It cost Arizona taxpayers $1.06 million to remove former Gov. Evan Mecham from office, according to final figures released by the state Legislature.
The figure will go higher if the Senate ends up paying about $200,000 for Mecham's defense lawyers. The Senate has agreed to pay the fees, but the state attorney general must decide if that is permissible.
Excluding fees for the defense lawyers, the Senate's share of the bill came to $235,649.36. The House, which began investigating Mecham in October, spent $824,229.28, according to the figures released Tuesday.