Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Madrid Should Know Better.(Opinion)

EDITORIALS

Attorney General Patricia Madrid's handling of the Taos County grand jury investigation went from bad to worse last week. Madrid has been dragging her feet on the court-ordered investigation for months. Last week, she announced she has filed a motion to postpone the grand jury until after the legislative session, when she plans to ask for a special appropriation to pay for the investigation.

That was bad enough. But when she went to Taos to explain her decision to the voters who asked for the probe which a judge ordered way back in April she characterized it as "a goose chase."

The allegations against the Taos County Commissioners range from violations of the land-use code to financial misconduct. …

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