The Arizona Free Enterprise Club has never shown much of an interest in who serves as Arizona’s secretary of state. That changed this year. So far, the conservative, free market advocacy group has spent nearly $480,000 in the three-way Republican primary for secretary of state, promoting Rep. Justin Pierce, R-Mesa, and attacking opponents Wil Cardon and Sen. Michele Reagan, R-Scottsdale.Read More »
Arizona’s energy regulators hunkered down this morning in front of an overflowing hearing room as users of solar rooftop panels urged them not to stifle the growth of residential solar in the state.Read More »
After several months of intense and expensive campaigning, Arizona utility regulators today begin formal hearings on a proposal by Arizona Public Service to drastically cut incentives to install rooftop solar panels.Read More »
The fight over Arizona’s solar energy incentives continues to ramp up as more groups enter the fray with highly charged public messaging campaigns.Read More »
The Arizona Corporation Commission is reducing incentives provided by Tucson Electric Power Co. for residential rooftop solar installations that generate electricity or heat water.Read More »
Arizona voters have selected the three GOP candidates running for the Arizona Corporation Commission over their Democratic opponents, meaning the five-person commission that oversees Arizona’s utility industry will be comprised entirely of Republicans.Read More »
Legislation aimed at barring the Arizona Corporation Commission from adopting renewable energy standards that are more stringent than what is currently in place is an unconstitutional power grab by lawmakers, the Commission’s lead attorney says.Read More »
A power struggle over who has the authority to set the state’s energy policies has erupted with a bill that would make the Arizona Corporation Commission answerable to the Legislature and governor.Read More »
The House Government Committee today approved a bill that would give the Legislature and governor final say over new rules and rule changes adopted by the Arizona Corporation Commission.Read More »
If you can’t beat them, pack up and move to a new district.
That’s the lesson that a handful of legislators are taking with them as they prepare to run in the new districts drawn by the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission.