Sandra Kennedy

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Nov 3, 2022

Obama rally speakers bash ‘dangerous’ GOP ticket, limit praise of Hobbs

Former President Barack Obama made his first appearance in Arizona this election cycle on Wednesday to rally support for the Democratic ticket and asked voters from all parties to reject Trump endorsees. 

Aug 6, 2021

Primaries 1-year away, races taking shape

Legislative and congressional districts could change dramatically after redistricting, and some newcomers and incumbents alike are waiting to see what the new districts look like before they decide whether to jump into a race.

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.

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.

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Oct 26, 2020

State must modernize energy rules by increasing renewable standards

Arizona utility regulators did a big thing recently, though it largely went unnoticed. They should be commended for coming together in bipartisan fashion to support a plan that has the potential to help facilitate Arizona’s energy demands while creating local jobs and saving consumers hundreds of millions of dollars. Arizona Corporation Commissioners Bob Burns, Boyd […]

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.

May 12, 2020

Corporation Commission, APS can still provide long-term relief

Arizona Public Service recently presented a $16 million proposal to the Arizona Corporation Commission to provide relief on utility bills for APS ratepayers who were financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The plan, while imperfect, was carefully designed to provide financial assistance to unemployed individuals and small businesses with the greatest need. Consumer and energy […]

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.

Sep 30, 2019

Regulators take utility disconnection rules under consideration

State utility regulators are trying to determine how hot is too hot – and least when it comes when blocking electric companies from shutting off the power to customers.

Sep 5, 2019

Utility regulators, APS boss spend all day in a verbal joust

After more than five years as one of the most influential behind-the-scenes players in Arizona politics, Don Brandt took center stage at the Arizona Corporation Commission on September 4 to answer questions about shut offs and political spending, among other topics.