If it's truly better to give than to receive, please consider Ballotpedia's analysis of how much you've given your top officials -- not just governors, but also lieutenant governors, attorneys general and secretaries of state.

Big applause for Ballotpedia, the data geniuses behind the information that Watchdog Data's lab-coated geeks used to create our own data visualization. Among Ballotpedia observations: 10 governors got pay raises in 2014.

Eight governors did not accept their salaries or accepted reduced salaries in 2014.

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley, a Republican, bypassed his salary in 2013 and 2014, noting that he would not accept a salary until his state achieved full employment. Florida Republican Gov. Rick Scott only accepted 12 cents of his salary, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, also a Republican, collected $1 of his salary, and Tennessee Republican Gov. Bill Haslam returned his 2014 salary to the state.

Those accepting salary reductions were Kentucky Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear, 10 percent; New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo, 5 percent; Pennsylvania Republican Gov. Tom Corbett, 1.7 percent; and Vermont Democratic Gov. Peter Shumlin. 3 percent.

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