FOG signs statement on government Coronavirus emergency transparency and public access

The New Mexico Foundation for Open Government has signed a statement with 132 organizations, representing diverse constituencies and political ideologies, in signing a statement all agreeing democracy and democratic practices should not be obstructed in the interest of streamlining deliberations and decision making by our governing bodies in this time of crisis.  The National Freedom of Read More …

Transparency is the key to democracy

Democracy depends on a transparent government, yet despite the New Mexico Inspection of Public Records Act (IPRA) and the Open Meetings Act (OMA) — laws ensuring the public’s right to learn about their government through access to public records and public meetings — some government officials still regularly ignore the law. As the nation celebrates Read More …

New Mexico Foundation for Open Government Statement on the signing of HB 364

While the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government (FOG) appreciates Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s public expressions of support for transparency in government, only time will tell whether courts will construe the problematic provisions of House Bill 364 in the way the governor would like them construed or in the way they’re actually written.  FOG urges Read More …