Four Million Americans, Including 113,709 Arizonans Signed AARP Petition Calling on the Senate and Congress to Act
For the second pandemic year in a row, AARP Arizona is hosting a virtual Day at the Legislature for members to hear from state lawmakers and AARP leaders on issues important to older Arizonans.
When Tom Doescher moved from Glendale to Phoenix a few years ago, his new utility provider, Arizona Public Service, presented him with a confusing choice of rate plans. Trying to determine which option was least expensive, he used APS’ own online tool. It was a costly mistake.
The Arizona State Legislature convenes for approximately 100 days every year – beginning in January and closing around Memorial Day. And, every year, AARP Arizona is involved in the legislative process by advocating for issues important to the 50+ population, including long-term care, caregiving, housing, transportation, and consumer protection, as well as by fighting to protect existing programs and services.
In 2016, it became apparent that Arizona Public Service (APS) was planning to be the first utility in the country to impose mandatory “demand rates” on residential electric customers. Demand rate plans include an extra charge that is based upon the highest level of energy demand at the customer’s residence during a specified time period the month of service being billed.
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