Judge’s ruling disappointing

The New Mexico Foundation for Open Government (FOG) is disappointed with Judge Joshua Allison’s determination today in the case NM Restaurant Association, et al., v. NM Department of Health, et al.D-202-CV-2020-04272. FOG believes that providing the public with access to information about the workings of government results in better government. The Inspection of Public Records Read More …

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 …