Regulated utilities played in 2012 Corp Comm race
Bitter Smith, R Burns, and Stump all received help from IE groups when they defeated Democrats Paul Newman and Sandra Kennedy in the Corp Comm race last year, but now one of the outside groups is under renewed scrutiny for its ties to companies that are regulated by the Corp Comm.
FBI targeted Weiers, come up with almost nothing
Former House staffer John Mills is set to be sentenced Wednesday in federal court, though the judge in the case today threw out eight of the nine felonies he was convicted of.
Sometimes, the other guy isn’t bluffing
One Dem source with knowledge of the plan to oust Landrum Taylor said Ableser approached the former leader roughly a week and a half ago and asked her to resign as minority leader, rather than be ejected by the caucus.
Dem dissatisfaction has been festering for a year
Tovar told our reporter this morning that the troubles in her caucus didn’t start with yesterday’s organizational meeting.
Unless a lot of ‘ifs’ fall into place
Protect Our Vote spokesman Barrett Marson insisted today that there is a path to keeping the referendum from the 2014 ballot, and it leads straight through the courts.
Winn: You’ve got nothing on me
Horne aide Kathleen Winn refuted what is perhaps the most damning evidence in Yavapai County Attorney Sheila Polk’s order of compliance against her and Horne, telling our reporter that her phone and email records don’t demonstrate the coordination that Polk and Bill Montgomery allege.
To sue or not is truly the question
The IRC voted 3-2 yesterday on a motion by GOP Commissioner Rick Stertz to instruct its attorneys not to begin work on a possible lawsuit to force lawmakers to provide funding to the IRC unless circumstances – such as a redrawing of maps or increased activity in the pending lawsuits – compel the commission to expend its remaining resources more quickly than expected.
Court: Prop 105 applies to contribution limits
The Arizona Court of Appeals today released its opinion on the injunction it placed on Laws 2013, Chapter 98 (H2593: campaign finance; contribution limit), affirming that the state’s campaign contribution limits are covered by the Voter Protection Act and ripping to shreds much of Superior Court Judge Mark Brain’s ruling.
Statewide transportation plan in the works
A group of business and political leaders are in the early stages of an crafting a plan to address the state’s transportation infrastructure needs.
Jones convicted of drunk driving in ’06
GOP gubernatorial hopeful Christine Jones was convicted in 2006 on drunken driving charges, serving one day in county jail for the offense.
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