Arizona’s Utility Commission has no way to enforce its ethics code. That’s a problem.
When newly elected Arizona Corporation Commissioner Kevin Thompson traveled to New York to meet with Wall Street investors in January, Thompson discussed several topics related to Arizona’s utility regulatory environment. He tweeted about the trip after he returned.
What Thompson likely did not realize at the time was the cascade of events that would follow, including a renewed call by one of Thompson’s fellow commissioners in October to revamp the commission’s code of ethics.