Aug 9, 2011

Block Faces "Symbolic" No-Confidence Vote

Jerome Block Jr.
KOB TV - Embattled Public Regulation Commissioner Jerome Block Jr. may now be facing a no-confidence vote from his fellow commissioners at a meeting on Tuesday. Late Monday afternoon, PRC Chairman Patrick Lyons told KOB Eyewitness News 4 that he planned to take up a vote of no confidence during a meeting scheduled for Tuesday and expected it to pass. Lyons said if it does pass the PRC will officially ask Jerome Block Jr. to resign. The request is largely symbolic and under the state law the commission has no authority to remove an elected member from the PRC. Governor Susana Martinez and the Democratic Party have also called on Block to resign from his $90,000 a year position but so far there has been no indication that Block intends to step down. Under the New Mexico Constitution, the only way Block could be forcibly removed from office without being convicted of a felony would be for lawmakers to impeach him. Read full story here: News New Mexico

No comments:

Post a Comment

Infolinks In Text Ads

Total Pageviews

Powered by Blogger.

Dont Forget To Follow Us

Blog Archive