FOG and 50+ organizations call for police records transparency

The New Mexico Foundation for Open Government joined more than 50 organizations in signing a statement that calls for states to enact reforms opening every aspect of the police misconduct oversight process to public scrutiny. FOG, the  National Freedom of Information Coalition, of which FOG is a member, and the Brechner Center for Freedom of Read More …

Sunshine in government

by Morgan Smith, FOG member Back on November 7, 1972 Colorado’s voters passed Colorado Initiative 9, better known as the Colorado Sunshine Law, a citizen approved statute that requires that any state or local governmental body that meets to discuss public business or to take formal action do so in meetings that are open to Read More …

PERA admits to OMA violation

An attorney for the state’s Public Employee Retiree Association admitted the board violated the Open Meetings Act at its May meeting. The admission came in response to a compliant FOG filed with New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas on Wednesday. See the letter here In a letter addressed to the Attorney General, PERA Attorney John Read More …