Quantcast
Home (page 50)

Author Archives: Yellow Sheet Report

Another big fight awaits new energy regulators

The Corporation Commission today tabled a staff-driven proposal to investigate whether the renewable energy rule that requires utilities to derive an increasing portion of their power from residential solar and other distributed energy sources should be scrapped.

Read More »

It worked so well we’re not doing it again

A report commissioned by the Dept of Corrections on the execution of Joseph Wood found no fault in the agency’s two-drug protocol. Still, consultants who prepared the report, which was released today (Dec. 22), recommended that DOC ditch the protocol. Subsequently, DOC Director Charles Ryan has decided not to use the two-drug combination of midazolam and hydromorphone in executions.

Read More »

The Ducey hiring train keeps on chugging

Ducey’s transition team today (Dec. 19) announced another batch of senior staffers. Three of the hires were expected – Mike Liburdi as general counsel, Daniel Scarpinato as deputy chief of staff for communications and JP Twist as a senior advisor – but one caught some observers off guard: Victor Riches, who will be the deputy chief of staff for policy and budget.

Read More »

They need the space for these guys (access required)

Ducey made some long-awaited staffing announcements today, including the hotly anticipated decision on what role Danny Seiden will have in the new administration. Seiden will serve as Ducey’s deputy chief of staff for external affairs and policy development.

Read More »

Small groups don’t cut it

In an interview yesterday afternoon, Dial laid out his ideas for bringing back approps subcommittees. The likeliest path is legislation, with intent language describing how the subcommittees would operate as a part of the budget process, that would require leadership in each chamber to re-establish the subcommittees via the Senate president’s and speaker’s rule-making process.

Read More »

Rah-rah for subcommittees

Brophy McGee gave a resounding endorsement of Dial’s plan to restore the subcommittee process in crafting a budget, saying her colleague is “right on the money” with the idea. “The budget process has become much more the purview of leadership, and members are left out in a sense and given a package to vote on.

Read More »

All signs are created equal, endowed by their creator…

J Allen is taking aim at Robson with H2002 (political signs; removal), which he introduced today. The bill removes the language in ARS 16-1019 that makes it a misdemeanor to remove, alter or deface a political sign “of any candidate for public office” and instead defines a political sign as “a sign that is intended to influence the outcome of an election.”

Read More »

Brewer a victim of ‘political vanity’

Republic columnist Robert Robb dished out a harsh critique of Brewer today (Dec. 10), writing that she has failed in her most important task – balancing the budget and putting the state on a stable fiscal footing.“

Read More »