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Hicks feels she’s done ‘more with less’ as DA

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By ROB LARSON
Daily Press Staff Writer
Getting ready for the primary election on June 5, Janetta Hicks essentially sums up her first term as District Attorney for New Mexico’s Fifth District as doing more with less.
“During the course of my term we had to deal with a 12.5 percent budget cut,” Hicks said. “At the same time, over the last five years, we’ve had a 33-percent increase in cases. So we’ve had a lot of challenges, and we’ve met those challenges.” … For the rest of the story, subscribe in print and on the web.
According to Hicks, when the New Mexico Sentencing Commission recently performed a workload study based on the number of cases the DA’s office prosecutes. The study found that 32.4 attorneys were needed to appropriately handle the workload, making Hicks “literally understaffed by a third.”

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