By Jeremy Duda | Arizona Mirror
A new ad from the campaign for Proposition 127 alleges that Attorney General Mark Brnovich inserted biased language into the description of the measure that will appear on the ballot as a favor to APS, which is opposing the initiative.
As the election season heads into the home stretch, the campaign for a ballot measure that would mandate a dramatic increase in renewable energy use has largely shifted its focus from Proposition 127 to defeating Attorney General Mark Brnovich.
Clean Energy for a Healthy Arizona, the campaign committee for Proposition 127, decided to take aim at Brnovich’s re-election over the attorney general’s insistence on including language on the ballot that it considers biased. The proposition would require that Arizona utilities get 50 percent of their energy from renewable sources by 2030. The Attorney General’s Office inserted language into the ballot description of Prop. 127 stating that utilities will have to follow the new requirement “irrespective of cost.”
In an ad that began airing on television last week, the Clean Energy campaign accused Brnovich of aiding Arizona Public Service by changing the ballot language for Prop. 127 because of the $425,000 that the utility giant contributed to the Republican Attorneys General Association in 2014. RAGA ran television ads in support of Brnovich’s 2014 campaign.
“Arizona’s top election officials called it eyebrow-raising. You can call it corrupt. To clean up Arizona and lower costs, vote no on Brnovich and yes on 127,” the ad says.