- Associated Press - Friday, December 2, 2016

PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona Corporation Commissioner Bob Burns has rejected an offer from the state’s largest electric utility to settle their legal dispute.

The Arizona Capitol Times reports (https://bit.ly/2h2t3Ef) that Arizona Public Service and its parent company Pinnacle West had asked Burns to drop his efforts to force the companies to disclose political spending and offered to support new disclosure rules on future expenditures instead. Burns rejected that offer.

Burns says he wants to see what APS and Pinnacle West have spent on commission elections in the past and some sort of guarantee that any future disclosure rule would be actually be implemented.

APS has been the subject of ongoing speculation that it spent $3.2 million backing the 2014 elections of two commissioners. The company won’t confirm or deny that it contributed to groups backing the candidates.

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Information from: Arizona Capitol Times, https://www.arizonacapitoltimes.com

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