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IRC getting gun-shy on special action? (access required)

The IRC’s deadline for filing a special action with the AZ Supreme Court over its FY12 funding keeps getting pushed back, and Executive Director Ray Bladine told our reporter today that the commission may not run out of money on Friday, as he previously estimated.

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How to buy the benefit of the doubt, for nothing

Several years ago I attended a government commission meeting where an appointed chairman openly rejected an assistant attorney general’s recommendation to convene an executive session.

“No, I don’t think we need an executive session to talk about this,” the chairman said, to the best of my recollection.

It’s not that every — or even most — public bodies are eager to shut their doors to the public. It’s that confidence is inspired in government when the doors remain open when the real decision-making process begins.

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IRC Facebook page becomes point of confusion (access required)

The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission found itself in a Facebook fracas for several days this week, as an account bearing the commission's name, but run by a local blogger, turned into a forum for opinions, and ginned up accusations from some that the IRC was using it for political purposes.

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