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Governor orders end to use of private email

June 19, 2012 • State News

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez directed state workers on Monday to only use the government’s email system for conducting public business, a move that ends her administration’s practice of sending email through private accounts in some instances.

The Republican governor’s directive came a week after it was disclosed that she and high ranking administration officials had discussed state issues using email accounts connected to her political action committee. Critics said the practice was unacceptable, particularly for a governor who had touted the need for more governmental transparency.

State workers under the governor’s control are to use state email even for “discussions preliminary in nature to final decisions or actions that have occasionally been sent via personal email because they are not required to be maintained under state law,” the governor said in a statement.

“There is no state law that requires this to be done, but utilizing only state email to conduct state business in connection Login to read more

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