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Wed May 16, 2012
Will Gov. Snyder turn back his salary this year too?
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Gov. Rick Snyder turned back all but $1 of his pay last year, but he's not sure what he'll do this year.
Since there's no mechanism for the state to withhold his paychecks, the governor still receives his $159,300 salary.
He told reporters Wednesday that he's "going to do something different this year" but doesn't yet have a figure in mind.
Snyder quipped that he plans to "check with my wife" before settling on one.
The Republican governor announced in his 2011 budget address that he'd work for $1 during his first year in office as part of the "shared sacrifice" needed to balance the books.
State workers are scheduled to get a 1 percent raise in October, but also will start paying 20 percent of their health insurance premiums.