Ain’t No Sunshine

From Santa Fe Reporter:

Two days before the start of national Sunshine Week, Democrats and Republicans in the New Mexico Legislature teamed up to send an important message. It would have been the perfect time to issue a proclamation recognizing “the importance of open government and freedom of information,” Sunshine Week’s key values.

Instead, they did the opposite.

On Friday, March 8, members of the House Rules & Order of Business Committee voted unanimously to expand privacy protections for state lawmakers. That Sunday, the measure—House Concurrent Resolution 1, sponsored by House Minority Leader Don Bratton, R-Lea, and House Speaker Ken Martinez, D-Cibola—cleared the two-thirds vote needed for any resolution that applies to both the House and the Senate.