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Ex-Az utility regulator, lobbyist, owner charged with bribery

Federal prosecutors charged former Arizona Corporation Commissioner Gary Pierce, his wife, prominent lobbyist Jim Norton and utility owner George Johnson with conspiracy, bribery and fraud over what prosecutors lay out as a scheme to pay off Pierce in return for favorable regulation surrounding a special $18 million wastewater plant deal.... Read more»

Clean Elections looking into Corp Comm texts

Arizona election regulators have taken note of records showing that Corporation Commissioner Bob Stump was in regular contact with the campaigns of candidates he supported and a “dark money” group that helped get them elected, and they want to inspect those records themselves.... Read more»2

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Is solar living up to its potential in Arizona?

An interview with Tucson City Councilman Richard Fimbres (D-Ward 5). Also, Arizona Corporation Commissioner Gary Pierce, and Tom Collier, Buckmaster consumer affairs contributor.... Read more»

Rally slams Corporation Commission for solar incentive cuts

Environmentalists and solar industry leaders rallied Wednesday outside the Arizona Corporation Commission, saying they fear recent cuts to renewable-energy incentives will lead to future reductions that could harm the industry.... Read more»

Officials: More Az solar panels sign of growing green economy

Arizona ranked second in the nation in installation of photovoltaic solar panels in the quarter that ended in March, reported The Solar Energy Industries Association earlier this month. ... Read more»1

Palo Verde nuke plant opens new emergency center

In the event of an emergency at Arizona's Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station, plant officials and government leaders will now have access to a $13.5 million center that will help them respond and share information with the public.... Read more»

Immigration SB1070

Despite threat, Az official powerless to shut off LA's juice

If Los Angeles wants to boycott Arizona over its new immigration law, they'd better get ready to do so in the dark, one official says. But that may be an empty threat. ... Read more»5