ISC Responds to FOG’s Request; Releases Gila River Flows Spreadsheet

The New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission has made an unlocked Excel spreadsheet model of the Gila River flows available on their public website, at the request of FOG.  To read the correspondence between FOG and the ISC, please visit our letters and memorandum page here. To view and download the Gila River flow spreadsheet from the Read More …

AG releases portion of HSD audit to FOG

FOG calls on Department of Human Services and Attorney General’s office to release full report On Friday, December 26, the New Mexico Attorney General’s office released a portion of the behavioral health audit report to the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government after being ordered to do so by a Santa Fe district court judge. Read More …

Judge Denies Disclosure of Full HSD Audit, Grants Access to PMS Report

A judge has again denied the release of the full Behavioral Health Audit Report, but has decided that the portions pertaining to Presbyterian Medical Services be made available in accordance with IPRA. Read the Full Decision Here. FOG remains diligent in its efforts to protect the public’s right to know, seeking full transparency with regard Read More …

Transparency is Good for the Economy

Open Government Generates Growth in the Private Sector: Day in and day out, the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government (FOG) is on the front lines, supporting the public’s right to know.  FOG has been educating, advocating and litigating for transparency and accountability in our government for almost 25 years. So what?  Why should you Read More …

Investigative journalists stop in Albuquerque for transparency tour

Investigative journalists from Lebanon, Hungary, Cambodia, Croatia, Rwanda and Malaysia this week heard Albuquerque Journal reporter Mike Gallagher and FOG executive director Susan Boe talk about using public records to create important stories.   The journalists were brought to the United States by the State Department as part of its democracy and transparency program.  They Read More …

Giving Tuesday is December 2, 2014

Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday and now Giving Tuesday We have a day for giving thanks, days for scoring deals, and now we have a day dedicated to giving back! This Tuesday, pledge to support nonprofits and charities by coming together with family, friends and coworkers to make a gift that will Read More …

African Journalists Hear First Amendment Lecture

The Albuquerque Journal and FOG welcomed guests to discuss investigative journalism, freedom of the press, and open records and meetings laws on Friday. The Edward R. Murrow Program for Journalists brought visitors from the French-speaking region of Africa to New Mexico to learn more about journalism in America.  The group of travelers was part of Read More …

Winston Brooks never received APS investigation report

(Albuquerque)–Today the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government received a response from the Albuquerque Public School Board in connection with its Inspection of Public Records request filed on September 18.  In its most recent IPRA request, FOG sought: 1) any documents reflecting how or when the investigation report issued by Agnes Padilla was provided to Read More …

APS delivers new documents to FOG in connection with Brooks report

On Tuesday, September 16, 2014, the Foundation for Open Government received a further response to the Inspection of Public Records Act (“IPRA”) request it filed last month with the Albuquerque Public School Board for the investigation report and related documents about  Superintendent Winston Brooks. On  August 25, APS public records custodian Rigo Chavez denied FOG’s Read More …

FOG talks transparency with international visitors

Representatives from five Latin American countries–Argentina, Costa Rica, Honduras, Peru and Paraguay–stopped in Santa Fe today (September 19) as part of their “transparency tour” through the United States. The visitors, which included journalists, a public official, an attorney and executives of NGOs, were part of the International Visitor Leadership Program sponsored by the Bureau of Read More …