With only a few legitimate exceptions, New Mexico's Inspection of Public Records Act, or IPRA, makes virtually all public records available for public inspection and copying. Yet the law is both vague in its definition of how to handle electronic records and limited in terms of penalties for not providing records.
New Mexico law guarantees your right to review government data. But when it comes to giving you meaningful access to the numbers that shape and reflect public policy, the legal guarantee ends.
By and large, data in New Mexico on topics like public spending are far from open. So we're opening the data ourselves.