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, […]
The Southwest Public Policy Institute (SPPI) has initiated legal action against the City of Albuquerque due to concerns regarding the transparency of records from its automated speed enforcement program. SPPI asserts that the records in question are public and there should be no hurdles in accessing them. The Institute believes there could be potential biases […]
Albuquerque, NM – The Southwest Public Policy Institute (SPPI), a non-profit organization dedicated to transparency and integrity in public policy, announced today that it has initiated a lawsuit against the City of Albuquerque and Ethan Watson, in his official capacity as the City Clerk, alleging violations of the New Mexico Inspection of Public Records Act […]
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 […]
The court’s decision to deny the motion to dismiss is a significant development that means the lawsuit will proceed.
Sunshine is a natural disinfectant: let it shine on every facet of government.
“Invoking this argument is a dangerous threat to transparency and our very democracy.”
A failure by a government body to acknowledge a request to inspect public records is equivalent to an improper denial.
New Mexico Foundation for Open Government Continuing Legal Education Seminar: “Transparency in Practice” to be held June 8 in Albuquerque. The New Mexico Foundation for Open Government (FOG) will host “Transparency in Practice,” a continuing legal education training seminar on Wednesday, June 8 at the Albuquerque Journal auditorium. The FOG continuing legal education course has […]
Originally published at the Santa Fe New Mexican on July 13, 2021. In Daniel J. Chacón’s article he alleges that members of Governor Michelle Luan Grisham’s administration have private messaging apps on their government-issued cellphones. I’ll call your bet and raise you: It’s not just the staff of the executive branch; it’s dozens of state agencies. They are using […]