Arizona Public Service

dark money, Proposition 211, Right to Know Act, Americans for Prosperity
Aug 7, 2023

Petersen and Toma in court filing aim to quash Prop 211

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.''

heat-related deaths, APS, SRP, Maricopa County
Jul 24, 2023

Utilities forced to change after death of woman when power cut off

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.

heat, Hobbs, utilities, APS, air conditioning, heat-related illnesses
Jul 21, 2023

Hobbs demands utilities tell her how they’re prepared for record heat

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.

heat, air conditioning, Salvation Army, electric bills, Phoenix
Jul 20, 2023

Homes become ‘air fryers’ in Phoenix heat, people ration AC due to cost

Temperatures have peaked at or above 110 degrees Fahrenheit (43.3 degrees Celsius) the entire month of July in Phoenix. Yet some people are cutting back on air conditioning, trying to bear the heat, afraid of the high electricity bills that will soon arrive.

dark money, Proposition 211, Voters' Right to Know Act, lawsuit,
May 1, 2023

Group asks judge to toss conservative advocacy organization’s attempt to kill ‘dark money’ law

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.

solar energy, electric vehicles, Rose Law Groupp
Apr 21, 2023

Bright future for EVs, renewable energy in Arizona 

The future looks bright for electric vehicles in Arizona, according to Court Rich, the co-founder, senior partner, and director of the Renewable Energy and Regulatory Law departments for the Rose Law Group in Scottsdale.  

Hobbs, inauguration, campaign fundraising, Livingston, Rogers, Mendez
Feb 17, 2023

GOP still pressing Hobbs on inaugural fundraising

Republican lawmakers continue to take aim at Democratic Gov. Katie Hobbs’ extraordinary inaugural ceremony fundraising. But their efforts might be limited to sending a message. In a letter sent earlier this week, Rep. David Livingston, R-Peoria, asked Hobbs to report information relating to inaugural funding. 

Southwest Gas, Arizona Corporation Commission, Southwest Energy Efficiency Project
Jan 17, 2023

Ignoring gas planning means utility customers lose

It is time for Southwest Gas to let the public in on its infrastructure plans before the Arizona Corporation Commission allows customers to be charged hundreds of millions of dollars that may have otherwise been avoided.

Jan 14, 2023

Hobbs’ leftover inauguration funds can be used on elections

Gov. Katie Hobbs collected nearly $1.5 million in donations from corporations and other special interests to cover the cost of her inauguration.

Oct 10, 2022

Arizona conservative groups oppose ‘dark money’ measure

In 2014, the state's largest electric company put $10.7 million into successful efforts to elect Republicans Tom Forese and Doug Little to the panel that has life-or-death control of how much the company can charge its customers.

Dec 8, 2021

Justices to decide ACC ‘dark money’ issue

The state Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether a majority of the Arizona Corporation Commission can block one of its members from seeking access to corporate records to see if the company is funneling "dark money'' into the campaigns of regulators. 

renewable energy, Arizona Corporation Commission, natural gas, nuclear energy, Lesko, Congress, California, Arizona
Sep 23, 2021

Clean energy means more jobs, not fewer

Arizonans understand the benefits of transitioning to clean energy. Working together, we can make this part of the Arizona we want.