Monday, October 09, 2006
BY EMILY METZGAR
According to the Center for Public Integrity, Louisiana earns the grade of “F” all around when it comes to “how much information you can access about your government officials and how easy it is to do so.”
Louisiana’s report card here. The state gets an “F” on disclosure matters, not for failing to require disclosure, but for failing to require detailed information.Individual legislators’ disclosures are here.
It’s not as if this ranking from the Center for Public Integrity comes as a surprise. Despite small steps to require disclosure of hurricane profits, it’s clear how far the state still has to go.
See some of what’s been in the press on related subjects over the last year:
LPNS COMMENTARY: IS IT ANY WONDER THAT THE POWERS AT THE CAPITOL ARE TRIPPING OUT ABOUT THE "INTERNET KOOKS" RESEARCHING THEIR REPRESENTATIVE'S VOTING RECORDS AND DISCLOSURE INFORMATION- (WHAT LITTLE THERE IS).