Bush to Skip Salary on Campaign Trail
George W. Bush said he will forgo his gubernatorial salary--$316.01 a day--when he campaigns outside Texas for the Republican presidential nomination. When Bush is out of state for an entire day, Lt. Gov. Rick Perry is acting governor and paid an additional $316.01 a day. “Because the lieutenant governor is paid in my absence, I don’t think it’s appropriate for the taxpayers of Texas to pay my salary twice,” said Bush, who earns $115,345 a year as governor. He will reimburse the state $2,212.07 for seven days of campaigning last month.