SANTA FE — New Mexico lobbyists spent about $44,000 this year that wasn’t revealed in the group data available from the state for download this week.
The extra spending pushes the total spending reported by lobbyists and their employers during this year’s legislative session to $195,000.
Alex Curtas, a spokesman for the Secretary of State’s Office, said the missing information was properly reported by lobbyists.
It just didn’t make it into the aggregate report that can be downloaded through the Campaign Finance Information System, he said. The state was working with its vendor, Curtas said, to determine what happened.
The spending, in any case, is available in another section of the website, where digital copies of each lobbyist filing are posted.