Arizona legislators want control of state energy policy

Corruption news for Arizona, from the Arizona Capitol Times:

A bill co-sponsored by 30 Republican lawmakers would make any new policy guidelines or rule changes by the Arizona Corporation Commission subject to approval by the Legislature and the governor. Supporters of the proposal say it would help protect consumers from unnecessary surcharges. But critics say the plan threatens the growth of the state’s solar industry.

Also, the bill echoes lawmakers’ concerns over whether the five-member utility commission should have final decision-making authority rather than the 90-member Legislature.

Read the rest of the story at the Arizona Capitol Times.

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