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Writing:Compensation (state executive offices)

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This section is added to profiles about state-specific offices. This includes articles like Governor of Texas or Lieutenant Governor of Alabama.

This section features the compensation requirements for the state office as stated by the state constitution.

Additionally, this may also feature the actual dollar amount received by officeholders.

Some source recommendations include:


'''Article X, Section Y''' defines the method by which the OFFICE TITLE's compensation is set:

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| Constitutional text goes here.

(If available) In YEAR, the OFFICER was paid an estimated $$$ according to SOURCE.
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Below is an example of how this section would appear in an article. See also: Governor of Texas.


Article 4, Section 5 of the Texas Constitution defines the method by which the Governor's compensation is set:

The Governor shall, at stated times, receive as compensation for his services an annual salary in an amount to be fixed by the Legislature, and shall have the use and occupation of the Governor's Mansion, fixtures and furniture.

In 2010, the Texas Governor was paid an estimated $150,000 according to the Council of State Governments.[1]

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