© 2023 KRWG
News that Matters.
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations

Gov. Lujan Grisham makes appointments to Public Regulation Commission


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has appointed a former state lawmaker and two policy experts to a powerful regulatory commission whose decisions directly impact the state's utility customers. She announced her picks Friday for the Public Regulation Commission. They are Brian Moore, Patrick O'Connell and Gabriel Aguilera.

A constitutional amendment approved by New Mexico votes in the fall gave the governor authority to appoint the commission from a list of candidates chosen by a nominating panel.

The governor also signed an executive order Friday creating a Native American advisory council to work with the commission, addressing concerns they lack representation before the regulatory body.