New Mexico In Depth won 1st place in overall excellence for an organization at the 2015 New Mexico Press Women Communications Awards Contest. The overall honor came after NMID collected awards in several categories, including 1st, 2nd, 3rd place and honorable mention in Enterprise Reporting.
Judging by the 2015 legislative session, the forecast for transparency in New Mexico is partly sunny – or partly cloudy – depending on your outlook.
How did transparency and open government fare during New Mexico’s 2015 legislative session? Some of my ideas were discussed and acted upon while others were ignored completely. Change comes slowly in politics and that is doubly true in Santa Fe.
Although the sun was at high noon when it ended, the 2015 Legislative Session won’t be remembered as the Sunshine Session. Cue the theme song from Sergio Leone’s “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” for a look at the 60 day term in the light of transparency.
Some lawmakers want reform of New Mexico's "pork barrel" capital projects process. But others doubt it will happen soon.
State lawmakers gutted a bill attempting to bring sweeping reform to lobbyist regulations that place New Mexico in poor standing nationally by transparency standards. Here's a step-by-step narrative how legislators did it.