By Tim Skubick

LANSING (WWJ/AP) – Governor Rick Snyder refused all but $1 of his pay last year, he’s not sure exactly what he’ll do this year.

That’s according to WWJ Lansing Bureau Chief Tim Skubick, who reports that the state is out of what the  governor terms as a “a severe deficit” last year, he’s now taking his full salary in this economic turnaround.

“Actually, I’m getting my regular pay but I am planning on adjusting that, in some fashion, or making a contribution,” Snyder told Skubick and other reporters on Wednesday.

Snyder became a multimillionaire through his work as a Gateway computer executive and venture capitalist. He said the 2011 gesture was part of the “shared sacrifice” he asked of all state residents.

“I’m going to check with my wife this year, though,” Snyder joked.

The Republican governor receives $159,300 annually.

Snyder spokeswoman Sara Wurfel said the governor will decide by year’s end which charities will benefit and by how much. He doesn’t plan to give money back to the state.

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