Proposal by NMSU would limit access to public records

Submitted by LDieringer on Tue, 01/27/2015 - 12:50pm

New Mexico State University plans to propose extensive changes to restrict the reach of the state’s public records law – amendments that transparency advocates call “troubling” and vow to fight.

A document prepared by NMSU and obtained by the Journal describes a litany of proposed exemptions to the Inspection of Public Records Act, including some that would make secret much of the public sector hiring process and certain law enforcement activities.

The changes have also been a topic of discussion at the Council of University Presidents, made up of the heads of seven New Mexico public universities. Continue>>>
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