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Can you get a per diem for writing a resignation letter?

Yee’s inquiry into excessive per diem reimbursements by two members of the Industrial Commission and the subsequent reporting on the matter in this publication and the Capitol Times appears to have netted her three scalps. ICA Chairman David Parker, Vice Chairman Michael Sanders and Director Laura McGrory resigned on Tuesday.

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Arpaio could face fines for disobeying judge

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio announces dozens of arrests in a prostitution sting during a news conference at Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Headquarters Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, in Phoenix. Maricopa County sheriff's deputies made dozens of arrests in the sting in which undercover officers posed as 16-year-old girls as men responded to an online ad. The investigation also resulted in numerous drug-related arrests. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

The sheriff of metropolitan Phoenix built his reputation around defying those who said it wasn't his job to enforce immigration laws. But Sheriff Joe Arpaio's stubborn streak is catching up with him — and taxpayers will foot the bill.

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Wink wink, nudge nudge

Several House Republicans told our reporter that, during the small group meetings two weeks ago to unveil the Biggs-Gowan four-point education plan, the unsustainability of Prop 301 was heavily discussed, but the ideal of repealing the inflation funding requirement was only alluded to.

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