Saturday, July 18, 2015

AZ Corporation Commissioners "wish" utilities would not get involved in elections

That's the gist of the editorial board of The Republic/azcentral.com. To their credit, the board tells the ACC that wishing that APS would not get involved in the '16 election the same way they got into the 14 election is not enough. The two commissioners so far unsullied, Bob Burns and Susan Bitter Smith, need to force APS disclosure of its campaign spending. That's the weapon that ACC can use to prevent such egregious corruption in the future. They just have to pull the trigger. If they do not, then they will be viewed as helping to cover up possible criminal activity by the entities the ACC is supposed to be regulating. And then the entire ACC becomes untrustworthy and its decisions all suspect. We deserve better. But then again, "we" should not complain. "We" voted for them.

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