The resignation came soon after the disclosure of inflammatory comments by the Public Utility Commission Chair Arthur D’Andrea in a March 9 call with Bank of America utilities’ analysts. The call took place two days before he was to consider rescinding billions of dollars payment to utilities and included him boasting of his job security. His stance against repricing, including telling legislators he had no authority to order a change, helped sink a proposal this week to cut $4.1 billion from charges in the final hours of a deadly February blackout. However, the next commissioner can “correct prices” for power and services, state Attorney General Ken Paxton said in an opinion on Wednesday. A retroactive move for a certain period would likely be upheld in court if challenged, he wrote.