Tag Archives: open records

The Line: Little Transparency At The Spaceport

1206 Line Spaceport Suit

August 10, 2018 – Journalist Heath Haussamen filed a lawsuit this week seeking documents from the N.M. Spaceport Authority. Haussamen wrote a series of stories on the Spaceport last year. Spaceport officials have claimed that releasing records, such as lease agreements, would mean divulging trade secrets. But the Attorney General’s office found in July that the organization is violating the state Inspection of Public Records Act.

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NMPolitics.net sues for release of Spaceport America records

Spaceport violated open government law, AG’s office says

Host Gene Grant and this week’s Line opinion panelists discuss the lack of transparency at the Spaceport and why it matters for New Mexicans.

Line Panelists:
Tom Garrity, the Garrity Group PR
Sophie Martin, attorney
Zackary Quintero, UNM law student
Diane Snyder, former state senator

The Line: Santa Fe Reporter Goes To Court Over Access To Government Officials

NMiF: The Line Panel

March 31, 2017 - Lawyers for the Santa Fe Reporter and Governor Susana Martinez squared off in court this week. SFR alleges in a lawsuit that the Martinez administration repeatedly violated the state Inspection of Public Records ACT (IPRA) and treated the paper differently than other news outlets. Host Gene Grant and our Line opinion panelists share their thoughts on the significance of the case and the public's right to know what's happening in state and national government.

LINE PANELISTS:
Janice Arnold-Jones, former state representative
Mark Boitano, former NM state senator
Dede Feldman, former state senator
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy & McCarthy, LLP