• Why we can’t have nice things in Arizona
    posted by Donna Gratehouse at 19 November, 2:17 PM  0 
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    The American Legislative Exchange Council, that’s why.

    “As the debate over subsidies, handouts, and cronyism for renewable energy continues, so too will the debate surrounding state-based renewable energy mandates. Fundamentally, forcing state citizens to purchase a product they may not be able to afford nor value is not the proper role of government. Unfortunately, there is more at stake than just a battle of political ideologies and the role of government in energy markets. Households in 29 states are and will continue to see higher electricity rates, lower economic growth and, subsequently, lower standard of livings without outright repeal of these crony capitalist policies.”

    Good lord what a load of gobshite that statement is. But alas, in January the 5 member Arizona Corporation Commission will be comprised entirely of Republican ALEC stooges who will lazily rubberstamp everything fossil fuel companies and utilities want. And while the Commissioners play Angry Birds and count the days until they can retire with a generous pension, the culture warrior ALEC members of the GOP majority in the Legislature will get right on the task of removing all that gay hippie solar investment from Arizona.


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    Donna Gratehouse

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    Bio: I grew up in Silver Spring, MD, and an adventurous streak led me to join the Navy. I moved to Arizona in 1997 after serving 10 years in the Navy to work in semi-conductor manufacturing. I got involved in national and Arizona politics in 2003. I ran for 2006 State Senate in Ahwatukee and was a Delegate to the 2008 Democratic National Convention. I now live in North Central Phoenix with my boyfriend, Mark, and our three dogs. I've been blogging for Democratic Diva since 2007 about local and national politics with a strong emphasis on women's issues.

    Website: http://www.democraticdiva.com/

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