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SPPI Expresses Concern Over Delays in Settlement Agreement Finalization

Albuquerque, NM — The Southwest Public Policy Institute (SPPI) today expressed its disappointment with the New Mexico Secretary of State’s office over the unexpected delay in finalizing a previously announced settlement agreement. Despite receiving verbal confirmation of a settlement, and a statement from Linda Bachman, Director of Legislative and Executive Affairs for the Secretary of State’s office, […]

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SPPI Reaches $22,000 Settlement With New Mexico Secretary of State

This announcement is also available as a PDF. Albuquerque, NM – The Southwest Public Policy Institute (SPPI) is pleased to announce that it has reached a $22,000 settlement with the New Mexico Secretary of State (NMSOS) in its lawsuit over an improperly denied Inspection of Public Records Act (IPRA) request. The case, which revolved around […]

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Judge Rules in Favor of SPPI Against Secretary of State’s Motion to Dismiss

The court’s decision to deny the motion to dismiss is a significant development that means the lawsuit will proceed.

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New Mexico Secretary of State: “IPRA Does Not Apply”

“Invoking this argument is a dangerous threat to transparency and our very democracy.”

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SPPI Files Lawsuit Against Secretary of State of New Mexico

A failure by a government body to acknowledge a request to inspect public records is equivalent to an improper denial.

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