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Net Metering Missteps Provide Important Warning

Posted: October 16, 2013 at 11:30 am   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

The following blog piece is provided by John Grimes, Associate Director of PACE. Mr. Grimes joined PACE in August, 2013. For the past several years, PACE has been concerned about net metering programs and their impact on middle class consumers. These programs were created to give consumers a financial incentive to install renewable customer distributed generation, in […]

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The Tea Party vs. the Pundits—a Confusion of Ends

Posted: October 16, 2013 at 5:00 am   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories, Videos

The political punditocracy, both Left and Right, is heaping piles of abuse on Ted Cruz and the Tea Party Movement for having pursued a “doomed strategy” to get Obamacare defunded, thereby damaging GOP approval ratings. Karl Rove whines that a whole news cycle has been wasted. Tsk, tsk, tsk. The Leftist pundits are fairly gleeful over […]

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Tusayan Mayor Statement on National Parks Announcement

Posted: October 11, 2013 at 8:15 am   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

“I applaud the decision to reopen National Parks with state, local and private money, and want to thank the Arizona Congressional delegation, Governor Brewer and state officials who worked on our behalf to find a solution to the devastating local economic impact the shutdown caused. When the Federal Government shut down, the Town of Tusayan felt an […]

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Maricopa County Republican Committee Passes Net Metering Reform Resolution

Posted: October 8, 2013 at 12:00 pm   /   Arizona, Features, Politics, Top Stories

Last week, the Executive Guidance Committee of the Maricopa County Republican Committee (MCRC) passed a resolution strongly recommending that the Arizona Corporation Commission’s current net metering policy be abandoned. The MCRC consists of Republican legislative district chairs from Maricopa County. In their resolution concerning net metering, the MCRC acknowledged that net metering is a hidden subsidy that is passing along […]

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Tusayan Doubles Down on Pledge to Do What Washington Won’t

Posted: October 7, 2013 at 6:00 pm   /   Arizona, Elections, Politics, Top Stories

Recently, Greg Bryan, the Mayor of Tusayan, Arizona, sent a letter to the Director of the National Park Service, Jonathan Jarvis, asking him to reconsider the federal governments refusal to accept state, local, and private funds to keep the Grand Canyon open. Bryan has been busy helping lead the local effort to take the Grand […]

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Brewer, Tobin & Biggs: “Grand Canyon Should Not be Held Hostage”

Posted: October 5, 2013 at 10:49 am   /   Arizona, Elections, Features, Politics, Top Stories

From the Arizona Daily Independent:   The legislative leaders and the Governor have not seen eye to eye recently, but on Friday night, Brewer, Arizona House Speaker Andy Tobin and Arizona Senate President Andy Biggs scrambled to get a letter out to President Barack Obama to request immediate funding of America’s National Parks. Th trio […]

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Tusayan council and local businesses pledge $325,000 in hopes to reopen Grand Canyon National Park

Posted: October 3, 2013 at 11:05 pm   /   Arizona, Elections, Politics, Top Stories

Grand Canyon News By Clara Beard TUSAYAN, Ariz. – The town of Tusayan, which sits just outside the gates of Grand Canyon National Park, generated more than $290,000 in sales tax in October of last year. But the money won’t be coming in this year, thanks to the federal government shutdown. “Everyday, it impacts us,” Tusayan […]

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Feds to Arizona: Take a Hike

Posted: October 3, 2013 at 2:58 pm   /   Arizona, Elections, Features, Politics, Top Stories

After Obama administration refuses to let Arizona reopen the Grand Canyon, Tobin says the state will continue to look at ways to protect Arizona jobs and get the Canyon open again House Speaker Andy Tobin today issued the following statement on the closure of the Grand Canyon after speaking with officials from the U.S. National Park Service: […]

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Andy Tobin: Kirkpatrick Choose Obamacare Over Grand Canyon

Posted: October 3, 2013 at 10:00 am   /   Arizona, Elections, Features, Politics, Top Stories

In announcing bid for Congress, Arizona House Speaker says: “The truth is, I’m just sick of Washington, D.C.” In announcing bid for Congress, Arizona House Speaker says: 
“The truth is, I’m just sick of Washington, D.C.” Arizona House Speaker Andy Tobin announced his candidacy for U.S. Congress today, calling out Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick for voting […]

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