Get smart with open government

The New Mexico Foundation legal review committee members along with two guest instructors spent a day training attorneys, journalists and interested citizens about open government legal issues during the group’s annual continuing legal education training program on Nov 3 in Albuquerque. The informative sessions focused on recent court decisions and controversies surrounding government transparency. Legal Read More …

Speak Up! Guidelines for developing viewpoint-neutral public comment policies

  A lof people around Albuquerque are talking about  the Open Meetings Act today after a controversial vote to once again fund the water utility authority’s  program that adds fluoride to the water supply without first notifying the public or listing it on the public meeting agenda as required by state law. When lawmakers declared Open Read More …

Building refuge for federal climate & environmental data

Join FOG at the University of New Mexico’s first ever #datarescueabq in coordination with DataRefuge. Learn more about the importance of preserving federal climate, land use, and other data. Following training, stick around with your own laptop and work to identify high value datasets and seed web pages for harvest by the Internet Archive. Note: The Read More …

Follow the Money

The New Mexico Foundation for Open Government is co-sponsoring three free Money in Politics data training sessions in New Mexico in February and you’re invited to attend. Trainers from the National Institute on Money in State Politics will teach you how to use the Institute’s pilot ”Anomaly Detection” tool, so you can produce your own Read More …