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Governor’s Office: Calendar not updated due to glitch

July 28, 2018

The Governor’s Office says a four-month lapse in publishing her weekly calendar was due to a technical problem.

The New Mexican reported Thursday that the weekly schedule for Gov. Susana Martinez had not been updated on her official website since mid-March.

After the story appeared, the calendar was updated through last week.

“While performing maintenance on the website the public facing calendar was accidentally disabled and was not reflecting the regular updates that had been made by our staff,” spokesman Ben Cloutier said in an email. “The issue has been resolved and the previously unavailable portions of the calendar are now visible on the website.”

The Governor’s Office had not responded to The New Mexican’s earlier questions about the lapse.

When the postings stopped for several months last year, an aide to the governor told the Albuquerque Journal it was an oversight and that the calendars would be updated more regularly.

The Martinez administration began publishing her calendar at governor.state.nm.us in 2013 amid requests from news organizations and transparency groups.

While not comprehensive, the calendars at least provided a glimpse of who has the governor’s ear and which issues she is focusing on during a given week.

The schedules posted Thursday, for example, show she met with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney during a trip to Washington, D.C. last month.

While the postings are not required, other governors have embraced the practice.

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