Panel picks finalists for appointed New Mexico Public Regulation Commission
3 Dec 2022
ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico’s governor will have nine candidates to choose from as she fills a powerful regulatory commission that oversees utility rates and will help chart the state’s course toward more renewable energy development.
A nominating committee voted unanimously Friday to forward the finalists’ names to Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham. It wasn't immediately clear how long the governor will take to make her appointments.
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Raising Local Labor Force ParticipationDec 1 2022
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