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Huntsman May Donate Governor's Salary to Charity

Huntsman May Donate Governor's Salary to Charity



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Governor-elect Jon Huntsman says he'll probably turn his state salary over to charity.

The oldest son of one of Utah's richest businessmen takes office as governor in January.

The governor's job pays more than 101-thousand dollars a year.

But yesterday a compensation commission recommended a 46-hundred salary increase for governor.

Huntsman says one thing's for certain: He won't take the increase.

Huntsman gave up a much better paying job as chairman and chief executive officer of Huntsman Family Holdings Company -- the controlling shareholder in a 10(B)billion-dollar string of chemical companies.

Huntsman will put his remaining financial interest in the business into a blind trust.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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