Utah State’s Ryan Yonk: Same Soup, Different Bowl
2015-07-16
Koch-backed research fellow prepares to push misinformation in front of Ohio RPS study committee. Since being burned for a misleading op-ed that he wrote for Newsweek, Utah State University (USU) Prof. Randy Simmons is letting his colleague, Dr. Ryan Yonk, bat “cleanup.” But if Yonk’s work on behalf of Koch-funded organizations goes unchallenged, Ohio’s economy… Read more »
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The Only Way for Stump to Clear His Name: Produce the Text Messages
The Only Way for Stump to Clear His Name: Produce the Text Messages
2015-07-10
Commissioner Bob Stump must be praying that today’s examination of his state-owned iPhone 5 produces his text messages. Checks and Balances Project has presented powerful circumstantial evidence of coordination. The only way that Stump can clear his name is to produce the actual texts that prove he was not coordinating the August 2014 GOP primary… Read more »
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Can Chairman Stump Have it Both Ways? Only the Records Will Tell
Can Chairman Stump Have it Both Ways? Only the Records Will Tell
2015-07-1
In several news stories, The Arizona Daily Star on May 21, The Arizona Republic on May 22, Greentech Media on May 26, and Utility Drive on May 27, former Chairman of the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC), Bob Stump, complained that excerpts from text message logs his agency provided were “cherry picked” to suggest he was… Read more »
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Text Message Log Provides New Insights Into Stump Contacts
Text Message Log Provides New Insights Into Stump Contacts
2015-06-30
Today, we publish the entire, 240-page log of Arizona Corporation Commissioner Bob Stump’s text messages in a searchable format. We are also looking for the public’s help in identifying senders or receivers of text messages who we could not identify. Further analysis of the text message logs of Arizona Corporation Commission’s Bob Stump provides new insights… Read more »
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Checks and Balances Sends Final Demand Letter to Arizona Corporation Commission for Commissioner Stump’s Phone
2015-06-22
Watchdog Seeks Commissioner Bob Stump’s Phone to Access Content of His Text Messages June 19, 2015 – Checks and Balances Project (C&BP) announced today that it has sent a letter to the Arizona Corporation Commission to demand immediate access to Commissioner Bob Stump’s phone and other devices that use the (602) 647-0433 phone number. If the… Read more »
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Arizona Corporation Commission Chairman Susan Bitter Smith Could Provide Bob Stump’s Text Message Content – If She Wants To
2015-06-8
The Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) has firmly stated that the content of Commissioner Bob Stump’s text messages are no longer available. In fact, there are ways the commission can obtain text message content, detailed below. These are public records because they are related to Stump’s job as Corporation Commissioner, a fact that is further confirmed… Read more »
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Is TURN’s Relationship with California Utility Commissioner Mike Florio More Important than Consumer Protection?
2015-06-3
Checks and Balances Project did something yesterday we haven’t done before: we requested records from a well-known consumer protection nonprofit. In a letter to California’s The Utilities Reform Network (TURN), we asked the organization to voluntarily provide communications records with Mike Florio, a public utility commissioner under fire for ethical misconduct who had been its… Read more »
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