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Apparently, the Speaker’s the last to know

Gowan has been hosting meetings with the Republicans who signed the letter decrying his “excessive spending” and said the outrage they have expressed anonymously in this publication and in Republic columns isn’t reflected in those meetings, which haven’t been “heavy.” Asked if the plan for construction in the House is still on, Gowan at first backtracked, saying he didn’t even know that there was construction being planned until he heard it from the media.

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House Republicans want oversight of speaker’s ‘excessive spending’ (access required)

Speaker of the House David Gowan praises the work of legislators in finishing the legislative session quickly on April 15, 2015. (Photo by Rachel Leingang, Arizona Capitol Times)

House Speaker David Gowan’s Republican colleagues don’t trust him with the power of the House purse. Gowan told the Arizona Capitol Times that the House has plans in place for a large-scale construction project. The project, which Gowan said is still in the planning phase, will include installing showers and building a new “multi-purpose” room, a massive overhaul of the House basement and offices there, along with new carpet throughout the House.

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