This weekend, the band Wilco is throwing a music and arts festival called Solid Sound. Terry Gross talks with Wilco guitarist Nels Cline.
Clean Elections Commission approves settlement with GOP Corporation Commission candidates
The Citizens Clean Elections Commission has approved a proposed settlement with three candidates for the Arizona Corporation Commission. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports they had been the subject of a complaint.
MARK BRODIE: The Arizona Democratic Party filed the complaint against Republicans Susan Bitter Smith, Bob Burns and Bob Stump. It arose from a mailer they sent out before the primary, targeting the three Democrats in the race. The Clean Elections Commission’s Executive Director concluded that was a general election expenditure, but was paid for with money meant for the primary election. All six candidates ran unopposed in their party primaries -- the corporation commission has three seats up for election this year. The settlement calls for Bitter Smith, Burns and Stump to repay about $9,000 each. The candidates deny their mailer violated campaign finance laws … but say they wanted to settle the case so they could focus on election issues.