Reminder: NMPA has moved
Here is our new address:
PO Box 95198
Albuquerque NM 87199
Phone, fax and email all remain the same.
Physical address is 7777 Jefferson NE
The 2013 New Mexico High School Journalism Workshop is June 9 - 12 at University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.
The workshop is open to high school students entering their junior or senior years. Participants receive newspaper journalism training from UNM faculty, high school journalism teachers and newspaper professionals. Click for details Please contact your local high school and let them know about the workshop.
2013 Legislative session recap
Bills on our watch list:
HB 21 Relating to OMA (Support) Passed House and now on to the Senate committees. Requires agendas for meetings be made available 72-hours in advance. SIGNED INTO LAW.
SB 261 All party consent. Tabled in Public Affairs
HB 390 Notice of sale of Self storage units. Stalled in House Judiciary.
SB 294 Expungement of criminal records. Passed. We've asked the Governor to veto this bill.
HB 403 Disclosure of information on accident reports. Stalled in House Judiciary.
HB 577 Providing for publication of legal notices on an authorized web site. Not heard in any committee.
SB 307 Making Government agencies subject to Uniform Electronic Transactions Act; Repealing requirement to publish county commission minutes. Passed. We've asked for a veto.
HB 106 Increasing value of property that a municipality may sell without public notice. Passed. We've asked for a veto.
SB 131 Relating to traffic citations. Senate Finance amendment that courts shall not publish on any public access website the records of a defendant if the case is closed. Passed. We've asked for a veto.
HCR1 The anti-transparency resolution hiding legislators emails from public view. This is a concurrent resolution and does not require the Governor's signature. See below for a sampling of reactions from around the state.
Their view: Taking a stand for openness
EDITORIAL: Citizens encouraged to voice their opinion
Records of Government Should Remain Open to the People
All Public Officials Should Celebrate National Sunshine Week
NM proposal limits legislative email disclosure
Editorial: Legislature's email rule goes against sunshine
State lawmakers fast-track bill that could shield their correspondence
Ain't No Sunshine Midway through Sunshine Week, a move toward the shadows
Our view: Sunshine works at Legislature
Our viewpoint: Lawmakers are bound by laws, too
72-hour public meeting notice now law
Gov. Susana Martinez on Wednesday signed into law a bill that requires public boards, including city councils and school boards, to post meeting agendas online at least 72 hours in advance. Read more
ALBUQUERQUE - A student-run New Mexico community college newspaper that was suspended this week after publishing an issue focusing on sex will be allowed to resume publication, school officials announced Wednesday.
Central New Mexico Community College spokesman Brad Moore said the CNM Chronicle has been authorized to continue operations immediately, and the papers will be returned to newsstands. Read more
AG: Raton commission violated Open Meetings Act
RATON, N.M.-The New Mexico attorney general's office says Raton commissioners violated the state Open Meetings Act several times last year. Read more
Los Alamos Monitor marks milestone
The Los Alamos Monitor turns 50.
The first edition of the newspaper was produced with typewriters, a headline machine, four employees and all the work was done in rented offices above a jewelry store. Read more Udall: Congratulations on 50th anniversary
50 years of memories Anniversary
New publication cycle for Valencia County News-Bulletin and its sister paper El Defensor ChieftainThe Valencia County News-Bulletin and its sister paper El Defensor Chieftain in Socorro will be moving to a one-time-per-week publishing cycle. The new weekly publication day will be Thursdays. The threat of losing Saturday mail due to insolvency of the United States Postal Service, some cost savings and more emphasis on digital offerings are contributing factors to the timing of this move. The effective start dates will be Thursday, March 21, for the Chieftain and Thursday, April 4, for the News-Bulletin.
There are a series of upcoming webinar training sessions offered through Inland Press. NMPA members are afforded special member prices through co-sponsorship of these convient training sessions. Please take a look at the upcoming topics on the left hand side of this newsletter. Clicking on the title will bring you to the registration page and provide additional information.