In this Aug. 2 interview, Mark Schiavoni, APS vice president for operations, argued that Arizona’s regulated model has worked for more than a century and there is no reason to plunge into the unfamiliar waters of competition. APS spokesman Jim McDonald also sat in for the chat with Arizona Capitol Times reporter Luige del Puerto.Read More »
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Arizona Public Service is temporarily halting plans for more than $550 million in investments to secure its power supply after energy regulators opened up the possibility of competition in electric service.Read More »
Showdown looms over electrical deregulation
For a century, public utilities have produced and delivered electricity to homes and industries in a system that guarantees their profit and ensures steady service to residents.
Now, the Arizona Corporation Commission is considering whether to shake up the monopolies and bring competition to the state.
The Arizona Corporation Commission has asked the public to weigh in on electricity deregulation, which would break up the state’s system of “regulated monopoly” under which a handful of public utility companies are in charge of generating and distributing power to homes and industries.Read More »
Critics of the state’s new election law today filed papers to create a political committee that will challenge the legislation through a referendum.Read More »
The Commission on Appellate Court Appointments has completed its work and today sent three nominees to Rep. Chad Campbell, who, as the House Minority Leader, will pick one to fill a vacancy on the Independent Redistricting Commission.Read More »
The bipartisan budget put together by Gov. Jan Brewer and her allies would spend $8.8 billion in fiscal year 2014, a 3.46 percent increase from current spending levels.Read More »
The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee has left the state on a personal matter, making it unlikely that 21 of the governor’s court-related nominations will be filled this year.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer is pushing ahead with a modified proposal to simplify the state’s sales tax system, one of her key goals this year.Read More »
Long-time Arizona Clean Elections Commission executive director Todd Lang is leaving his post to work as assistant U.S. attorney.Read More »