A litigious libertarian think tank has asked the president of the state’s largest utility to account for the company’s political activity, and specifically whether the utility’s customers have been funding its electioneering or lobbying.Read More »
For months, we heard the resounding warnings about how new Environmental Protection Agency regulations aimed at power generation could affect Arizona consumers and businesses. Now that the agency’s proposal has officially been released, it is clear that these warnings were not in vain, for the guidelines EPA put forth will leave our state and our country on the brink of economic calamity.Read More »
Money is the lifeblood of political speech, and in this election cycle, outside groups and dark money entities are doing most of the talking.Read More »
In a company blog, the chief of Arizona’s largest utility company lashed out at the political advocacy arm of residential solar companies and highlighted the Arizona Corporation Commission candidates the group is supporting.Read More »
For a dose of fear and loathing on the campaign trail, check your mailbox.
As early ballots started arriving by mail this week for the primary election, voters’ mailboxes are also filling up with another kind of election material — political attack ads.
The Arizona Free Enterprise Club has never shown much of an interest in who serves as Arizona’s secretary of state. That changed this year. So far, the conservative, free market advocacy group has spent nearly $480,000 in the three-way Republican primary for secretary of state, promoting Rep. Justin Pierce, R-Mesa, and attacking opponents Wil Cardon and Sen. Michele Reagan, R-Scottsdale.Read More »
My friend, Barry Goldwater Jr., paid spokesman for TUSK ("Tell Utilities Solar Won't Be Killed"), has spoken on the race for Arizona Corporation Commission, and his words are an incitement to hearty debate. I write in defense of the candidate I have endorsed, Doug Little, whose candidacy has elicited a degree of ferocity that is entirely disproportionate to his views -- which are mainstream -- and disrespectful of his values, which are stellar.Read More »
Arizona Public Service, the state's largest utility, today asked the Arizona Corporation Commission to let it to directly install solar rooftops on 3,000 homes to produce 20 megawatts of energy. If approved, the proposal would position APS to more forcefully compete with rooftop solar firms and potentially eat into their market share.Read More »
Arizona’s largest electric provider sits on the precipice of shedding its longstanding practice of neutrality in electing the regulators who set its rates and decide its profitability.Read More »
Two Republicans hoping to sit on the Arizona Corporation Commission lashed out June 25 at a decision by the state Department of Revenue to impose property taxes on leased solar panels.Read More »