Arizona lawmakers want delay on lucrative 50-year Hoover Dam power deals

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By Mary Jo Pitzl, The Republic

Lawmakers want to see the results of the first-ever audit of the Arizona Power Authority before the agency locks in 50-year contracts for low-cost hydropower.

As a state board is about to sign 50-year contracts for low-cost hydropower from Hoover Dam, two skeptical lawmakers are pushing for a harder look at the lucrative deals.

State senators Steve Farley and Kimberly Yee wrote the Arizona Power Authority last month, asking the five-member board to wait until the results of a legislatively ordered audit of the agency are released late this year.


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