Wednesday, January 15, 2014
3TV political editor Dennis Welch gets a money quote from state Sen. Don Shooter (R-Yuma):
Four years after the Fiesta Bowl scandal left a black mark on the state legislature, Sen. Don Shooter says freebies like football tickets help supplement his pay.
“$24,000 a year,” Shooter said referring to his legislative salary, “Give us a raise, we’ll buy our own tickets.”
Meanwhile, the Arizona Capitol Times reports that GOP leaders want to hand out money to former lawmakers who are part of a lawsuit over SB 1070:
The proposal would provide $50,000 each to the Arizona Senate and House of Representatives to cover the legal fees of the current and former state officials who are being asked to produce documents in federal court. The measure would limit the use of the fees to each individual’s capacity as a current or former elected official.
Funds would not be used for the production of campaign-related materials.
The ACLU subpoena is looking for potentially embarrassing correspondence:
The subpoenas specifically ask for personal communications — including personal email, text, written notes, campaign literature, social media postings and other forms of communication — that contain words such as “beaner,” “alien,” “spic,” “illegals,” “wetback,” “assimilation,” “Aztlan,” “Hispanic,” “profiling” and “Reconquista.” The documents also include neutral words such as “English,” “Spanish,” “Mexico,” “day labor” and “immigration.”