Justin Olson

Nov 19, 2021

Border top issue for statewide GOP hopefuls

Republicans running for Senate are sticking to the same simple message about border security – the border is a mess, President Biden is to blame and a return to former President Trump’s approach is needed. 

Oct 13, 2021

Justin Olson enters crowded GOP field for US Senate race

Justin Olson, a Republican on the state's utility regulation board, announced Wednesday he's running for the U.S. Senate, becoming the fifth major candidate looking to take on Democrat Mark Kelly in one of the nation's top 2022 Senate contests.

renewable energy, Arizona Corporation Commission, natural gas, nuclear energy, Lesko, Congress, California, Arizona
May 14, 2021

Rudderless leadership on energy hurts Arizona ratepayers

The last commission meeting was a troubling example of failed leadership. Márquez Peterson now has a choice. She can double down on her mistake at the expense of Arizona’s future, or she show real leadership by putting the original Rules up for reconsideration in the next few weeks—and take the do over.

May 13, 2021

Regulator scorned for vote on energy rules

Clean energy advocates in Arizona watched four years of work essentially go down the drain as the Arizona Corporation Commission killed its own standards the body had initially approved several months earlier.

Mar 19, 2021

Bill targeting Corp. Comm. likely dead

A bill that would allow any lawmaker to request the attorney general investigate a decision from the Arizona Corporation Commission appears to be dead in its chamber of origin.

Feb 2, 2021

Bill gives Legislature some control of utility regulators

The Arizona Corporation Commission may be the next branch of government that legislators can force the Attorney General to investigate.

Aug 5, 2020

Write-in candidate makes Corp Comm ballot

Democrats won't get a free seat this year on the Arizona Corporation Commission.

Aug 4, 2020

Three Democrats, Two Republicans, write-in candidate advance in Corp Comm primary

All five candidates seeking a seat on the Arizona Corporation Commission advanced to the November election, as expected, but it’s still too soon to tell if a Republican write-in candidate will join them.

Jul 31, 2020

3 utility regulators block Arizona’s path to clean energy

The July 30 meeting was the last opportunity this year for this elected and appointed commission to pass clean energy rules in 2020, due to the length of the rules process.

Jan 14, 2020

APS boss promises no more campaign cash for regulators

The new CEO of Arizona Public Service Co. vowed today the company, its parent company, Pinnacle West, and other known affiliates won’t spend money on campaigns for utility regulators while he’s in charge.

Dec 13, 2019

New APS boss apologizes for misguiding customers on rates

The new Arizona Public Service CEO offered a mea culpa before the Arizona Corporation Commission on December 11 over a faulty rate comparison tool that misguided 10,000 customers about the most cost-effective rate plan.

Dec 4, 2019

APS CEO, staff to appear before Corporation Commission

It took the former CEO of APS roughly 10 years to answer questions at the Arizona Corporation Commission and it’s taken less than one month for his successor to do the same.