Saturday, March 6, 2010

King says Letter is a Public Document

Attorney General Gary King told me and other reporters Friday that his office believes a letter of resignation from the former state Elections Bureau director is public information — contrary to what the Secretary of State's Office claims.

I'm referring, of course to the "Take this job and shove it" letter from A.J. Salazar, in which Salazar reportedly accuses Secretary of State Mary Herrera of violating New Mexico's Governmental Conduct Act and election laws. The Secretary of State's Office so far has refused to hand it over to reporters (thought The Albuquerque Journal apparently got a copy from God knows hwere.)

My story about King's remarks is HERE.

My story that was published Friday is HERE.