The Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) is set for an Aug. 8 vote on Tucson Electric Power’s (TEP) latest rate hike request. This proposed 11.8% hike comes on the heels of the ACC’s decision to boost the monopoly utility’s “Purchased Power and Fuel Adjustor Clause,” which has already increased customer bills by more than $114 per year.
With efforts by one set of foes already rebuffed, the state's top Republican lawmakers are making their own bid to quash a new state law designed to shine a light on "dark money.''
Stephanie Pullman died on a sweltering Arizona day after her electricity was cut off because of a $51 debt. Five years later, the 72-year-old's story remains at the heart of efforts to prevent others in Arizona from having their power cut off, leaving them without life-saving air conditioning in temperatures that have topped 110 degrees Fahrenheit (43 degrees Celsius) on every day this month.
Gov. Katie Hobbs is demanding utilities tell her how they're prepared for record heat even though she has no legal authority to do so.
Confirmations of heat-related deaths continue to rise in Maricopa County amid a punishing hot spell with 110-degree Fahrenheit (43 degrees Celsius) plus weather persisting for a record 20 days so far.
The Arizona Corporation Commission voted to allow an expansion of Salt River Project’s Coolidge Generating Station to move forward over a year after it first rejected the project.
A plan to expand SRP’s Coolidge Generating Station is back from the dead after the utility agreed to make a substantial investment in the neighboring Randolph community – but the deal is opposed by some environmental activists, industry groups and even an SRP board member.
Most of us consider our pets part of the family. In fact, it’s probably one of the few social beliefs broadly shared by most Americans in our too-often-divided country. We don’t usually think of our pets as being political, but neither are they immune to politics. Indeed, many of the problems our pets face are broadly similar to the problems we face and the causes also bear a great resemblance[...]
Water is the lifeblood of Arizona’s future. Conserving this precious resource and all it provides is one of the most important issues facing the city of Scottsdale and all of Arizona. But Scottsdale Mayor David Ortega continues to waste time and city resources fighting a deal that will not cost Scottsdale anything to be good neighbors to the people of Rio Verde Foothills.
Watchdog fights to protect consumers, keeps tabs on utility companies and commission that regulates them
Phoenix resident Abhay Padgaonkar has worked as a fierce consumer advocate, fighting for the rights of those who struggle to pay their utility bills and keeping tabs on utility companies and the commission that regulates them.
The group that convinced voters last year to expose "dark money'' contributions to political campaigns wants a federal judge to toss a bid by a conservative advocacy group to kill the new law.
I’m proud to recognize our own U.S. Rep. Juan Ciscomani, who understands the commitment to good governance. Recently Rep. Ciscomani signed on to the TRUST in Congress Act, which would ban stock trading among members of Congress.