Corp Comm attorneys contest Burns’ bid to expose APS election spending
Attorneys for members of the Arizona Corporation Commission told a judge Tuesday he should block a bid by one of the panel's members to investigate whether financial help they got or are suspected of getting from Arizona Public Service for their elections tainted their vote to allow the company to collect more money from customers.
Judge can’t tell lawmakers how much money to give schools, attorney says
An attorney for the state is telling a judge she has no legal right to tell the Legislature it isn't providing enough money for school construction and repair.
Regulator sues to void rate increase approved for utility
Calling the process illegal, a utility regulator is asking the Arizona Supreme Court to void last week's vote giving the state's largest electric utility permission to immediately charge its customers an extra $7 a month.
Judge insists he can decide extent of commissioner’s powers
In an extensive ruling Monday, Judge Daniel Kiley rejected arguments by Arizona Public Service that he is legally powerless to intercede in what the company contends is a dispute among Arizona Corporation Commissioners.
Lawmakers: Judge can’t force extra K-12 spending
Arizona lawmakers are asking the state Court of Appeals to rule that a trial judge acted illegally in ordering them to immediately cough up an extra $317 million for public schools and even more next year and beyond.
Lawmakers: ‘Impossible’ to repay schools money illegally shorted
Saying it’s impossible and would wreck the budget, attorneys for state lawmakers are urging a judge to reject a request by Arizona schools for more than $1 billion in inflation funding they were not given.
Schools, lawmakers argue in court over repayment of illegal budget cuts
Calling it fiscally “impossible,” an attorney for lawmakers told a judge on Monday she should reject a bid by schools to get back the money the state illegally withheld from them for years.
Analysis shows state could face big deficit in wake of school inflation ruling
A state budget analysis shows that Friday’s decision on school inflationary funding by Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Katherine Cooper could send the state into a severe fiscal jam at a time when revenue collections are falling short of expectations.