Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Regulator Says She Is Being 'Punished'.(Final)

Byline: Rosalie Rayburn Journal Staff Writer

PRC To Clarify View On Satellite Offices

An embattled commissioner defended on Thursday her proposal to open a satellite office staffed by a Public Regulation Commission employee for her district constituents.

Commissioner E. Shirley Baca called a staff request for commissioners to clarify their position on the issue "an attempt to punish me" for trying to serve her constituents.

"Obviously this is again another attempt by this body to say whether or not I can have an office in my district," Baca told commissioners and PRC staff at the commission's meeting Thursday.

A majority of the PRC members voted last week to block Baca's proposal. …

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