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ACC was right to end subsidy for urban sprawl (access required)

Kudos to the Arizona Corporation Commission for ending one of the many subsidies for urban sprawl in Arizona and for insisting that growth pays for itself. Developers have long built leapfrog developments such as Anthem with significant subsidies from taxpayers — widening I-17 — and, in this case, ratepayers. Why should Arizona Public Service Company, ...

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