‘Reporter’ sues governor for open records laws violations

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Posted: Tuesday, September 3, 2013 10:15 pm

The weekly Santa Fe Reporter on Tuesday sued Gov. Susana Martinez, claiming violations of the state’s open records laws.

The suit, filed in state district court in Santa Fe, also accused the governor —who campaigned for office promising transparency — of withholding public information as a means retaliation for negative stories.

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  • Kenneth Davis posted at 12:56 pm on Wed, Sep 4, 2013.

    concerned and confused Posts: 44

    That really seems to be the tone and MO of this administration, it used the same level of transparency and lack of regard for law to destroy 90% of the behavioral health infrastructure/ Most of it has been taken over in a hostile takeover move by HSD and Arizona companies illegally hired on no bid contracts. Services are disrupted and things will not be back to optimum running conditions for years possibly a decade. The administration has posted a series of ambiguous accusations of possible criminal actions with no substantiation or due process of law as the cause and has been caught using blatant lies in order to support their action while diverting public ire. I made the mistake of voting for Ms. Martinez once, that will never happen again.

  • Jennifer Bizzarro posted at 9:00 am on Wed, Sep 4, 2013.

    Jennifer_Bizzarro Posts: 481

    Mr. Knell:

    I was ready to support YOU for governor until you said, "Their (The Santa Fe Reporter) public records requests are treated the same as every other citizen in New Mexico.” Does that mean you believe that the Freedom of Information Act should be cherry-picked? If someone is out of favor, they cannot have or are unworthy of public information? Silly me, I thought Susana was governor, not the queen.

    And as far as the current governor's online underwear order from SPANX (the company name is all caps--their choice, not mine) goes, the entire email was published and circulated eons ago. Let's face it--we all knew/know something is holding this administration in place.


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