Based on another reader tip, Checks and Balances Project has learned the national Realtor lobby is now bringing its misinformation campaign to residents and elected officials in Visalia, California, ahead of an official request to determine the future of PACE for area homeowners.
C&BP demanded answers to possible collusion by members of the Kern County Board of Supervisors with the realtor’s lobby before the Board killed a popular program that homeowners use to finance improvements.
A Cover-Up of Play-to-Play Academic Research? We received an anonymous tip from a concerned member of Penn State community that raises a new question about how the relationship between Vice President Neil Sharkey, College of Health and Human Services Dean Ann C. “Nan” Crouter and School of Hospitality Management (SHM) Professor John W. O’Neill may… Read more »
Morningstar Dismissed Misconceptions, Yet U.S. Senator Tom Cotton and Others Take Up the Cause of the Mortgage Bankers and Real Estate Lobbies Over the years, Checks and Balances Project has investigated special interest lobbies, often aligned with government officials, working to preserve and grow powerful, incumbent industries and block the growth of energy efficiency and… Read more »
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 »
Romney as Audit Chair Saw Marriott Son of BOSS Shelter Defy IRS Bloomberg Pro By Jesse Drucker – Feb 23, 2012 12:01 AM ET Mitt Romney has long had close ties to hotel operator Marriott International Inc. (MAR) The candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, whose full name is Willard Mitt Romney, was named after… Read more »
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Excerpt from The Arizona Republic (10/27/15): “Our View: Corporation Commission must learn to love disclosure” Arizona Corporation Commissioners Doug Little and Tom Forese consistently have refused to distance themselves from Arizona Public Service, which is widely believed to have backed their campaigns
Review Of Net Metering Studies Finds Utilities Underpaying For Solar Electricity
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 »