Sunday, March 15, 2009

Jindal: Do as I say, not as I do. | Opinion | Political Horizons for March 15, 2009 — Baton Rouge, LA
The Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana recently noted Jindal’s inconsistency.

In a report released in time for “Sunshine Week,” a national initiative promoting open government, PAR said: “Few will forget the 2008 ethics session, where the new administration fought for increased disclosure and transparency from legislators but defended an overly-broad public records exception for the governor’s office.”

It has been Jindal who has pointed to dismal national rankings by groups that look at ethics and disclosure laws. He said those rankings would soar with the changes he proposed.

Jindal doesn’t mention the poor rating that the Louisiana Governor’s Office gets in a nationally recognized analysis done by the University of Florida’s Citizen Access Project.
The project analyzes the constitutions and laws of the states when it come to public records access.

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