Arizona Corporation Commission

Arizona voters head to the polls Tue, Nov. 8 for the 2016 U.S. general election. The primary focus this election, of course, is the presidential race between Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton. Libertarian Gary Johnson and Green Party Candidate Jill Stein also appear on the ballot.

The Arizona Republic

A member of the Arizona Corporation Commission who has been urging the state's largest electric utility to disclose whether it spent millions in the 2014 commission election has issued subpoenas demanding the company provide the information.

A member of the state's utility regulation panel says he wants Arizona electric utilities to nearly double the amount of power they get from renewable resources.

The full Arizona Corporation Commission has rejected an effort by Commissioner Bob Burns to hire an attorney to analyze how outside interests may be influencing utility regulators' decisions.

Former Arizona House Speaker Andy Tobin has been appointed to fill a Corporation Commission post that was vacated earlier this month with the resignation of Commissioner Susan Bitter Smith.

The appointment by Gov. Doug Ducey was announced Wednesday.

Bitter Smith's resignation came as she was accused of having a conflict of interest for allegedly lobbying for companies the commission regulates.

She said she believes she's on solid legal ground but the issue has become a distraction to the commission.

Tobin will serve the final year of Bitter Smith's term.

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