The discussion of the marijuana incident and Pierce's proposed response to it became more public than originally planned because Newman seemingly intended to skip the staff meeting.Read More »
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After marijuana was discovered in a bathroom in a restricted area of the Arizona Corporation Commission offices, Chairman Gary Pierce today asked his fellow commissioners to consent to drug tests and a search of their offices by a drug-sniffing dog.Read More »
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Escaping his ‘comfort zone:’ How an experience in Rio and a Vince Lombardi quote led Justin Pierce to a House seat
Justin Pierce remembers when the calls started coming in.
Former House Speaker Kirk Adams had officially announced his resignation and the precinct committeemen for Legislative District 19 were beginning their search for a replacement. Pierce, a labor attorney, son of Arizona Corporation commissioner and former state lawmaker Gary Pierce, a grassroots activist and generally affable guy, was on their list of people they’d like to see in the House seat.
LD19 committeemen nominate 3 potential replacements for Adams, send picks to county board for final selection
After more than three hours of discussion, debate and voting, three potential replacements for former House Speaker Kirk Adams were chosen.Read More »
Relying on federal officials to certify that proposed transmission lines and power plants meet environmental requirements would help the Arizona Corporation Commission consider such projects faster, a state lawmaker contends.Read More »
In the event of an emergency at the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station, plant officials and government leaders will now have access to a $13.5 million center that will help them respond and share information with the public.Read More »
The Republican dominance of statewide contests appeared to include two seats on the Arizona Corporation Commission. Republicans Brenda Burns and Gary Pierce held comfortable leads over two Democrats, two Green Party candidates and a Libertarian.Read More »
Even though Arizona’s population has remained stagnant since the onset of the economic recession, Gary Pierce says members of the Arizona Corporation Commission should be planning as far as half a century into the future to be ready for the growth that will happen.Read More »
In seeking a seat on the Arizona Corporation Commission over Democratic rivals, Scottsdale Republican Brenda Burns is touting her private-sector experience, going back 30 years when she and her former husband ran an optometry business.Read More »