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Employee alleges racial discrimination, ‘political bullying’ by Arizona Public Service

Posted by   /  September 7, 2019  /  Employment Law, Featured News  /  No Comments

Protesters against APS gathered earlier this summer outside Phoenix Art Museum./ Elizabeth Whitman By Elizabeth Whitman | Phoenix New Times In a damning complaint filed with the Arizona Corporation Commission, a self-identified Arizona Public Service employee said that the utility bullies its employees to vote in line with its interests, discriminates against minorities, and prioritizes […]

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Corporation Commission adopts ethics code, limits on campaign contributions

Posted by   /  July 12, 2019  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

State utility regulator Boyd Dunn July 10, 2019, at the Corporation Commission. Dunn wants changes to ethics rules to disqualify commissioners from voting on matters when they have received campaign help from someone involved in the case. /Capitol Media Services photo by Howard Fischer By Gary Grado | Arizona Capitol Times State utility regulators unanimously […]

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Political fight brews on Corporation Commission

Posted by   /  July 4, 2019  /  Energy and Environment, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Lea Marquez Peterson By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times The lone Democrat on the Arizona Corporation Commission is accusing its newest member of “using her office to advance her election chances.” In a filing at the commission, Sandra Kennedy said that Lea Marquez Peterson appears more interested in pleasing Gov. […]

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Ducey says Corporation Commission overstepping its authority

Posted by   /  June 17, 2019  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times Gov. Doug Ducey said Monday the Arizona Corporation Commission has been getting into areas beyond its constitutional authority to set utility rates. “There’s been a bit of mission creep,” the governor said. Dr. Vjollca Berisha, senior epidemiologist with the Maricopa County Department of Public […]

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Proposed law would curb Corporation Commission’s subpoena power

Posted by   /  April 16, 2019  /  Government and Politics, Legislature 2019 Regular Session  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times State lawmakers are moving to curb the ability of regulators to seek documents from some private companies because of a fight with one firm that doesn’t want to cough up the information. SB 1145, given preliminary House approval Monday, would allow anyone who gets […]

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APS admits spending millions in 2014 election of energy regulators

Posted by   /  March 30, 2019  /  Energy and Environment, Featured News, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

APS and Pinnacle West, its parent company, for years fought efforts by regulator Bob Burns to force disclosure of spending in 2014. By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times The state’s largest electric utility admitted late Friday that it gave $10.7 million to organizations that spent heavily in the 2014 race […]

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Talks of electric retail deregulation begin again in Arizona

Posted by   /  December 14, 2018  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

  By Katie Campbell | Arizona Capitol Times The Arizona Corporation Commission has restarted talks of electric retail competition five years after a similar effort fell flat. Much has been said about what this could mean for the state’s publicly regulated utilities, like Arizona Public Service, but it is customers who stand to gain – […]

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Corporation Commission attorneys seek to block Burns’ bid to expose APS election spending

Posted by   /  November 14, 2018  /  Energy and Environment, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times Attorneys for members of the Arizona Corporation Commission told a judge Tuesday he should block a bid by one of the panel’s members to investigate whether financial help they got or are suspected of getting from Arizona Public Service for their elections tainted their […]

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Republicans retain lead though race tightens for Arizona Corporation Commission seats

Posted by   /  November 9, 2018  /  2018 Elections  /  No Comments

  By Ryan Randazzo | Arizona Republic Republicans Justin Olson and Rodney Glassman continued to lead the race for two seats on the Arizona Corporation Commission on Thursday following new vote totals reported by the Secretary of State’s Office. But Democrat Sandra Kennedy moved closer to Glassman in the race. Glassman and Olson have led […]

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[SCOOP] The bright side of the Corporation Commission action related to Johnson Utilities

Posted by   /  November 8, 2018  /  Featured News, Real Estate  /  No Comments

Rose Law Group Reporter Staff The Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) Tuesday issued an order that paves the way for continued growth in north-central Pinal County. When EPCOR and commission staff first approached the ACC just a few short weeks ago, they were jointly proposing a blanket moratorium stopping all new sewer and water interconnections into the […]

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