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Translation: A lawsuit is coming

After his earlier pleas fell on deaf ears, Burns today issued a demand to APS: Turn over your books. Citing his authority under ARS 40-241 to inspect the records of public service corporations, Burns told APS to make its accounts, books, papers and other documents, and the individuals who can answer the questions about those records, available for an inquiry that he is launching.

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Paperwork error lands Burns in hot seat

Bitter Smith isn’t the only Corp Commissioner whose lobbying activities are drawing scrutiny: Burns is registered as a lobbyist for a telecom trade group, the Arizona Telecommunications and Information Council, the Republic reported this morning.

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Corp Comm drama will scramble 2016 field

A railbird familiar with the Corp Comm told our reporter there’s a lot of anger among commissioners after Tuesday’s divide over utility electioneering disclosure. Bitter Smith and Burns had previously said they were planning to run together in 2016, and Gray previously told our reporter he’d be running on a slate with Burns.

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Enter the thought police

Burns’ suggestion yesterday that lawmakers consider narrowing access to Arizona’s public records laws got Kavanagh’s wheels spinning. He said he is mulling legislation to allow public officials some semblance of privacy when dealing with electronic communications, even if they are exchanged between public officials discussing public business.

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