New Mexico court requires disclosure of public records held by contractors for government

From The Republic:

SANTA FE, N.M. – Citizens have a right to access public records kept by an independent contractor on behalf of state or local governments in New Mexico, the state Court of Appeals ruled in a decision welcomed by open government advocates.
The court’s ruling is important for preserving government transparency, particularly in an era when governments are privatizing many public seervices, Dolph Barnhouse, a lowyer for the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government said Monday

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