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Former Supreme Court justice says Corp Comm has authority to subpoena utility (access required)

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Former Arizona Supreme Court Chief Justice Thomas Zlaket said the commission has the clear authority to subpoena a public service corporation’s spending. Solar advocacy group The Alliance for Solar Choice asked Zlaket to provide a legal opinion on the commission’s subpoena power, and the group filed Zlaket’s letter to the utility electioneering docket Thursday.

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IRC ruling dashes GOP hopes, sets 2016 campaigns in motion (access required)

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As current Speaker of the House David Gowan and former Speaker Andy Tobin stood on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court in early March, their attorneys having just delivered compelling testimony during oral arguments in their big case, Arizona Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, things were looking up for the two congressional wannabes.

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Politics 101: How government becomes more complicated (access required)

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Traditionally, Republicans campaign on limiting government, but many introduce one or more bills that would expand government right after they win re-election. It’s done in various ways – establishing a new commission, adding new regulations for an industry, launching a new program, or adding to what has already been established.

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