovernorLegislature1Highest Court2
State Term,
years
Annual
salary
Member-
ship
Term,
years
Salaries of
members5
Mem-
bers
Term,
years
Annual
salary
U3 L4 U3 L4
Alabama 46 $94,655 35 105 4 4 $10 per diem 9 6 $185,3767
Alaska 4 85,779 20 40 4 2 24,0128per annum 5 39109,9087
Arizona 4 95,000 30 60 2 2 25,000 per annum 5 614126,5257
Arkansas 4 75,29635 100 4 2 13,7518per annum 7 8 126,0547
California 4 175,000 40 80 4299,000 per annum 7 12 162,4097
Colorado 4 90,000 35 65 4 2 30,000 per annum 7 10 79,5007
Connecticut 4 78,000 36 151 2 2 28,0008 per annum 7 8 129,4047
Delaware 410 114,00021 41 4 2 34,100per annum 5 12 144,1007
Florida 46 120,17140 120 4621129,3288per annum 7 614153,750
Georgia 46 127,30356 180 2 2 16,200 per session7 6 153,086
Hawaii 4 94,780 25 51 4 2 32,0008per annum5 10 115,5477
Idaho 4 95,50035 70 2 2 15,6468per annum 5 6 102,1257
Illinois 4 151,77159 118 4-2 2 57,619per annum 7 10 159,235
Indiana 46 95,00050 100 4 2 11,600 per annum 5 29 115,000
Iowa 4 107,48250 100 4 2 21,381 per annum 9 8 116,6007
Kansas 4 94,03640 125 4 2 76per diem12 7 6 109,7567
Kentucky 4104,61938 100 4 2 164per diem13 7 8 123,3357
Louisiana 4 95,000 39 105 4 4 16,800 per annum 7 10 85,000
Maine 4 70,00035 151 2 2 18,803 per biennium7 7 96,000
Maryland 46 135,000 47 141 4 4 31,5098 per annum 7 10 131,6007
Massachusetts 4 135,00040 160 2 2 46,4108 per annum 7 (14) 95,8807
Michigan 4 172,00038 110 4 2 79,650per annum 7 8 164,610
Minnesota 4 120,303 67 134 415 2 31,140 per annum 7 6 125,8977
Mississippi 4 121,80052 122 4 4 10,000 per session 9 8 102,3007
Missouri 410 120,08634 163 416 2 31,351per annum 7 12 123,0007
Montana 4 88,19050 100 4 2 55 per diem 7 8 83,550
Nebraska 46 85,000 4917 417 12,000 per annum 7 6 119,276
Nevada 46117,000 21 42 4 2 7,800 per biennium 7 6 140,000
New Hampshire 2 100,690 24 (18) 2 2 200 per biennium 5 (14) 111,0457
New Jersey 46 157,00040 80 415 2 49,000 per annum 7 719 158,5007
New Mexico 46 110,000 42 70 4 2 136 per diem 5 8 96,2837
New York 4 179,000 61 150 2 2 79,500 per annum 7 14 151,2007
North Carolina 46118,430 50 120 2 2 13,9518 per annum 7 8 115,3367
North Dakota 4 85,50647 94 4 4125per diem20 5 10 99,1227
Ohio 4 130,786 33 99 4 2 53,0188per annum 7 6 127,6007
Oklahoma 4 101,14048 101 4 2 38,400per annum (21) 6 106,7067
Oregon 46 99,20030 60 4 2 1,092 per month 7 6 22105,2007
Pennsylvania 46 138,27050 203 4 2 63,629per annum 7 10 137,3867
Rhode Island 4 95,000 38 752 2 12,40723 per annum 5 (24) 152,0007
South Carolina 4 106,078 46 124 4 2 10,400 per annum 5 10 106,0617
South Dakota 46 95,38935 70 2 2 6,000 per annum5 325 100,6717
Tennessee 4 85,000 33 99 4 2 16,500 per annum 5 8 94,6867
Texas 4 115,34531 150 4 2 7,200 per annum 96 94,6867
Utah 4 100,60029 75 4 2 1208 per diem5 3 22114,0507
Vermont 2 125,572 30 150 2 2 53626per week 5 6 103,0197
Virginia 4 124,855 40 100 4 2 17,64027per annum 7 12 132,5237
Washington 428 139,087 49 98 411 2 32,8018per annum 9 6 134,584
West Virginia 46 90,000 34 100 4 2 15,000per annum 5 12 95,000
Wisconsin 4 122,406 33 99 4 2 44,233 per annum 7 10 122,4187
Wyoming 4 150,00030 60 4 2 125per diem 5 8 105,000
NOTE: Salaries are rounded to nearest dollar.
1. Known as General Assembly in Ark., Colo., Conn., Del., Ga., Ill., Iowa, Ind., Ky., Md., Mo., N.C., Ohio, Pa., R.I., S.C., Tenn., Vt., Va.; Legislative Assembly in N.D., Ore.; General Court in Mass., N.H.; Legislature in other states. Meets biennially in Ark., Ky., Mont., Nev., N.D., Ore., Texas. Wyoming Legislature has regular general session on odd-numbered years and a budget session on even-numbered years. Arkansas General Assembly meets every other year for 60 days in odd numbered years. Ohio General Assembly meets when deemed necessary. Legislative bodies meet annually in other states.
2. Known as Court of Appeals in Md., N.Y.; Supreme Court of Virginia in Va.; Supreme Judicial Court in Maine, Mass.; Supreme Court in other states.
3. Upper house: Senate in all states except Neb., which has a single-house legislative body, “the Legislature.”
4. Lower house: Assembly in Calif., Nev., N.Y., Wis.; House of Delegates in Md., Va., W.Va.; General Assembly in N.J.; House of Representatives in other states.
5. Base salary. Does not include additional payments for expenses, mileage, special sessions, etc., or additional per diem payments.
6. May not serve third consecutive term.
7. Chief justice receives a higher salary.
8. Leaders receive a higher salary.
9. Initial term; thereafter elected popularly for 10-year term.
10. May serve only two terms, consecutive or otherwise.
11. Have term limitations.
12. When in session, plus $85 per day for expenses. There is also an out-of-session expense allowance of $5,400. Leaders receive an additional sum.
13. For days worked whether or not legislature is in session.
14. Until 70 years old.
15. Every 10 years (the year after census) term is only for 2 years.
16. Legislators may serve only 8 years in each house, 16 combined.
17. Unicameral legislature.
18. Constitutional number: 375-400.
19. Second term receive tenure, mandatory retirement at 70.
20. When in session, plus $250 per month when not in session.
21. Nine members in Supreme Court, highest in civil cases; five in Court of Criminal Appeals.
22. Until 75 years old.
23. Upper house receives slightly lower salary.
24. Term of good behavior.
25. Subsequent terms, eight years.
26. To limit of $13,000 per biennium; $105 per diem for Special Session.
27. Upper house receives higher salary.
28. No person is eligible who would have served during 8 of the previous 14 years.
Source: questionnaires to the states.

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