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House ends session with flurry of bills (access required)

House Minority Leader Reginald Bolding, D-Laveen, left, talks with Arizona House Majority Leader Ben Toma, R-Peoria, during a vote on the Arizona budget June 24, 2021. Bolding said on June 30, 2021, the Legislature had “A shameful end to a shameful session." (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

The House wrapped up this year’s legislative session by, among other things, voting to give rural lawmakers more money.  The Senate voted June 29 to pass HB2053, which increases the daily stipend for living expenses for lawmakers outside of Maricopa County during the session. ...

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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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