Arizona utility regulator to hit APS with subpoena for political spending

By Ryan Randazzo | Arizona Republic

Utility regulator Sandra Kennedy said Tuesday she has ordered the preparation of a subpoena to reveal what Arizona Public Service Co. and its parent company have spent on elections going back to 2013.

The only Democrat on the five-member Corporation Commission said she expects APS and Pinnacle West Capital Corp. to comply with the subpoena, unlike a similar effort by Commissioner Robert Burns in 2016.

Like Burns, Kennedy wants to know whether APS was the source of $3.2 million in “dark money” used by political groups to help elect Republicans Doug Little and Tom Forese to the commission in 2014, as well as how much the state’s biggest utility spends on political efforts in general.

She invited her fellow commissioners to sign the subpoena.

“They can participate or not, I’m going forward,” Kennedy said. “Let’s get this done.”

READ ON:

 

 

Share this!

Additional Articles

Rose Law Group pc values “outrageous client service.” We pride ourselves on hyper-responsiveness to our clients’ needs and an extraordinary record of success in achieving our clients’ goals. We know we get results and our list of outstanding clients speaks to the quality of our work.

News Categories

Nikola keeps on truckin’

By Jason Keil | Phoenix Magazine (Submitted Photo) What short-selling did for GameStop didn’t work for Nikola Motor Company. After the electric vehicle operation announced

Read More »
February 2019
M T W T F S S
 123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728