Category: Regulatory Capture

Arizona Corporation Commissioner Andy Tobin Caught With Hand in Cookie Jar

Republican Commissioner Andy Tobin has been caught soliciting donations for a side job that he would do alongside his work at the ACC. Tobin’s solicitation calls into serious question whether regulated companies like Arizona Public Service could try to curry...

/ November 4, 2016

Groups Ask Indiana Supreme Court to Reconsider Legislative Public Records Case

Last month, in a 4 – 1 ruling, the Indiana Supreme Court agreed that APRA does apply to the General Assembly, but the Court still did not require disclosure of the correspondence.

/ May 19, 2016

Indiana Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Secrecy

Indiana Supreme Court ruled that the legislature is governed by the Access to Public Records Act but declined to force lawmakers to follow it - allowing communication between lobbyists and legislators to remain private.

/ May 4, 2016

Public Interest Groups Call on Executive Nominations Committee to Reject Michael Richard’s Appointment Over Communications between Michael Richard and Governor Hogan’s Office

The emails demonstrate that in just the first month of his appointment, Michael Richard, coordinated with his previous office on matters both confidential and restricted.

/ March 25, 2016

Louisiana State University Agricultural Center

Early in 2015, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center (AgCenter) released a booklet titled, “Solar Power for Your Home: A Consumer’s Guide.” EEI, the trade association for investor-owned utility companies in the U.S., paid LSU $49,701 to produce the report. Authored by...

/ January 21, 2016

New Mexico State University Center for Public Utilities

The New Mexico State University Center for Public Utilities (CPU) is housed in the school’s College of Business. The CPU relies upon EEI to help craft its training program. CPU’s website states that it “provides training programs and current policy issues...

/ January 21, 2016

University of Wisconsin Public Utility Institute

The Public Utility Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (WPUI) is another member-supported organization that is partially funded by “Sustaining Members,” which include the largest investor-owned utility companies operating in Wisconsin: Alliant Energy Madison Gas & Electric We Energies Wisconsin...

/ January 21, 2016