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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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