FOG Applauds Supreme Court Decision enforcing IRPA

FOG filed amicus brief in the case SANTA FE – The New Mexico Foundation for Open Government (FOG) applauds today’s decision by the New Mexico Supreme Court limiting the scope of a provision in state law that shields certain law enforcement records from public disclosure. In the ruling, the state’s highest court said, “the Inspection Read More …

2020 Nominations for Dixon Awards

The New Mexico Foundation for Open Government (FOG) is now accepting nominations for the 2020 William S. Dixon First Amendment Freedom Award – given to those who believe in government transparency at the state or local level – and who have made significant contributions to casting sunshine (transparency) on government operations in New Mexico.  (See Read More …

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 …

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 …

Finding solutions together

by Susan Boe The COVID-19  crisis has shown how quickly life can change.  But it also has shown how much we need one another, that we are a community, looking out for one another, taking care of one another and being responsible for and to one another.  Because of that commitment to our neighbors, we Read More …