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Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011

When people move from jobs as regulators to jobs in the regulated industry and vice versa, the relationship between the regulated and the regulator can become too cozy.  An article in today's San Francisco Examiner reports, "Consumer advocates and a Peninsula lawmaker have raised questions about whether a revolving door exists between California Public Utilities Commission and the company it is supposed to regulate."

Reporter Katie Worth discussed the issue with Center Senior Fellow in Government Ethics Judy Nadler, who commented:

“The perception to the public is that insiders are making all the decisions and they’re all looking out for one another because they’re all interconnected,” she said.


 

Tags: regulation