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Facts and figures on rooftop solar fee proposals (access required)

Solar industry advocates protest in front of the Arizona Corporation Commission office as the energy regulating body considers slashing a key solar energy incentive. (Photo by Evan Wyloge/Arizona Capitol Times)

Utility companies across the state are asking the Arizona Corporation Commission for changes to the way they handle solar customers. Some utilities are suggesting a change to the rate they pay solar customers for excess energy produced by rooftop solar panels, while Arizona Public Service is asking to increase its fee on solar users from $5 to $21 on average each month.

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Capitol Quotes: Sept. 17, 2010

“Jonathan Hulburd’s wife won’t give him the amount of money it would take for him to beat Ben Quayle.” — Sean Noble, former chief of staff to U.S. Rep. John Shadegg, referring to Hulburd’s wife, whose family owns household products giant S.C. Johnson.

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Loophole candidates (access required)

Eleven write-in candidates won the Green Party nomination in August, including a handful of “street people” who exploited a little-known loophole that allowed them to win the primary with only one vote. Now, some of those candidates, whom Democrats allege were recruited by Republicans, threaten to take votes from Democrats in key races.

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