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 »
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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.
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 »
Lucy Mason and Vernon Parker, Republicans hoping to fill two vacant seats on the state’s energy and water regulating commission, say they have been libeled by a local anti-taxation group that sent a secretly funded campaign mailer slamming them and lauding two other Republican candidates.Read More »
The Arizona Free Enterprise Club’s secretly funded campaign backing Forese and Little continued this week with a folded four-page mailer that contrasts the APS-favored team with primary opponents Mason and Parker vis-à-vis “Obama’s energy agenda.”Read More »
Republican Corporation Commission candidates Lucy Mason and Vernon Parker escalated their sparring with the state's largest utility company today, essentially accusing APS executives of lying about their political activity. In a letter delivered to APS president and CEO Donald Brandt, Mason and Parker accuse APS of secretly funding the campaigns of their opponents in the GOP primary, Rep. Tom Forese and businessman Doug Little.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 »
In response to pointed questions raised by two Republican candidates, Arizona Public Service, the state’s biggest electricity provider, insisted that it has not contributed to campaigns for the Corporation Commission.Read More »
Two Republican candidates for the Arizona Corporation Commission are asking pointed questions to the head of Arizona Public Service, wary that the utility is secretly aiding their primary opponents in the race for seats on the regulatory agency.Read More »
The Republican primary race for the Arizona Corporation Commission became competitive last month, when former state lawmaker Lucy Mason announced she and former Paradise Valley mayor Vernon Parker would run on a slate for the two nominations.Read More »