RGF Hits NM’s Lack of Transparency in WSJ

A few weeks ago, in the wake of Governor Richardson’s “pay-for-play” scandal, the Wall Street Journal contained an article outlining some of the political scandals facing New Mexico and discussing ways in which the state’s open political process has created problems for the state’s political culture.
As part of the Rio Grande Foundation ongoing efforts to promote transparency in New Mexico government, I point out in a letter to the editor, published today, that New Mexico suffers from a lack of transparency moreso than a lack of ethics and that legislators have successfully kept the entire system opaque and citizens’ ignorant through a lack of information.

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