Proposed Corp Comm Ethics Code Takes Aim at Lobbyists
January 4, 2018 | azcapitoltimes.com — The Arizona Corporation Commission may ban lobbyists from buying food or gifts for commissioners and require lobbyists at the commission to register with the state.
The lobbyist registration and gift ban ideas were floated in a recently released draft of a code of ethics by the commission, something the embattled regulatory body has been considering for nearly two years.
The code of ethics came as a response to years of public scrutiny of utilities’ influence over the regulators as millions in campaign money flooded commission races in the past two election cycles.
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