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APS solar proposal falls short for Arizona

APS solar proposal falls short for Arizona

Arizona Public Service has been granted monopoly status to provide power in certain parts of Arizona. It’s also a publicly traded company and has a fiduciary obligation to maximize profits for shareholders. This may lead the company to pursue policies that are in its interests but not those of its ratepayers.

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The truth behind resistance to electric restructuring

In his famous book, “1984,” George Orwell describes “newspeak,” the use of language to fool people into believing the opposite of the truth. You can witness it today in the name of the Arizona Power Consumers Coalition, which opposes restructuring the electricity industry.

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Arizonans should say ‘no thanks’ to electric deregulation

For the second time, Arizonans are being asked to abandon the longstanding and straightforward structure for provision of universal and fairly priced electric service — rate-of-return regulation of utility companies — for a “de-regulated” structure that would involve multiple sellers of the same electricity. They should once again politely decline.

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Immigration reform matters to small business

When we look at the complex and contentious issue of immigration reform, some wonder how big of an issue it is to small businesses. The answer is that it’s just as big of an issue to America’s small business community as it is to corporate America.

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Fred DuVal is right on the issues

Fred DuVal is right on the issues

Arizona Republican Party Chairman Robert Graham describes Fred DuVal as “the most uninteresting man in the world.” As a native of Arizona who has met Fred several times, I would suggest that Robert Graham get to know him better.

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Keep the momentum moving forward

Over the past nearly six years, I’ve witnessed a system of care that is making progress. There are still aspects of the service delivery that I think need continued, focused work; but, much forward momentum has been achieved, and the people served are benefitting. The key point here is that things are moving in the right direction.

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