- Associated Press - Friday, January 13, 2017

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Gov. Susana Martinez says state government, specifically the dealings of lawmakers, should be more transparent.

The Republican governor made the comment during a business luncheon in Albuquerque on Thursday.

She called for all legislative hearings to be archived so that New Mexicans know what decisions are being made “in the wee hours of the night,” referencing the flurry of votes that are often cast during committee meetings in the final days of the legislative session.

New Mexico already offers webcasting of committee hearings. It’s unclear how much it would cost to maintain such an archive.

According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, more than half of states archive and make available online floor proceedings and about half archive some or all committee proceedings for varying lengths of time.

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