N.M. Senate Bill Seeks To Codify Court Of Appeals Decision

The Senate Public Affairs Committee today gave a do pass recommendation to a bill which clarifies language in the New Mexico Inspection of Public Records Act (IPRA) and makes it clear that noncompliance with IPRA carries damages. Sen. Jacob Candelaria District 26 (Bernalillo County) introduced SB 285 which adds language to the current law spelling Read More …

Effort to restrict public records access proposed — Threatens Public’s Right to Know

A New Mexico state senator has pre-filed a bill that would significantly limit access to public records in New Mexico and threaten the public’s right to know. Senate Bill 232, introduced by Sen. Pat Woods (District 7, consisting of Quay County and parts of Curry and Union Counties), would sharply eliminate access to public records, Read More …

Lift the FOG advertising campaign launches

The New Mexico Foundation for Open Government (NMFOG) announced today the launch of the “Lift the Fog” advertising campaign. The launch coincides with the new year and the 2019 Legislative session. The “Lift the FOG Campaign,” includes a series of newspaper, outdoor and digital and social advertising that conveys NMFOG’s commitment to transparency.  Plans are Read More …

NMFOG extends deadline

The New Mexico Foundation for Open Government (NMFOG) has extended the deadline for submission of proposals for lobbying and legislative advocacy services. All proposals must be in writing and delivered by mail to NMFOG’s Executive Director, Melanie J. Majors, at 2333 Wisconsin St. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110 or by email to director@nmfog.org.  All proposals must Read More …

NMFOG Welcomes New Board Members

Albuquerque, N.M. — The New Mexico Foundation for Open Government has elected three new members to its Board of Directors. Mary Ann Armijo is the general manager of iHeart Media in Gallup where she manages four stations and a multi-million-dollar budget. She is Chair-elect of the New Mexico Broadcasters Association, the current president of the Read More …

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APPEALS COURT SIDES WITH NMFOG IN HOLDING THAT PUBLIC ENTITIES WHO PROVIDE INCOMPLETE IPRA RESPONSES MAY HAVE TO PAY DAMAGES

In a significant case shining light on enforcement of the Inspection of Public Records Act (IPRA), the New Mexico Court of Appeals on Monday reversed a lower court ruling and sided with the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government.  The Court’s ruling states a public entity that provides an inadequate response to an IPRA request Read More …