The public could have a much clearer picture of money in politics if a bill adding open data features to the state’s electronic campaign finance system is successful. The proposal was advanced Monday the Senate Rules Committee.
The bill (HB 105), would require candidates to go online to submit information about their fundraising and spending. It would also make it easier for the public to verify information in campaign finance reports by adding cross-referencing features to the state’s electronic campaign finance reporting system.
The measure has already passed the House and it now heads to the Senate Finance Committee. It is sponsored by Rep. Jim Smith, R-Tijeras and Sen. Daniel Ivey-Soto, D-Albuquerque. Continue…