Gov. Jindal’s budget office refuses to provide records


BATON ROUGE — Gov. Bobby Jindal's budget office is refusing to release most of its records involving the state's alternative fuel vehicle tax credit, claiming those can be kept confidential under an exemption in public records law.

A lawyer for the Division of Administration said records sought by The Associated Press are being kept from public view as part of an exemption involving the governor's "deliberative process." Those documents being shielded include items involving a controversial ruling — subsequently rescinded by Jindal — over what vehicles would qualify for the tax credit program.