From The Associated Press
Auditor withdraws from PRC review
SANTA FE — The state auditor’s office has withdrawn from an audit of the Public Regulation Commission, saying the agency’s chairman tried to obstruct the planned examination of travel and other expenses.
The audit was prompted by allegations against PRC member Jerome Block Jr.
PRC Chairman Pat Lyons said Thursday he welcomed an independent audit. The commission will hire an outside firm to do the audit and the firm must be approved by the state auditor.