Penn State Confirms Professor John O’Neill Under Ethics Investigation
University Official’s Assurance Undercut by O’Neill, Raising New Questions It’s been three months since we began contacting officials at Penn State about potential ethics problems with School of Hospitality Management (SHM) Professor John W. O’Neill. On Jan. 9, 2017, a University official confirmed Conflict of Interest (COI) investigators are looking into questions we’ve raised about… Read more »
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Nevada Open Records Act Request: Commissioner David Noble
  Evlondo Cooper Checks and Balances Project 1820 N. Fort Myer Drive, Suite 510 Arlington, VA 22209   VIA EMAIL AND HAND-DELIVERY   August 25, 2015   Peter Kostes Public Information Officer State of Nevada Public Utilities Commission 1150 E. William Street Carson City, NV 89701   Dear Mr. Kostes: I am a Senior Fellow… Read more »
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Letter to TURN
  June 2, 2015   Mark W. Toney, Ph.D. Executive Director TURN—The Utility Reform Network 785 Market St., Suite 1400 San Francisco, CA 94103   Dear Mark: It was good to sit down with you while I was in San Francisco and learn more about TURN’s relationship with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and… Read more »
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Checks & Balances Project Calls On Arizona Attorney General to Investigate Anti-Solar Push Poll
Today, the Checks and Balances Project sent a letter to Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich asking that he investigate whether or not Arizona Public Service (APS) is connected with efforts by the Virginia-based Taxpayers Protection Alliance to conduct a door-to-door push poll designed solely to discredit the residential solar industry in Arizona. If APS is connected,… Read more »
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Virginia FOIA re Michael Karmis PhD.
September 29, 2014   Tarah Kesterson Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy (DMME) P.O. Drawer 900 Big Stone Gap, VA 24219   RE:  Request for records under the Virginia Freedom of Information Act   Dear Ms. Kesterson: My name is Scott Peterson. I am the Executive Director of the Checks and Balances Project, a government… Read more »
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