Governor’s power grab is approved by Democrat lawmakers

Santa Fe, NM– The Governor’s unconstitutional power play to strip the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission (PRC) of their ability to protect utility rate payers in the state passed the House of Representatives. House Bill 11, sponsored by Nathan Small (D-Las Cruces), a measure that would reorganize the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission (PRC) and provide the Governor with veto power in appointing the elected body’s Chief of Staff. Currently the PRC is an elected body in New Mexico and has recently been the subject of a lawsuit from Governor Lujan Grisham’s administration based on differing views on the implementation of the New Mexico Green New Deal otherwise known as the ETA.

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