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Arizona Corporation Commission defends ethics policy as lawmakers gripe

The Arizona Corporation Commission is defending its efforts to show independence from utilities, despite lawmakers' complaints. ... Read more»

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Guest opinion

Is the ‘legalized corruption’ that let APS get its way over?

Arizona Public Service ratepayers have been complaining about electricity bills for the past four years, but now it seems APS no longer has carte blanche at the Corporation Commission - regulators finally made changes that have the utility threatening to sue.... Read more»

Arizona lawmaker takes aim at Corp Comm policy on campaign contributions by utilities

Legislative attorneys believe a Corporation Commission policy intended to restrict campaign contributions by utilities violates the Arizona Constitution, and the lawmaker who requested that opinion is hoping it will persuade the commission to change course for next year’s election.... Read more»

Glassman returns, again: Rodney in GOP attorney general primary

Rodney Glassman, the former Democratic Tucson City Councilman, is continuing his apparent quest to run for every elected office in Arizona, this time setting his sights on the Republican primary for state attorney general.... Read more»1

Arizona Redistricting Commission chooses competitiveness metrics

The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission has selected the tools it will use to determine whether the new congressional and legislative districts it draws are competitive, one of the criteria the Arizona Constitution directs the commission to use when drawing new maps.... Read more»

Arizona Corporation Commission votes to strengthen policies on power disconnection

On April 14 the commission voted 3-2 to preliminarily approve a package of measures regulating when utilities can shut off service for nonpayment. ... Read more»

Arizona electoral votes go to Biden, as Trump loyalists maintain he won re-election

Eleven presidential electors in Arizona cast their votes on Monday morning for President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. By Monday afternoon, as electors in other states did the same, Biden had won enough votes to clinch the presidency.... Read more»

Sentinel reader survey on election information

Help us report the news you need about the election in Tucson and Southern Arizona.... Read more»

Ruling sets up renewable energy fight between Az Corp Comm, lawmakers

The Arizona Supreme Court may have opened the door to allowing the legislature to overrule the Corporation Commission on renewable energy standards.... Read more»

Corp Commission write-in race won’t be settled until days after election

One of the biggest questions of the primary election, whether the Republican Party will cede a Corporation Commission seat to the Democrats without putting up a fight, may not be answered by the end of Tuesday night.... Read more»

Fresh air in Phoenix: ADEQ collecting data on CV-19 impact on emissions

The Phoenix area is famous for its warm spring days and wealth of outdoor activities, but it’s also known for something less flattering: some of the worst air quality in the country. ... Read more»

Analysis

Ducey budget is a better deal than GOP leadership plans

The State Capitol budget is on an election year fast track, and that’s OK. Republican legislators should pass Gov. Doug Ducey’s fiscal year 2021 budget recommendation as is, thus eliminating what has become a closed-door, drawn-out GOP budget process. Democratic legislators can protest with their votes against it.... Read more»

No money, no cooling: Shutoff of senior woman’s electricity leads to calls for reform

The death of an elderly Sun City woman after her power was cut off has prompted discussions with the Arizona Corporation Commission of a moratorium on disconnections during summer months.... Read more»

Shift of CBP officers has led to border slowdown that’s hurting trade

The Trump administration has moved border agents from ports of entry to dealing with asylum seekers, causing delays that leave some fearing economic impacts.... Read more»

Mexican ambassador expresses confidence new trade deal will get done

The Mexican ambassador to the U.S. said Tuesday he is confident final details can be worked out a new trade deal between the two countries and Canada, despite President Donald Trump’s sometimes disruptive border rhetoric.... Read more»

Ted Vogt out as Corp Comm director over conflict of interest

Ted Vogt, a former Tucson lawmaker, was pushed out as director of the Arizona Corporation Commission over concerns about a conflict of interest. His wife has been working for a PR firm for Arizona Public Service, a utility regulated by the state panel.... Read more»

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