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Legislators pass proposal to triple their daily allowance

Republican members of the Arizona House, facing camera from left, Noel Campbell, Speaker Rusty Bowers and Anthony Kern confer with Warren Peterson, back to camera, on the House floor as a state budget plan awaits action. Thursday, May 23, 2019 in Phoenix. The Legislature moved in fits and starts as majority Republicans tried to round up the votes they need to pass the $11.8 billion spending plan without Democratic support. (AP Photo/Bob Christie)

Brushing aside the “optics” of the last-minute action, state lawmakers voted Monday to triple the daily allowance they now get. The move by the House Appropriations Committee came after Rep. Noel Campbell, R-Prescott, urged colleagues to make the vote on the politically risky move bipartisan and unanimous.

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Arizona gets D on government accountability and transparency

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The Grand Canyon State received an overall score of 64 – a D grade – in a new State Integrity Investigation, a data-driven assessment of government accountability and transparency in all 50 states by the Center for Public Integrity and Global Integrity. Despite the low grade, Arizona ranked 22nd among all the states.

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Splitting the House (access required)

Rep. TJ Shope (R-Coolidge)

Shope eyes smaller districts for state representatives

Rep. T.J. Shope wants to cut Arizona’s massive House of Representatives districts in half.

The first-term lawmaker hasn’t completed his plans yet, but is strongly leaning toward a proposal that would split the House districts in half. Rather than have each legislative district elect two House members at large, Shope’s plan would create two separate House districts that would be contained within each Senate district.

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