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Ariz. lawmaker revises 'sloppy' finance report

Ariz. lawmaker revises 'sloppy' finance report

By Ina Ronquillo. CREATED Feb 16, 2014

PHOENIX (AP) - An Arizona lawmaker who fueled accusations of double-dipping after filing for nearly $20,000 in reimbursements for driving costs has submitted a new report requesting about half as much.
   
The Arizona Capitol Times reports that state Sen. Don Shooter says "sloppy" record-keeping led to several reimbursements being inputted twice in a campaign finance report.
   
The revised report contains payments for mileage but no records of payments for fuel.
   
The Yuma Republican says the errors were made by a volunteer and a campaign treasurer.
   
According to the initial report, Shooter paid himself $19,164 from his campaign. The new report shows the figure as being $10,046.
   
The reports raised criticism because Shooter already receives a travel allowance from the state.
   
Shooter says the mileage he's accumulated is consistent with previous years.
   
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Information from: Arizona Capitol Times, http://www.arizonacapitoltimes.com

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Ina received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Arizona with a double major in Media Arts and Communication.