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The Line: Rethinking the Public Regulation Commission

1307 Line PRC Reform

August 16, 2019 – Gene Grant and The Line opinion panel look at the possibility of reshaping New Mexico’s Public Regulation Commission, currently an elected body that regulates utilities, telecommunications, and motor carrier industries. The governor and other state leaders are eager to narrow the commission’s scope and redefine how commissioners earn their seats.

Line Panelists:
Merritt Allen, Vox Optima
Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group PR
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, Affirm
Harry Van Buren, UNM Anderson School of Management

For Further Reading:

PRC may face major changes within year – Albuquerque Journal 

Anger at public utility regulators’ decisions, inaction fuels move to reform board Santa Fe New Mexican

Rethink the PRC – Think New Mexico

Web Extra: Solar Customers off the Grid

The Santa Fe New Mexican spoke with local residents who have set their solar panels up without connecting to the electrical grid. Will this change how the state treats future solar development? This week’s line opinion panelists tell us what they think.

Line Panelists:
Merritt Allen, Principal and Executive Director, Vox Optima, LLC
Dede Feldman, Former State Senator
Rob Nikolewski, Watchdog.org
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, Sanchez Legal Solutions