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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 Election Services Director Bo Dul puts the official seal on the Arizona Presidential Electoral Ballot after members of Arizona’s Electoral College signed the certificate Monday, Dec. 14, 2020, in Phoenix.

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»

Tohono O’odham Chairman Ned Norris Jr. during congressional testimony in February. Norris is one of three tribal leaders, with Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Gila River Indian Community Gov. Stephen Roe Lewis, on the slate of 11 diverse electors who will cast the state’s Electoral College votes Monday for President-elect Joe Biden.

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»

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

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»

About 30 protesters marched around the Arizona Corporation Commission building in Phoenix before an early September meeting on APS shutoff policy,

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»

McSally, in her concession video.

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

Paul Newman announces his withdrawal from the 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»

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»

Screenshot from an ad paid for by Save Our Future Now. Ads paid for by the group, a nonprofit that does not need to disclose its donors, aired nearly 1,400 times in Arizona during the 2014 election cycle.

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

Howard Geller, executive director of the public policy group Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP), authored a report saying that ramping up energy-efficiency programs would cut Arizona’s electricity use by 21 percent and save households and businesses billions by 2020.

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»