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Arizona Public Service seeking additional capacity

In order to ramp up its peak capacity, Arizona Public Service Co. (APS) recently announced a request for proposals (RFP) to all technology sources. APS is seeking 400 to 600 megawatts (MW) in additional capacity.

Oswalt Law Group adds branch to expand its Arizona base

Phoenix-based Oswalt Law Group, which specializes in criminal defense, bankruptcy and personal injury claims, recently opened a new branch in Peoria, Arizona, to expand its client base throughout the state.

Paper Eskimo to build brand in Arizona, across Southwest

Paper Eskimo, a unique paper party supply company from Australia, is extending its reach to embrace Arizona and the Southwest with a regional brand awareness campaign.

Gosar-backed bill requires closer scrutiny of federal lawsuit settlements

U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) issued a statement following last week's House passage of the Open Book on Equal Access to Justice Act, which he co-sponsored with five fellow legislators.

TopLine Strategies names new executive VP of sales

Scottsdale-based software company TopLine Strategies recently named Bill Hoffman executive vice president of sales.

McSally steps up to protect Arizona economy by fighting EPA power plant rules

U.S. Rep. Martha McSally (R-AZ) stood up for Arizona’s rural residents’ welfare by joining in the House vote Tuesday to overturn two controversial Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rules concerning power plant carbon emissions.

Phoenix chamber committed to nurturing small-business sector

Several qualities make Phoenix attractive to small-business owners, who are helping to strengthen and expand the local economy, Todd Sanders, president and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce (GPCC), told Arizona Business Daily.

Gosar challenges EPA’s power plant regulations

U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) spoke out last week after the House passed two resolutions aimed at blocking the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) unpopular regulations for new and existing power plants.

Arizona Corporation Commission forces unregistered investment groups to make reparations

Following illicit investment schemes that caused Arizona contributors to lose more than $6.2 million, the Arizona Corporation Commission recently fined several individuals and their respective associated firms for misinformation and other acts of negligence.

Arizona Corporation Commission not letting distractions get in the way of work

The Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC), which functions in an executive, legislative and judicial capacity within the state, is staying focused on its work despite recent controversies swirling about the public office.

Franks supports amendment to protect U.S. power grid

U.S. Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) released a full transcript last week of his speech supporting his amendment to the North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act of 2015.

Tucson Electric Power to supply power to Navopache Electric Cooperative

Nonprofit, member-owned Navopache Electric Cooperative said last week it has signed a long-term contract with Tucson Electric Power (TEP) to deliver wholesale regular and supplementary power supply to Navopache.

Congress passes McCain, Flake Arizona interstate measures

U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) said last week he was pleased that Congress approved measures he co-authored with U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) to extend one Arizona highway and provide for a future thoroughfare.

Navy teams up with APS on microgrid backup power network in Yuma

To guarantee backup power in case of a grid disturbance, the Department of the Navy recently partnered with APS, Arizona's largest electric utility, to create a 25-MW microgrid network at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Yuma in Arizona.

Flake objects to reversal on $3 billion crop insurance subsidy

U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) recently objected to a budget bill provision in order to prevent extra subsidies from going to private companies associated with the federal crop insurance program.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona may exclude Abrazo Community Health as network provider

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ) said Monday that it will be forced to exclude Maricopa County’s Abrazo Community Health Network as a provider if a pricing agreement cannot be reached by the end of the year.

Arizona Corporation Commission endorses rail crossing upgrade in Surprise

An interchange study undertaken in 2014 has yielded benefits for Surprise as the Arizona Corporation Commission approved a public railroad crossing upgrade at the intersection of two major Arizona roads this week.

Quarles & Brady, Arizona Technology Council commend SEC crowdfunding ruling

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s recent decision to permit equity crowdfunding, in accordance with October’s Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, could open up an attractive option to Arizona businesses, Quarles & Brady LLP and the Arizona Technology Council said this week. 

Gosar wages battle on rulings that could slow domestic coal production

U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) issued a statement this week from Washington, D.C., following two committee hearings concerning rulings that could hurt domestic coal production.

Corporation Commission approves Farnsworth proposal, says ‘Arizona is open for investment’

The Arizona Corporation Commission voted on a proposal introduced by State Sen. David Farnsworth (R-District 16) this week in Phoenix that could make permit investment advisers who advise private funds exempt from licensing requirements.

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