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NMPA launches redesigned website
The New Mexico Press Association has a redesigned web site with lots of new and interactive features. The new site will not only allow the association to showcase news and photos from member newspapers, it will also allow members to post their own views about industry trends and issues.
Visit the new site at nmpress.org and let us know what you think.
As noted earlier SB 147 - Posting of public notices on the internet, was heard in the Corporations and Transportation committee on 2/9. It was tabled with a 5-5 vote on the motion to "do pass" following a lengthy discussion. It did not receive a recommendation to pass on to the Judiciary committee.
Voting in favor (do pass):
Bills to watch
Check out FOG's list of 2011 legislation affecting open government.
NM Supreme Court: Public records viewers need I.D.
Published: Thursday, February 17, 2011 11:08 AM MST
Public records may have become a bit farther from reach for some New Mexicans this week as the New Mexico Supreme Court adopted a new rule that would require the public to show identification before viewing public court records.
The rule, which was adopted Feb. 2 and went into effect this week, has been on the court's radar since its first version was enacted last July. Read more
Public Records Fight Resolved
Journal lawsuit challenged NMDOT over documents
A fight by the Richardson administration to keep the Albuquerque Journal from reviewing state Department of Transportation records will cost the state an estimated $250,000 in legal fees and costs.
Much of the legal wrangling in the 2-year-old lawsuit was over the state's claim of executive privilege in connection with the records, which the state has now agreed to turn over to the newspaper.
NMPA Welcomes new member
The NMPA Board of Directors unanimously approved the membership application of the Ruidoso Free Press. The Free Press now enjoys full active membership and we look forward to their future participation in the association.