Bill seeks transparency on state spending
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#1 Mar 11, 2009
I support this idea, but not in a year when we are cutting education.
#2 Mar 11, 2009
Jeff - Wouldn't be nice to know on-line how much & where education was cut and what department was increased? Then there might be real public debate about say education policy v. state funding of movie production. Or water rights adjudications.
Transparency is good - for about 99% of New Mexicans. The other 1% really want to treat you like a mushroom. Kept in the dark and fed .....
#3 Mar 11, 2009
It would be nice, Tom, but as the agency says, putting this stuff on line is not that simple. There is some very expensive software involved as well as bandwith fees and other costly IT components that come into play. Transparency is not free.
#4 Mar 11, 2009
I'm not optimistic about any "transparency" in the legislative process. This is the body of politicians who gave themselves a large increase in pension pay -- during the weekend when they hoped no one would be looking.
#5 Mar 11, 2009
The cost of an analysis would be between 25 thousand and a million dollars? Quite a spread. To implement it would cost between one and three million?
I'd say we need a much better Department of Information Technology. Maybe they are using a dart board to come up with these absurd brackets.
#6 Mar 11, 2009
you people want to have a GOOD LAUGH????
FORGET the state legislature.. that is going to be VERY BORING after this.
"GOVERNOR" RICHARDSON JUST APPOINTED TONY ANAYA TO HEAD THE *NEW AGENCY* THAT WILL ADMINISTER THE 1.8 ***BILLION*** DOLLARS FROM OBAMA'S STIMULUS PLAN!!!!
TALK ABOUT PUTTING A WOLF IN CHARGE OF THE CHICKEN COUP!!!
#7 Mar 12, 2009
what good is this going to have on better informed government, the government or those who govern will always do what is acceptable to them personally, not the citizens who they represent, raises for the legislators happens every session, just look it up. I appears that every year more and more self-serving exists, maybe we need to go broke so that we could elect a whole new group of legislators and elected administrators, the encumbents continue and to be gov., you need a $ 1,000,000 plus, if I won the lottery, I will find a canidate that has interests in people and make sure he get's elected. The legislators should have a limation of terms, or they will continue, wheel chairs, oxygen and total sleeping with their eyes open. The legislator that would propose a term limitation is commiting political death, what a shame.
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