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From Las Cruces Sun-News:  The New Mexico Foundation for Open Government has advised New Mexico State University regents they would violate the state's Open Meeting Act if they negotiated with a presidential candidate over the weekend before publicly announcing their choice.

However, regents chair Mike Cheney said the board doesn't plan to begin negotiations until after they hold a public vote on the chosen candidate, likely Monday afternoon.

The regents announced they will hold a special meeting Monday at 4 p.m. in the Corbett Center. They will hold a closed executive session immediately before to continue discussions on presidential finalists.

The New Mexico Foundation for Open Government is a member of NFOIC. –eds