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New energy regulators take oath

Doug Little (left) and Tom Forese (Photo by Evan Wyloge/Arizona Capitol Times)

The state’s two newest energy regulators took their oath of office today. And for their first official act, Doug Little and Tom Forese helped to elect incumbent Susan Bitter Smith as the Arizona Corporation Commission’s new chairwoman.

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Bills to remember from 2014, from chickens to pink mustaches (access required)

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The 2014 legislative session will forever be remembered as the year lawmakers attempted to approve a bill allowing religious-minded business owners to discriminate against gay people, landing Arizona in the national spotlight as much as the immigration measure, SB1070, previously did. But lawmakers debated dozens of other bills that made interesting headlines and many that flew below the radar. The Arizona Capitol Times takes a stroll down memory lane to recall some of the most attention-grabbing bills of 2014.

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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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GOP Corp Comm candidates’ campaign finance problems linger (access required)

Doug Little (left) and Tom Forese prepare for their Arizona Citizens Clean Elections debate. (Photo by Evan Wyloge/Arizona Capitol Times)

The formal response to accusations that Republican Corporation Commission candidates Rep. Tom Forese and Doug Little violated the rules of Arizona's public financing system attempted to explain how they paid for campaign signs and nominating signatures. But it raised more questions about their overall campaign spending and compliance with the law.

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It’s even worse than we said

Friday’s report detailed how Little’s newly amended June 30 campaign finance report now shows his campaign bank account dipping below zero on March 12 and not coming into the black for five days, but our analysis was incomplete – and is far worse for Little.

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Was it BOGO day at the sign shop?

One detail included in attorney Lee Miller’s response to the complaints against Forese and Little arched many a political observer’s eyebrow: The declaration that the candidates purchased 600 signs at a cost of $12,972, or $21.62 per sign.

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