New Mexico bills would boost government transparency

Submitted by LDieringer on Wed, 01/04/2012 - 5:45pm

From The Santa Fe New Mexican:

State government meeting attendees would have more notice about public meetings under a measure backed by Gov. Susana Martinez ahead of the 2012 Legislative session.

The bill, sponsored by Rep. Jim Smith, R-Sandia Park, will require 72 hours of notice of a meeting's final agenda — three times more than the 24 hours now required. Supporters say the current law makes it tough for people to plan to attend meetings, especially those that involve travel.