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TAX RETURNS: Branstad Releases Earnings

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Governor Branstad isn’t making as much as he was when he was working in the private sector, but according to his tax return, he still made six figures last year.

The Governor and first lady, released their tax 2012 tax returns Friday.

The couple reported earning nearly $227,000 in income last year, which is higher than 2011.

The Governor’s salary only accounts for about half of money, the rest comes from state pension payments, work done before he returned to office, and investments.

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