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 »
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 »
This article by Howard Fischer was published in the Arizona Daily Star June 19th, 2015. PHOENIX — A watchdog group has been told it can’t examine state Corporation Commissioner Bob Stump’s text messages because they were deleted and the phone used to send and receive them was destroyed. The texts in question are believed to be… Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
This article by Laurie Roberts was published by The Republic on May 22, 2015. Excerpt: So, I see that the then-chairman of the Arizona Corporation Commission was playing digital footsiewith both an Arizona Public Service executive and the guy who runs a dark money group widely suspected of being a front for APS during last… Read more »
This article by Evan Wyloge was posted to the AZCIR website on May 20, 2015. Excerpt: Arizona Corporation Commissioner Bob Stump repeatedly communicated with the executive director of a “dark money” group that spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to help elect the candidates he backed, while also keeping regular contact with those candidates, their… Read more »
This article by Julia Pyper was published by Greentech Media on May 26, 2015 Excerpt: An investigation into Arizona Commissioner Bob Stump’s phone records found that he exchanged hundreds of text messages with a utility executive at Arizona Public Service, the head of a “dark money” group with ties to APS, and two pro-utility candidates in the… Read more »
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