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The biggest crisis in Arizona is a leadership deficit

Arizonans have little reason for being excited about the 2022 election, even though the results of next year’s vote could mean the difference between saving or undoing our nation’s democracy.... 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»

Tribal leaders among diverse slate of Arizona electoral voters

Arizona Democratic Party Chair Felecia Rotellini said she wanted to choose electors who would “represent the diversity of Arizona, and the diversity of Arizona voters, as well as Arizona Democratic voters.” That included the three tribal leaders with “deep roots to our state.”... 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»

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»

What the Devil won't tell you

Orange Crush: Trump broke McSally, GOP's stranglehold on Arizona

It’s fine, Martha. You didn’t lose. Donald J. Trump beat you. He beat Lea Marquez Peterson's bid to replace you. He looks like he's electing Democrats Katie Hobbs, Sandra Taylor and Kathy Hoffman to statewide office.... Read more»1

Newman drops out of Corporation Commission race

Paul Newman, acknowledging that he's falling short in collecting nominating signatures, announced that he's dropping his bid to return to the Arizona Corporation Commission.... Read more»

Corp Comm candidates to debate Sunday in GV

Four Democratic candidates for the Arizona Corporation Commission — one of the most powerful elected bodies in the state — will debate Sunday afternoon, moderated by TucsonSentinel.com Editor Dylan Smith.... Read more»

Secretive nonprofits flourished — and succeeded — in 2014 state elections

Groups that don't disclose donors were more successful with TV ads than other political advertisers. ... Read more»1

Group: Energy-efficiency incentives can save billions for Az

Arizona households and businesses can cut electricity use by 21 percent and save $7.3 billion by 2020 if utilities ramp up energy-efficiency incentives, a public policy group said Tuesday.... Read more»