NM governor’s past calendars now online; political activities not included

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From Albuquerque Journal: SANTA FE – Gov. Susana Martinez’s office began posting the governor’s past calendars on the Internet on Friday, responding to media demands for more details about her schedule.

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The Associated Press had been seeking copies of the governor’s schedule since late 2011. In addition, the Santa Fe Reporter recently filed a lawsuit alleging Martinez, among other things, violated the state’s open record laws by withholding information about her calendar.

Terry Schleder, executive director of the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government, which also pushed for more details from the Governor’s Office, called the move a step toward greater accountability.

"The Foundation for Open Government urged Gov. Martinez to release her calendar, as others have been asking her to do,” Schleder said in a statement. “The governor has agreed to that request. We commend her for it and believe this is a substantial step forward for transparency in New Mexico government.”

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

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