Governor finds new spot to post workers' salaries

Aug 16, 2012

Gov. Susana Martinez has begun posting the names and salaries of classified state employees at a new online location after a judge ruled last month that she remove the names from the online New Mexico Sunshine Portal.

Martinez added the names of classified workers, their titles and salaries to the Sunshine Portal last year. That added to a previously available list of employees exempt from civil service protection.

Members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council sued, saying the law authorizing the Sunshine Portal called only for the exempt employees to be included.

The governor removed the names last month after a judge ruled she must.

But the Santa Fe New Mexican reports she's now posted them on the state's main home page instead.