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Forese, Little admit guilt and move on

Minutes before the meeting to discuss Clean Election director Tom Collins’ recommendation to fully investigate Forese and Little, their attorney, Lee Miller, proposed a settlement that would halt the investigation if each pays a $1,000 fine.

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Commission votes to enter into penalty settlement discussion with Huppenthal (access required)

Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal (Photo by Evan Wyloge/Arizona Capitol Times)

The Citizens Clean Elections Commission voted o find that there was reason to believe Superindent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal violated the law by using state resources for campaigning. At the same time, the commission voted to enter into penalty settlement discussion with Huppenthal. The terms of the penalties will be reviewed at the next meeting of the commission.

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Clean Elections voter education is underway

Tom Collins is the executive director of the Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission.

With the general election set for Nov. 4, early voting is now underway in Arizona. To help educate voters before they cast their ballots, the Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission has mailed a Voter Education Guide to all Arizona households with a registered voter. Approximately 1.8 million pamphlets have been distributed statewide.

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Clean Elections director recommends action against Horne

Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne listens to opening arguments from Yavapai Deputy County Attorney Benjamin Kreutzberg, in a hearing into allegations that Horne and political ally Kathleen Winn, violated campaign finance laws. (Photo by Tom Tingle/The Arizona Republic)

he executive director of the Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission recommended that the commission officially rule that Attorney General Tom Horne violated campaign finance laws by failing to report staffer time and office space he used for his re-election as contributions to his campaign. If the commission follows Collins’ recommendation at its Sept. 11 meeting, Horne could face up to $1 million in fines.

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