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Nov 15, 2022

Energizing Arizona: community solar can inject billions into state economy

Not only should the Arizona Corporation Commission create a community solar program in Arizona, but it must also structure the program in a way that fosters real competition and allows outside investors to compete in our energy marketplace.

In this photo of the Sept. 20, 2018, Arizona Corporation Commission debate on KAET-TV are from left Rodney Glassman, Republican, Sandra Kennedy, Democrat, Ted Simons, host, Kiana Sears, Democrat, and Justin Olson, Republican. The candidates are vying for two open seats on the commission. (Photo by Howard Fischer/Capitol Media Services)
Nov 6, 2018

GOP Corp Comm candidates lead by less than 1 percentage point

The Arizona Corporation Commission will remain entirely red if tonight’s early ballot results hold true, but less than one percentage point currently separates first and third place.

Aug 17, 2018

APS withholds spending in Corp Comm primary elections

The state’s largest utility is staying out of the Republican primary race for two open Arizona Corporation Commission seats, risking a shakeup that could have serious ramifications for the company.

Aug 14, 2018

Corp Comm may take another look at deregulation

The Corporation Commission may soon take another look at retail electric competition, just five years after its last foray into the issue ended with a whimper.

Bob Burns explains why he was the lone vote against selecting Tom Forese as new chairman of the Arizona Corporation Commission (Capitol Media Services photo by Howard Fischer)
Jun 22, 2018

Judge’s decision in bribery trial opens door on larger probe

Gayle Burns will be allowed to testify in the so-called “Ghost Lobby” trial after U.S. District Court Judge John Tuchi determined the defense had opened the door to her testimony.

Former utility regulator Gary Pierce rushes past reporters last year following his initial court appearance. (Capitol Media Services photo by Howard Fischer)
May 31, 2018

Choice for jury in bribery case: dirty politicians or humble servants

The bribery trial of former Arizona Corporation Commissioner Gary Pierce and his wife Sherry Pierce is a clash of political paradigms.

Oct 24, 2016

APS parent company launches $1M campaign to support Corp Comm Republicans

The parent company of the state’s largest electric utility entered the Arizona Corporation Commission race, funding an outside group to support three Republican candidates for the regulatory body.

Oct 11, 2016

Democratic Corp Comm candidates side with Burns, push for APS investigation

The two Democrats running for the Arizona Corporation Commission showed solidarity with a current Republican commissioner over an outstanding investigation into a utility’s role in the 2014 commission election, telling voters electing the bipartisan trio the best way to push the investigation forward.

Mar 28, 2016

Tobin running to keep Corp Comm seat

Arizona Corporation Commissioner Andy Tobin will seek a full term on the commission in this year’s election.

Aug 18, 2015

Massive solar fee increase to be considered this year

Arizona Public Service will move forward with its proposal to more than quadruple the monthly fee charged to homeowners with solar panels now instead of waiting until next year when regulators will evaluate the company’s entire rate structure.

Jun 25, 2015

Attorneys for RUCO, Corp. Comm. debate method water companies use to increase rates

Lawyers for the Residential Utility Consumer Office and the Arizona Corporation Commission faced off in the Arizona Court of Appeals on June 23 to debate the constitutionality of a mechanism that allows water companies to recoup costs for infrastructure investments outside of a rate case.

Republican candidates for the Arizona Corporation Commission Susan Bitter Smith, Bob Burns and Bob Stump agree to return some Clean Elections funding
Sep 27, 2012

Republican Corporation Commission candidates violated rules, commission finds

Republican candidates for the Arizona Corporation Commission violated the rules by using hundreds of thousands of dollars that were meant to be spent in the primary to go after their Democratic general election opponents, the agency that runs the state’s public finance system agreed today.