"The Governor has not proposed any such reimbursement, and it is not currently in the budget that she and legislative leaders have agreed upon."
Of course, that's not a commitment to oppose it, should an amendment be tacked on.
In any case, Pearce clearly believes he deserves the cash. Last night, Pearce was a guest on KTAR 92.3 FM's Jay Lawrence show. I called in and asked him how he could justify taking the $260K, as the money from the 2011 campaign came from donors. None of it came out of his pocket.
This query practically caused Pearce's head to explode. Here follows the content of his tirade: