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Arizona lawmakers recess but continue receiving per diem pay

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Posted at 9:05 PM, Apr 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-13 00:05:45-04

Members of the Arizona Legislature have recessed indefinitely to slow the spread of COVID-19, but lawmakers will continue to receive per diem payments.

The Arizona Republic reported House and Senate staff confirmed that while in-person meetings have ended, legislators will receive payments meant to help cover food, lodging and other expenses while the Legislature meets.

The payments are in addition to their $24,000 salaries.

The daily rate is $35 for Maricopa County lawmakers and $60 for those who commute from elsewhere.

Payments will continue through May 11 unless lawmakers opt out or the Legislature adjourns for the year before then.

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