More Transparency in Governor’s Records
Just a few years ago, during the presidential campaign, the word "transparency" was quite the buzzword. Everyone was promising more transparency in government and more public access to government records and such. Well, this week the Louisiana Senate passed a bill limiting secret records of the governor.
A bill passed by the Senate on Saturday could let the public peek into the inner workings of the Governor's Office.
At the State Capitol, senators unanimously passed a bill that places new limits on the Governor's ability to keep their records a secret. The bill is now on Bobby Jindal's desk, and if he signs it, the new sanctions would go into place in 2016.
The bill would reverse a law approved by Jindal six years ago which allowed his office to keep private records.