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Why party-house legislation is needed

We want the community of Paradise Valley and local law enforcement to know that if they ever wish to consider the regulations proposed under SB1379, we stand ready to work with local officials and help ensure that residents can continue to make ends meet by sharing their homes responsibly. 

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Legislature proper place for energy policy

The Legislature is also a more transparent and approachable body than the Corporation Commission. Any proposed energy policies would be vetted by numerous committees between the two legislative chambers, with ample opportunity for comments from the public. Indeed, vigorous debate at the Capitol ensures better policy for all Arizonans. 

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Proposed energy rules would strengthen state’s competitive edge

The fact is that modern businesses do not consider investment in states that do not provide access to ample clean energy options. These rules, if adopted, will strengthen Arizona’s competitive advantage over its neighbors, keep energy costs low and predictable, and provide the long-term regulatory and market certainty businesses and utilities need. 

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Arizona voters want clean energy now

 The facts are clear: Arizona is in a climate crisis, and voters believe clean energy and zero-emission transportation are the solution. This message is more pertinent than ever – we cannot continue our fossil fuel dependence. 

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Parties at short-term rentals can be risky

Someone yelled, “Gun. Gun. GUN!!” My fellow Paradise Valley police officers hear me shout those words as I draw my sidearm. They pivot and catch the suspect with their flashlights. There’s a gun clearly visible in his waistband. 

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Who says buying politicians won’t help APS?

APS's $50 million investment in buying various politicians may pay off after all. The commission must dismantle APS's untouchable status in a rigged monopoly system by adopting retail electric competition rules and free the captive ratepayers from the shackles of a monopoly running amok.  

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