Thursday, June 17, 2010

New Mexico Daily Sues Governor for Release of Employee Records

Richardson as Secretary of EnergyImage via Wikipedia
The Albuquerque Journal has sued Democratic New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson under the Inspection of Public Records Act (14-2-4 NMSA 1978) for the release of documents concerning 59 state workers who were laid off, the Associated Press reports.

The Journal filed suit in district court in pursuit of information concerning the identities of the pink-slipped workers, the purported savings to the state budget from the payroll deductions, and the criteria used by the governor's office to determine which positions were expendable. The newspaper claims the governor's office was foot-dragging and had released the names of only a handful of the 59 workers.
Enhanced by Zemanta

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for posting this news. I have been searching an article about this for so long. I'll be using it for my school topic, which is about payroll. Colorado news papers I kept for months disappeared from my cabinet. I lost it during our General cleaning. Thanks!.