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Our Opinion: Pay $5 to hear legislators talk

Want to hear what Republican legislators have to say about the hemorrhaging state budget? It will cost you $5.

The Maricopa County Republican Committee is holding a Thursday meeting at the Scottsdale Civic Center featuring Republican legislative leaders including chairmen of the Senate and House appropriations committees.

They will “address budget problems and possible solutions,” according to a press release from the GOP committee.

The meeting is open to the public. But a $5 “donation” will be taken at the door, the release read.

That’s strange. Public officials speaking in a public building and members of the public must make a “donation” to a political party to hear them?

Legislative leaders should be traveling around the state, talking and listening to citizens concerned about the budget – and not charging admission.

They do work for us, after all.

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This archive contains all the stories that appeared on the Tucson Citizen's website from mid-2006 to June 1, 2009.

In 2010, a power surge fried a server that contained all of videos linked to dozens of stories in this archive. Also, a server that contained all of the databases for dozens of stories was accidentally erased, so all of those links are broken as well. However, all of the text and photos that accompanied some stories have been preserved.

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