Republican candidates for the Arizona Corporation Commission appear to have embraced the strategy of avoiding debates, skipping at least four forums since the start of the general election campaign.Read More »
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The debate between the four candidates vying for two seats on the state’s energy and water regulatory panel touched on electricity costs, water infrastructure needs and federal regulations, before devolving into a yelling match over the involvement of the state’s largest utility in the race.Read More »
Races for the Arizona Corporation Commission typically get less attention than the body’s utility-regulating powers perhaps warrant, but many in the elections business say the details of the outcomes can be highly valuable.Read More »
Arizona households and businesses can cut electricity use by 21 percent and save $7.3 billion by 2020 if utilities ramp up energy-efficiency incentives, a public policy group said Tuesday.Read More »
A likely Republican sweep of the three open Corporation Commission seats means the commission that oversees the state’s utility industry probably will consist entirely of Republicans starting in January.
Ballots continue to be counted, and Democrats trail by significant margins but still hold out hope that the results will change.
Arizona voters have selected the three GOP candidates running for the Arizona Corporation Commission over their Democratic opponents, meaning the five-person commission that oversees Arizona’s utility industry will be comprised entirely of Republicans.Read More »
Trailed by her husband, Mikel, who carried a pink guitar case bearing the message “Tell the Right They’re WRONG,” Beth Weisser of Kingman arrived Sunday to serve as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention.Read More »
The results of last month’s Corp Comm drug tests came in yesterday and, as promised, the Republican commissioners and staffers who submitted to the screening made the results public.Read More »
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 »
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 »