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Lobbyist, lawmaker to resume Clean Elections clash (access required)

The Citizens Clean Elections Commission has renewed a $6,500-per-month contract with lobbyist Mike Williams, setting up another battle over the fate of the public campaign-funding system. Todd Lang, director of the Clean Elections Commission, said hiring a lobbyist was necessary to protect a system he credits with increasing political participation of the public and encouraging people to run for office.

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Quelland not packing up office yet

Democrats were quick to rejoice in administrative law Judge Thomas Shedden's ruling to back the commissions' May decision to throw Rep. Doug Quelland out of office. But the Phoenix lawmaker won't be boxing up his office supplies and biker shorts just yet...

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Day 2: Quelland tries judge’s patience (access required)

A day after being repeatedly told by a judge to avoid long-winded answers and focus his responses to address only the question asked, Rep. Doug Quelland frustrated the court by feigning ignorance when asked basic questions. Of course, that was only when he was being cross-examined by the attorney for the Citizens Clean Elections Commission.

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Judge needs more time in Quelland case (access required)

The appeal of an order to remove Rep. Doug Quelland from office has moved more slowly than anticipated, and an administrative law judge has scheduled additional hearings in late September. Judge Robert Shedden originally set aside two days to hear Quelland's appeal of a May decision by the Citizens Clean Elections Commission that called for fining the lawmaker $45,000 and removing him from office.

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