Heath Haussamen tells us that the Governor is actually considering veto'ing the conference committee bill that opens those meetings to the public--even though he previously promised to sign it:
Guv, say it isn't so!
“The governor has concerns about what appear to be major loopholes in the
bill,” Richardson spokesman Gilbert Gallegos wrote tonight in an e-mail. “…The
governor is taking his time to scrutinize the bill.”
not what Richardson said on Thursday when asked by a reporter during a news
conference if he would sign House Bill 393, sponsored by Rep. Joseph Cervantes, D-Las Cruces, should it pass the
“Yeah,” Richardson said at that news conference. The bill passed
the Senate that night on a vote of 33-8.
Veto'ing this bill would be a really bad move. New Mexico needs greater transparency in politics, and this bill is a crucial step in that direction.
You can tell the Governor what you think by calling 505-476-2200, or emailing him.