Transparency promotes economic development, research confirms.

With a struggling economy and the highest unemployment in the nation, New Mexico business leaders say it’s time for more open-government reforms. New polling finds that shedding a light on campaign finance reports, lobbyist spending, and political contributions would help to prevent corruption and build both public trust and investor confidence in our state.

Two-thirds of business leaders said greater transparency of political contributions and government contracts is needed in our state.

Crony Capitalism, Corruption and the Economy in the State of New Mexico
Committee for Economic Development

Poll: Biz Leaders Want Campaign Finance Reform

Business leaders more eager for reforms, poll finds
Albuquerque Journal