Candidates for governor pledge transparency

Candidates for governor of New Mexico in 2018 are on the record in support of the public’s right to know. Republican Steve Pearce joined Democrats Jeff Apodaca, Joseph Cervantes, Peter DeBenedittis, and Michelle Lujan Grisham at NMFOG’s first ever Sunshine Week Open Government Candidate Forum focused solely on open government issues on Sunday afternoon at Read More …

NMFOG Names Karen Moses Next Board President

The New Mexico Foundation for Open Government announced the election of new members to its Board of Directors and the appointment of Karen Moses, the editor of the Albuquerque Journal, to board president beginning January 1, 2018. Moses, a University of New Mexico journalism graduate, replaces Greg Williams, NMFOG’s Board President for the past three Read More …

Get smart with open government

The New Mexico Foundation legal review committee members along with two guest instructors spent a day training attorneys, journalists and interested citizens about open government legal issues during the group’s annual continuing legal education training program on Nov 3 in Albuquerque. The informative sessions focused on recent court decisions and controversies surrounding government transparency. Legal Read More …

Speak Up! Guidelines for developing viewpoint-neutral public comment policies

  A lof people around Albuquerque are talking about  the Open Meetings Act today after a controversial vote to once again fund the water utility authority’s  program that adds fluoride to the water supply without first notifying the public or listing it on the public meeting agenda as required by state law. When lawmakers declared Open Read More …

Building refuge for federal climate & environmental data

Join FOG at the University of New Mexico’s first ever #datarescueabq in coordination with DataRefuge. Learn more about the importance of preserving federal climate, land use, and other data. Following training, stick around with your own laptop and work to identify high value datasets and seed web pages for harvest by the Internet Archive. Note: The Read More …

Second Annual #SunshineHaiku Contest

To celebrate Sunshine Week, NMFOG’s Second Annual #SunshineHaiku contest is now open for entries. As government transparency adovcates work hard to strengthen and defend public access laws around the coutnry, we want to have some poetic fun with a little “Sunshine” play on words. Think about how your Haiku can shed light on the importance of #opengov. Read More …