Appeals Court Rules Email Address In Government Documents Are Public Records

The New Mexico Court of Appeals on Jan. 31, 2020, confirmed a district court ruling that email addresses of applicants for hunting licenses are public records subject to disclosure under the Inspection of Public Records Act (IPRA). The case stems from a 2017 IPRA request made by former Land Commissioner Aubrey Dunn to the Department Read More …

FOG welcomes new board members

The New Mexico Foundation for Open Government has elected four new members to its Board of Directors.  They are: Billie Blair of Santa Fe, Heather Ferguson of Albuquerque, Jessica Onsurez of Carlsbad and Kristelle Siarza of Albuquerque. Billie Blair is a consultant in media and marketing, previously serving as Associate Publisher and Editor of the Read More …

Giving Tuesday

The New Mexico Foundation for Open Government thanks everyone who donated to us on Giving Tuesday. Every little bit helps. We are a lean organization run largely with the volunteer help of attorneys, business, media and other professionals committed to protecting the state’s open meetings and open records act. For 30 years we have been Read More …

Register here for 2019 CLE

“Lifting the FOG on Public Records Access” is the title for FOG’s 2019 Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Seminar set for Dec. 4, 2019, at the Albuquerque Journal Auditorium, 7777 Jefferson St. NE, in Albuquerque, beginning at 9 a.m. Register here Cost $200 for members, $250 for nonmembers, $50 for students with a valid ID

2019 Dixon Award Luncheon

It was standing ovations for two veteran New Mexico reporters honored with lifetime achievement awards at the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government’s 30th-anniversary celebration held in conjunction with the annual William S. Dixon First Amendment Luncheon on Oct. 2, 2019. Approximately 300 New Mexicans filled the main ballroom at the Marriott Uptown to honor Read More …