Tuesday, January 09, 2007
AG King Schedules Open Government Workshop
The Santa Fe New Mexican is reporting that Attorney General Gary King plans to make open government a top priority and will cosponsor a workshop on open government laws:
Attorney General Gary King's first news release since taking office Monday announced his office and the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government would hold a workshop on open-government laws for local government officials and the public.
Bob Johnson, executive director of the foundation, said King's election in November was good news for open-government advocates. "We're encouraged by the election of Gary King,'' Johnson said Thursday.
Johnson noted that King, who served in the state House of Representatives from 1987 to 1998, sponsored laws to strengthen the state Open Meetings Act and the Inspection of Public Records Act. "In at least two sessions, he worked hard on those laws,'' Johnson said.
... The Attorney General's Office and the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government have scheduled the open-government workshop from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, January 10, at the Leo Griego Auditorium of the State Personnel Building at 2600 Cerrillos Road. [emphasis mine]