Consumer Alert: California-led ballot measure means higher costs for Arizona families [Press Release]

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CONTACT: Matthew Benson
mbenson@veridus.com
602-570-7493

Feb. 20, 2018
Consumer Alert: California-led ballot measure means higher costs for Arizona families, lost jobs Statement from Arizonans for Affordable Electricity

“Arizona families and employers face a clear and present threat in the form of an initiative filed today for the November ballot. This proposal seeks to impose burdensome, California-style energy regulations on Arizona – meaning higher electricity costs and reduced power reliability for Arizona families.

“This initiative is bought-and-paid-for by out-of-state special interests – namely, liberal
California billionaire Tom Steyer. He seeks to hijack the Arizona Constitution in order to
benefit his 9-figure energy investments. Arizona families will get stuck paying the bill. “Worst of all, this initiative is cynically marketed under the phony guise of clean energy and public health. Yet a massive loophole specifically exempts Arizona’s 2nd-largest utility company. Don’t be fooled.

“Passage of this initiative would be a setback at a time when Arizona families and
employers are beginning to thrive following the Great Recession. Voters should tell this
bad idea to go back to California.”
– Matthew Benson, spokesman, Arizonans for Affordable Electricity

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