Keeping New Mexicans in the Dark

As bloggers Mario Burgos and Steve Terrell have pointed out in recent blog postings, the leadership of the New Mexico Senate has decided to disregard a majority of its members by refusing to provide webcasts of Senate floor action. Last year, the Senate passed Senate Memorial 45 which provided for filming and broadcasting of floor actions.
Unfortunately, it seems that a bi-partisan group of senators simply don’t think New Mexicans should know what their elected officials. Of course, the House refuses to show what they are doing by filming their floor actions as well. According to this chart from the National Conference of State Legislatures, New Mexico is one of only three states that do not provide any webcast or telecast of legislative floor proceedings.
Isn’t it time that we shined some light on Santa Fe?