New Mexico Secretary of State’s Office to put finance reports by legislators, government online

New Mexicans soon will have more insight into the private business dealings of their public officials.

The Secretary of State’s Office plans to post online later this month the latest finance reports filed by legislators and other top government officials.

Publishing the mandatory reports online is a shift in policy for the office. It stopped posting the filings in 2012 under then-Secretary of State Dianna Duran, a Republican who later resigned from office before pleading guilty to felony corruption charges.