Arizona Corporation Commission Moving Forward On Ethics Policy

By Will Stone
Published: Sunday, December 3, 2017 - 5:05am

A long-running effort to develop an ethics policy at Arizona’s public utilities commission is moving forward.

The Arizona Corporation Commission still doesn’t have an official code of ethics. That may change next year, though. Commissioner Boyd Dunn said a draft will be available for public review by the end of the month. From there, commissioners will give feedback and try to fashion a policy for the agency.

The commission has been the center of ethical concerns in recent years, from conflict of interest violations to questions about dark money spending in recent election cycles.

Dunn says he hopes to propose “innovative solutions" that do not threaten the legal tenets they are bound to under existing law.

Commissioners are already subject to state laws regarding campaign finance or accepting gifts.

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