Their view: Taxpayers deserving of transparency

Paul Gessing is president of New Mexico’s Rio Grande Foundation. Here’s what he says about government transparency:

Their view: Transparency measure ripe for abuse

Tom Schatz, president of Citizens Against Government Waste, says a new initiative by President Obama would instruct contract officers to consider political donations.

Their view: Senate overdue for reform

Senate overdue for reform Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., on his push for sweeping procedural changes in the Senate: Over one year ago, after observing the unprecedented dysfunction in the U.S. Senate, I stood on the floor of the chamber and called on my colleagues to reflect on what this institution has become and what we […]

My turn: Government transparency should become normality

Government transparency should become normality Pete Campos, a Democratic state senator from Las Vegas and president of Luna Community College, writes about the need for more transparency in government: The public’s growing frustration with government is driven in large part by policy disagreements and evaporating revenue for important needs. The public has become distrustful of […]

Their view: Transparency in N.M. has made great strides

Transparency in N.M. has made great strides Sarah Welsh, executive director of New Mexico’s Foundation for Open Government, issued the following news release on Thursday, promoting the state’s new Sunshine Portal: Today is a red-letter day for transparency in New Mexico. When I became FOG’s executive director last year, one of the first things I […]

Their turn: State has made strides in transparency

Paul Gessing is president of New Mexico’s Rio Grande Foundation. Here’s what he says about transparency in government: “Over the past couple years New Mexico state government has made grade strides toward increased transparency. Citizens can now watch or listen to floor sessions and both Houses now have floor votes online. Even better, this session, […]

Legislature works on transparency, ethics measures

By Kate Nash: The Santa Fe New Mexican In the basement, the Senate in a late-night session was taking a major step to increase confidence in state government by voting to throw the doors open on some of the last closed meetings in the Capitol.

Bill seeks transparency on state spending

By Kate Nash: The New Mexican State expenditures would be displayed online and searchable under a measure the Senate approved Tuesday, one of a few moves that would increase transparency in the Roundhouse this year. Sen. Sander Rue, R-Albuquerque, who is carrying the measure (SB159), said it would make it easy for people to follow […]